— AARP Louisiana and AARP Foundation welcome the enactment of the “Visual Visitation” Act, which gives nursing facility residents and their family members the option to install a video monitoring device in the resident’s room, allowing family caregivers to remain connected and be a part of their loved one’s care team. “This is a major milestone for family caregivers who want to remain virtually connected to their loved ones. We want to thank Governor John Bel Edwards, New Orleans City Councilwoman …

— Our Two-Part Online Q&A Session Can Help You Stay Up-to-Date Staying Connected, Competitive and Current in Your Career Part 1: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 6 –6:30 p.m. CT Part 2: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6 – 6:30 p.m. CT From job search to daily job requirements, technology now plays a role in virtually every career. Have your skills kept pace? Maybe you’re looking to change careers or advance in your current job. Or perhaps you haven’t had a job in …

— The Bayou State is home to about 287,000 military veterans, and AARP Louisiana is committed to listening to them and understanding their needs. With the recent creation of the AARP state office’s Veterans Council, volunteers have begun reaching out to vets across the state to address their concerns about caregiving, fraud and other issues that affect military families. Louisiana is home to several military bases, as well as two inpatient and 17 outpatient veterans health care facilities and four centers …

— On Tuesday, May 17, House Bill 281, the “Virtual Visitation” Bill, passed the Louisiana Senate. Andrew Muhl, State Advocacy Director for AARP Louisiana, issued the following statement. “AARP would like to thank New Orleans City Councilwoman-elect Helena Moreno, Rep. Kirk Talbot, and the legislators who took a step in the right direction by supporting HB 281. This bill gives nursing home residents and their family members the option to install a video monitoring device in the resident’s room, allowing family …

— Denise Bottcher, state director of AARP Louisiana, which serves nearly 500,000 Louisianans age 50+, issued the following statement in reaction to the Department of Health’s announcement regarding potential cuts to the state’s Medicaid program and the impact on Louisiana’s most vulnerable citizens. “Threatening to evict 17,000 nursing home residents from the very places they call home, and take away critical services that help many other seniors and persons with disabilities remain independent at home and in their communities, is no …

— In Louisiana, an estimated 660,000 family caregivers provide care and support for loved ones. House Bill 281 will give nursing home residents and their family members the ability to install a monitoring device in the resident’s room, allowing family members to be a part of their loved one’s care team. HB 281: Provides residents and families the option to install a monitoring device. Provides that the nursing home resident or the resident’s family member bears the cost of the camera. Provides visual …