Caring for a parent, spouse, or other loved one can be a 24/7 job that is emotionally, physically and financially difficult. That’s why AARP works tirelessly to support family caregivers, striving to make your big responsibilities a little bit easier.
Make sure financial planning is part of your plan. Join AARP’s Jean Accius and OSU Extension Services for October’s live Q&A discussion as we talk about all of the decisions that come with managing the finances of a loved one. Even if your loved one lives at home, you need to know about their finances, accounts and obligations. We’ll review issues like when you need legal authority, the types of medical legal documents, estate planning, and other tips for managing financial accounts for your family member or loved one. We’ll also answer whether you can get paid for being a family caregiver. You won’t want to miss this informative discussion. Dinner and workshop are FREE. Register today!
524,000 Oklahomans are family caregivers and we know they can use more support. AARP is here to help. Anyone can take advantage of our free caregiving resources, not just AARP members. Now, we're hosting a weeklong celebration of caregivers at Tulsa's Guthrie Green with resources and help for caregivers as well as opportunities to relax.
Caregiving may be one of the most important roles you will ever take on in your life. You may have become a caregiver suddenly or perhaps your role has evolved over time. No matter where you are in the continuum of caregiving- starting to plan, helping to coordinate a big move, or take care of a family member in your home- having resources at your fingertips will make the process easier.
The official first day of winter isn't until Wednesday, but folks across the Sooner State might take issue with that claim with the wind chill dipping below zero. Thankfully, falls on icy steps, sidewalks or streets have not been a concern yet. However, the dangerously cold weather can be potentially deadly. AARP Oklahoma is advising family members, caregivers and friends to keep a close eye on older adults as they are especially vulnerable to hypothermia.
Holidays have always been full of family fun for us, but I’ve also used them as a time to observe how my parents are doing on their own and talk about changes. It can be tough, creating a celebratory mood while also dealing with serious family issues, such as driving, personal care, and finances. Here are my top tips for successful conversation.
AARP Backed Laws Expected to Improve Access to Health Care and Support Caregivers Take Effect November 1
Two new state laws, which are expected to improve access to health care, reduce medical costs and better support family caregivers, take effect today, November 1, 2016.
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