caregiving

— In the legislative session that begins Jan. 9, AARP Kansas once again will be backing a bill that could help family caregivers when a loved one comes home from a hospital stay. Previously introduced in 2015, the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act would let every hospital patient designate a family caregiver, whose contact information would be recorded in the patient’s chart. The hospital would then make reasonable efforts to inform the caregiver about discharge plans and show the caregiver …

— With diabetes prevalent among both Native Americans and African Americans/Blacks, AARP Kansas set out to not only call attention to the problem, but also to do something about it. That’s why, for the last three years, AARP Kansas has worked with the American Association of Indian Physicians (AAIP) to sponsor a cooking class for members of the four federally recognized indigenous tribes in Kansas (e.g., Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Kickapoo Nation of Kansas, Sac and Fox Nation, and …

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