— The state is facing budget cuts, and AARP is fighting to keep the burden from falling on Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens. In September, Gov. Matt Blevin (R) asked most state agencies to cut their budgets by 17.4 percent to avert a $200 million shortfall. Although Medicaid payments would be exempt, most services administered by the Kentucky Department for Aging and Independent Living would not. Kentucky ranks 50th among the states in the percentage of Medicaid long-term care dollars allocated to …

— By Melissa Preddy Entrepreneur Danielle Smith wants to offer a retirement savings plan to her staff of five, but so far costs and logistics have been prohibitive. “I’ve been talking with a financial adviser about how to manage it,” said Smith, 35, who in 2013 founded Detroit Maid, a cleaning service in southeast Michigan. Her cleaners range from their 20s to their 40s, and most are women, who typically lag in saving for their older years. “My mission is to …

—         AARP poll of AR likely voters shows overwhelming support for more funding, availability of at-home long-term care Survey shows 91% support funding shift from nursing homes to at-home care provided by caregivers & helping people live independently a powerful potential issue for candidates, especially among caregivers LITTLE ROCK—AARP Arkansas today released a poll showing that 50+ likely voters overwhelmingly support shifting additional federal long-term care funding from nursing homes to home-based care, and where candidates stand …