Family caregiving is the nation's most common job with 45 million people nationwide acting as a caregiver to their loved one. Caregiving is a job that will touch every family in some way.
AARP Mississippi talked with Megan Clapton, Ph.D., owner of Mindful Therapy in Ridgeland, about mindfulness and caregiving. Dr. Clapton says mindfulness can help caregivers as they try to balance work, family and caregiving.
In homes and communities across the United States, millions of Americans quietly care for older parents, spouses and other loved ones, helping them to stay at home as they age.
During the observance Veterans Day, we saw celebrations and ceremonies recognizing our country’s veterans. But AARP wants to also recognize the family caregivers of veterans with physical or mental ailments.
Perhaps given the current political climate it may be difficult to look at what is happening in Washington, however, AARP is working to make some changes for the betterment of American Caregivers. AARP is strongly behind the RAISE (Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage) Family Caregivers Act, which would create an advisory council to recommend a strategy to support Family Caregivers. The bill is bipartisan, and has already passed the U.S. Senate unanimously. The bottom line is that there is a large section of the population (40+ million) who provides free care (valued at around $470 billion) to their family members, keeping them independent, and AARP believes that the RAISE Family Caregivers Act is a way to help that cause.
Clackamas, Oregon – Oregon nationally ranks 4 th when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents, family caregivers and people with disabilities, according to a new national report. “Picking Up the Pace of Change: A State Scorecard on Long-Term Services and Supports” from AARP ranks the 50 states and DC. It is the third in a series of scorecards from AARP with the Commonwealth Fund and the SCAN Foundation. Oregon has moved down from third in the last report in 2014.
More than 500,000 Nevadans are family caregivers. So if you're a business owner or manager, chances are you have some on your team. They care for an older parent, spouse or other loved one – helping them with transportation, errands and medical tasks to help them live independently at home. This can mean extra stress, time away from work, and impacts to their own health.
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