— Our online Q&A sessions can help you keep your loved one secure. Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe at Home Part 1: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT Part 2: Thursday, April 12, 2018, 4 – 4:30 p.m. PT Nearly half of family caregivers are caring for a loved one who still lives in his or her home. Another 35 percent share a home with the loved one in their care. You want a safe and secure home …

— Join two live webinars to find out how to identify and react to changes in your loved one’s behavior AARP Family Caregiving Online Learning Series Recognizing the Signs Your Loved One Needs More Care Tuesday, January 23, 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT Local Resources for Caregivers Tuesday, January 30, 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT What if your loved one loses interest in a favorite hobby? Or misses an in important date? Or forgets to pay the bills? What …

Caregiver Sick Leave Bill Nevada

— Bill AB394 Aims to provide flexibility for Nevada’s 350,000+ Caregivers  to Use Earned Sick Days to Care for Sick or Disabled Loved Ones CARSON CITY, NV – A new bill before the Nevada Legislature will allow Nevada’s growing number of family caregivers, who are employed, the flexibility needed to allow them to use their earned time off to provide care. Over 60-percent of Nevada’s family Caregivers are employed and need to continue working while providing care to their loved ones. …

—   Volunteers and staff from Nevada were in Washington this week to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of family caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with Representatives Heck, Amodei, Titus, and Senator Reid, they had crucial asks: AARP Nevada advocates asked members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring Act. …

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— Nevadans are now hearing a new question when being admitted for a hospital stay: “Do you have a family caregiver?” That’s because a new law known as the CARE Act was passed by the Nevada Legislature during its 2015 session. The law was designed to help caregivers stay informed when a family member or friend is in the hospital, and be better prepared to take care of their loved one at home following the hospital stay. The result should be …

— More than 500,000 Nevadans currently serve as family caregivers, providing assistance to an aging parent or other loved one with the tasks of daily living.  AARP Nevada, the Asian Community Development Center (ACDC) and Rising Asian Pacific Americans Coalition for Diversity (RAPACD) are pleased to welcome Major General Antonio “Tony” Taguba – one of the nation’s foremost advocates for caregivers and veterans – to Las Vegas for two special community events: Wednesday, June 29 at 6:00 PM – Hong Kong Garden …

— Family caregivers in Nevada will be better prepared when a loved one comes home from a hospital stay, thanks to a new state law backed by AARP. The Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act allows every hospital patient to designate a family caregiver. Hospital staff must record the caregiver’s contact information in the patient’s chart, notify the caregiver before the patient is discharged and show the caregiver how to perform followup care that will be needed at home, such as …

—   Across the Silver State, more than 500,000 Nevadans perform a great labor of love, caring for older parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can stay at home—where they want to be—and out of costly institutions. It’s a labor of love, to be sure, and often more than a full-time job. This year, three elected officials in Nevada went above and beyond to provide a little bit of help for family caregivers by championing SB 177, known as …

— In a state whose first-in-the-nation primaries give momentum to the winners, AARP is asking presidential candidates how they would update Social Security to guarantee benefits for generations to come. AARP is seeking detailed plans from candidates of both parties as they crisscross New Hampshire, Iowa and other states with early primaries and caucuses. “With the nation’s eyes and ears focused on campaigns here, we hope to spark a robust debate about how the candidates can make the program financially sound …

Senator Debbie Smith, "Capitol Caregiver"

— At the 2015 National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit in Seattle, Washington, AARP presented Senator Debbie Smith with its Capitol Caregiver Award, recognizing her outstanding work to support family caregivers in Nevada. Smith, who also currently serves as NCSL president, joins an elite bipartisan group of state legislators and governors recognized for advancing policies to help unpaid family caregivers who are making it possible for older Americans to live independently at home – where they want to be. …