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— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Are you trying to balance caring for an aging or disabled loved one while working full or part time? Get the tips, ideas and support you need at AARP’s free, two-part webinar. Register today to get answers from AARP experts, a working family caregiver like you …

— After five years of working to pass legislation to support Iowa’s 317,000 family caregivers, volunteer advocates from AARP Iowa along with other partnering statewide organizations, celebrated their persistence and dedication on Tuesday when Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds inked her signature to the 2019 Iowa CARE Act, Senate File (SF) 210 at a bill-signing ceremony at the Iowa State Capitol.  The legislation becomes law on July 1, 2019. “Iowa’s family caregivers are unsung heroes who sacrifice time and energy to help …

— The Iowa House this morning passed the 2019 Iowa CARE Act (SF 210) by a vote of 96-3. With the bill unanimously passing the Iowa Senate earlier in the week, the legislation now moves to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable) Act outlines commonsense steps to help Iowa’s more than 317,000 family caregivers when their loved one goes into the hospital and as they transition home. The CARE Act legislation was …

— The Iowa Senate unanimously passed the 2019 Iowa CARE Act (SF 210) today by a vote of 49-0.  The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable) Act outlines commonsense steps to help Iowa’s more than 317,000 family caregivers when their loved one goes into the hospital and as they transition home. Sponsored by Sen. Mark Segebart (R) of Vail, SF 210 features four important provisions: the name of the family caregiver is recorded when their loved one is admitted into a …

— AARP Iowa has released the results of a new statewide caregiving survey, showing that 96 percent of family caregivers in the state believe it’s important to receive instruction on medical tasks they will need to provide for loved ones at home after discharge from the hospital. AARP Iowa is urging the state legislature to pass the Iowa CARE Act, which outlines steps that hospitals should take to help Iowa’s more than 317,000 family caregivers when their loved ones transition to …

— Despite the inclement weather outside, the Iowa State Capitol was turned into a sea of red vests and red hearts this morning as more than 60 AARP Iowa volunteer activists and a large coalition of healthcare advocates from across the state rallied for support of the 2019 Iowa CARE Act (SF 210/HF 340), a common-sense bill to help Iowa’s 317,000 family caregivers. The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable) Act was passed earlier this month in the Senate Human Resources …

— This past Wednesday, AARP Iowa hosted a teletown hall event featuring the 2019 Iowa CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable) Act. The bill features four important provisions.  The name of the family caregiver is recorded when their loved one is admitted into a hospital, if a patient chooses to designate one.  Second, the designated family caregiver is notified when their loved one is to be discharged back home.  Third, the hospital discusses the caregivers’ abilities and limitations.  Finally, the hospital discusses …

— Legislation would help Iowa’s 317,000 family caregivers The Iowa Senate Human Resources Committee voted unanimously today to advance the 2019 Iowa CARE Act (SF 84) out of Committee and to the full Senate. The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable) Act outlines commonsense steps to help Iowa’s more than 317,000 family caregivers when their loved one goes into the hospital and as they transition home. Sponsored by Sen. Mark Segebart (R) of Vail, SF 84 features four important provisions. The …

— Read our first AARP IOWA e-NEWS – January 2019 Legislative Session Begins Jan. 14 Passing Iowa CARE Act is Top Priority! Once again, the Iowa legislative session is upon us, beginning Monday, Jan. 14, followed by the Governor’s State of the State address on Tuesday. For AARP Iowa, our top legislative priority is passing the 2019 Iowa CARE Act, a no-cost, common-senses bill that provides needed support to Iowa’s 317,000 family caregivers when their loved one is admitted to the …

— Get Your Questions Answered at AARP’s Free Webinar for Family Caregivers Navigating Insurance for Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Part 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 6 p.m. CT Caring for a loved one and have questions about their insurance options? Good news! AARP’s two-part question and answer webinar has the answers—and it’s free to attend. Register now to get expert advice about Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and other payment options. The webinar will also cover …