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— By Aliya King When Susan Cota’s husband, Vic, 76, began to show signs of dementia, she knew he would need full-time care. Cota, 68, considers herself fortunate because her children and neighbors in Atlantic Highlands have always helped out so that she is not overwhelmed. But the adult-care center her husband attends two full days a week has also been a game changer. It gives Cota a much-needed break, time she spends attending a caregiver support group and a quilting …

— Attend AARP’s free, two-part webinar to find out how. Tips for Working Caregivers from Working Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7 p.m. ET 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 …

— The New Year rang in a new commitment to family caregivers in New Jersey.  As a result of the hard work of AARP staff and volunteers, coalition partners and the leadership of Assemblywomen Lampitt, Mosquera, and Vainieri Huttle as well as Senators Vitale and Greenstein and the Governor, a bill to create a New Jersey Caregiver Task Force (A3514/S959) was signed into law December 28, 2018. Soon after, a bill to significantly expand our state’s Paid Family Leave Insurance Program …

— New Law in New Jersey: Paid Sick Leave Across New Jersey more than 1 million family caregivers help their parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – where they want to be. The majority of family caregivers also juggle full or part-time jobs while caregiving. AARP advocated for passage of the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act and, on October 29, 2018, New Jersey became the 10th state in the nation to require employers to provide …

— It’s been a decade since the passage of the Family Leave Insurance program, which allows New Jerseyans to take paid leave to bond with a new child or care for an ill family member. But every year less than 1 percent of those workers have taken advantage of the benefit, which is paid for by each New Jersey worker through a modest fee of around $30 annually. AARP New Jersey has created a new site, aarp.org/njcaregiving, to explain the law …

— Get Your Questions Answered at AARP’s Free Webinar for Family Caregivers Navigating Insurance for Caregivers Part 1: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 7 p.m. ET Part 2: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7 p.m. ET 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 …

— Monday, December 17th was a great day in Trenton for the 1.1 million family caregivers in the Garden State. AARP New Jersey applauds the passage of Assembly Bill 3514 which establishes a New Jersey Caregiver Task Force that will help determine how to best support family caregivers. With New Jersey’s 65+ population expected to double by 2050, it’s critical that our state has the services and systems in place to support the army of family caregivers who will become even …

— Nueva ley en Nueva Jersey: Licencia por enfermedad pagada En todo Nueva Jersey, más de un millón de personas ayudan a sus padres, cónyuges y otros seres queridos para que puedan permanecer en sus hogares, donde prefieren estar. La mayoría de estas personas que cuidan de un ser querido también tienen trabajos a tiempo parcial o completo mientras brindan atención. AARP abogó por la aprobación de la Ley de licencia por enfermedad pagada de Nueva Jersey y, el 29 de octubre del …

—     Across New Jersey more than 1.1 million family caregivers help their parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home – where they want to be. Family caregiving is a labor of love, but it is also complex, costly, demanding, and stressful. The majority of family caregivers also juggle full or part-time jobs while caregiving.   As workers struggle to balance caregiving with their job responsibilities, many end up facing economic hardship as the demands …

— Get Helpful Guidance at Our Online Q&A Webinar Prepare to Care: Paying for Your Loved One’s Care Part 1: Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET Part 2: Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 7 – 7:30 p.m. ET It can happen suddenly. One day, a loved one might be relatively healthy. The next, they could be facing a serious — and costly — health challenge. Don’t wait for a crisis to occur before talking to your loved one about …