Caregiving

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Minimum-wage, lower-income caregivers can’t get by on 60% of their salaries; extension from four to eight weeks for many is not a practical solution
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New research from AARP finds that if employers and governments enacted more supports for working family caregivers age 50 and older, not only would the productivity of these workers increase, but the policies also could cause the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) to grow by as much as $1.7 trillion by 2030. That economic boost could grow to $4.1 trillion by 2050. Read the full story.
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AARP-backed bills before the Rhode Island Senate are aimed at lowering prescription costs
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AARP Rhode Island encourages family caregivers to check out its new “Guide for Caring for Older Adults in Rhode Island.” 
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No matter where you are in the caregiver journey, these local agencies and organizations can help make the process easier
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“It is essential that long-term care providers, as well as health care providers more broadly, remain responsible for any negligent actions to ensure long-term care residents have some protection and opportunity for redress.”
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Latest Nursing Home COVID Dashboard data reflects a rise in cases and deaths
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As COVID-19 Cases and Deaths Climb, New AARP Analysis Reveals Many Rhode Island Nursing Homes Still Lack Staffing
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