Caregiving crises can erupt with a phone call. For me it happened on a glorious sunny morning in the summer of 2008 with a ring from my sister. Within hours of hearing that Mom’s caregiver needed to be fired, panic and fear rained down on me because we realized Mom would soon have to leave home.
Clackamas, OR – To recognize their integral work to support family caregivers in Oregon, AARP names Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, Sen. Jackie Winters, Sen. Richard Devlin, Sen. Tim Knopp, Rep. Nancy Nathanson, Rep. Dan Rayfield, and Rep. Greg Smith as 2017 “Capitol Caregivers,” a bipartisan group of nearly 100 elected officials from more than 30 states. These leaders have advanced policies to support Oregon’s family caregivers, who help their parents, spouses and other loved ones live independently at home and in the community—where they want to be.
Throughout Indiana nearly 840,000 Hoosiers care for an older parent, spouse or other loved one, helping them to live safely and independently at home. These family caregivers take on huge responsibilities that can be overwhelming, stressful and exhausting. Many also juggle full- or part-time jobs.
AARP is working to ensure people can live in their homes and communities for as long as possible by advocating for more resources and services to assist those who need care. But we need your help.
En Español Many of us know that caregiving is a challenging task that can be physically tedious, emotionally draining, and unbelievably exasperating. Those in the know would agree it can be one of the most difficult things one can do during their lifetime.
A near-capacity audience packed a movie theater at Riverdale 10 Cinemas in Little Rock the evening of June 18 to watch a free AARP Movies for Grownups screening of the film Still Alice and learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones.
In connection with AARP’s I Heart Caregivers, you are invited to attend a free screening of the film Still Alice and learn more about resources for family caregivers and their loved ones.
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