— Oklahoma ranks among the worst in the nation on several measures of quality of care in nursing homes. This must stop! AARP Oklahoma has created the Nursing Home CARE Plan which is a series of bills that begin to correct the ways in which our state’s most frail and vulnerable are cared for: HB 1902 / SB280: Ties nursing home reimbursements to quality of care. SB 142: Puts an end to the shameful and immoral practice of using antipsychotic drugs …

— We know more than 524,000 Oklahomans take care of their loved ones at home, with little help and no pay. At AARP, we are committed to doing what we can to help caregivers do their jobs better and take care of themselves in the process. Please join AARP Oklahoma for a free, interactive telephone town on May 13, 2019 at 10am. AARP OK State Director Sean Voskuhl, Nadine Walter with Lifespan Respite and Mickey Hinds with LIFE Senior Services will …

— 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 …

— Gathering Place has gone to the dogs! Every Wednesday through October 30,2019 is Dog Play Wednesday presented by AARP Oklahoma at Gathering Place. Bring your furry friend to the park and explore it together. Our tails are wagging just thinking about it! Please note, all dogs must be on a leash. Dogs are not allowed inside buildings or on the play equipment. Guests are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs. Plus, every fourth Wednesday enjoy special programming for both …

— 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 …

—  More than 524,000 Oklahomans care for older parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can live independently in their homes and communities. These unpaid family caregivers provide 488 million hours of care valued at a staggering six billion dollars annually, according to AARP Oklahoma, the nonprofit and nonpartisan advocacy organization for Americans 50 and older. Free AARP Oklahoma Family Caregiver Resource Kits are now available to all Oklahomans. The AARP Oklahoma Caregiver Resource Kits include; Prepare to Care: A …

— More than half a million Oklahomans fulfill the vital role of family caregiver. They perform medical tasks, prepare meals and care for loved ones. While caring for a loved one can a rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging. In an effort to support family caregivers, AARP Oklahoma and area providers are hosting the Oklahoma Caregivers Conference at OU-Tulsa, 4502 East 41st Street, on November 28, 2018. The conference is free and open to the public, although registration is required. …

— A new law will help ensure that hospitals are providing caregivers the assistance they need so patients can receive proper treatment when they go home. In 2014, Oklahoma was the first state in the country to pass the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act, which requires hospitals to record the name of a caregiver during admission, to notify that person if the patient is moved or discharged and to prepare the caregiver for simple medical tasks at home. But AARP …

— More than 524,000 Oklahomans care for older parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can live independently in their homes and communities. These unpaid family caregivers provide 488 million hours of care valued at a staggering six billion dollars annually, according to AARP Oklahoma, the nonprofit and nonpartisan advocacy organization for Americans 50 and older. Request Complimentary AARP Oklahoma Family Caregiver Kits Free AARP Oklahoma Family Caregiver Resource Kits are now available to all Oklahomans. The AARP Oklahoma Caregiver …

— A new report by AARP’s Public Policy Institute finds Oklahoma ranks among the worst in the nation in several key indicators of quality of care at our state’s nursing facilities. The report, Across the States 2018: Profiles of Long-term Services and Supports, is a compilation of data on long-term care services and supports in each state and combines data from original analysis and a large number of other relevant studies and sources. According to the report, Oklahoma has the second …

— Tulsa is one of six cities nationwide participating in a pilot project to connect family caregivers with “hyperlocal” resources when they are searching for help for their loved ones. More than 524,000 Oklahomans serve as family caregivers. Residents will be able to download guides offering new information on caregiving resources in their area. For more information, go to aarp.org/ok.