Home & Family

Discover the latest on caregiving, universal design, livable communities, grandparenting, driver safety and more.
Residential Area In Winter
With average low temperatures ranging from the single digits to highs in the 20s Fahrenheit in North Dakota in December and January, it’s not too early to budget for and explore programs that are available to help pay winter heating bills.
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Because of the coronavirus pandemic, all AARP Smart Driver classroom courses have been cancelled until at least March 1, 2021.
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Resources for updates, home health visits, food banks, grocery access and meal delivery.
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2020 program open to all North Dakotans
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At an average cost of $9,215 per month for care, skilled nursing care is expensive. The North Dakota Medicaid program helps qualifying individuals pay for the cost of long-term care services in both nursing homes and in individuals’ own homes and other community settings.
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If you have a spouse, sibling, parent, or other loved one in a nursing home, you may be worried about their safety and well-being because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some key questions to ask the nursing home:
Scam Alert
Scam artists are profiting from unsuspecting elderly North Dakotans during this time of social distancing and social isolation, warned Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.
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North Dakota homeowners could be eligible for property tax credits if they meat certain income requirements. Also, renters could also qualify for a refund program if they meet eligibility requirements.
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In North Dakota approximately 68,000 family caregivers provided an estimated 57 million hours of care – worth a staggering $980,000 – to their parents, spouses, partners, and other loved ones in 2017, according to state data available in the latest report of AARP’s Valuing the Invaluable series.
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UPDATE: If you missed the Nov. 12 telephone town hall, you can still listen to it here:
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