Caregiving

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June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month and AARP North Carolina is working with other advocates for the aging to help prevent exploitation, abuse and neglect of older adults in the state.
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ASHEVILLE -- Many grandparents are the primary caregivers of their grandchildren. There were more than 5.8 million grandparent-led families in the United States at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census, with figures expected to have risen since then.
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For more than 60 years, committed volunteers have conducted the heart of AARP’s work -- people just like you who know that giving back and community service are cherished values that only become more important with age.
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RALEIGH, NC - Access to quality healthcare continues to be one of the most important issues facing North Carolina. On March 11, legislators took a major step towards improving access with the introduction of SB 249/HB 277, the SAVE Act. This bipartisan legislation would cut outdated red tape for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and bring North Carolina in line with long established national standards.
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RALEIGH -- The NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) announced some good news for people who have been waiting patiently, as well as painfully, to visit their loved ones in long-term care facilities.
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1.1 million member state organization's legislative priorities
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No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
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The coronavirus pandemic highlighted long-standing issues with the state’s long-term care system. Problems include staffing shortages, low wages, high turnover, a lack of oversight and not enough technology for virtual visits,
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RALEIGH, NC -- As COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continue to climb, AARP renewed its call for state legislators to better protect nursing home residents and staff from the coronavirus. The latest release of the AARP Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard finds concerning trends in North Carolina’s nursing homes, with nursing home deaths, resident cases, lack of personal protective equipment and staff shortages all above the national average.
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RALEIGH – Thanks to the work of AARP advocates in North Carolina, nursing home patients and their loved ones may soon be able to visit in person.  With key COVID-19 metrics stabilizing in the state, and strong infection prevention and control requirements in place, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued a Secretarial Order updating visitation guidelines for nursing homes to allow indoor visitation.
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