— By Joanne Cleaver Genie Deutsch makes more than lemonade from lemons. She includes lemons in many dishes for her husband, Stan, as she manages the nutritional needs dictated by his end-stage renal disease. With many ingredients banned, lemon is one flavor he loves that he can have. Deutsch, 85, of Fox Point, is the primary caregiver for her 90-year-old husband. “I’m probably doing more than I think I am,” she said. Constant coordination with medical professionals shapes her daily routine, …

— Things adds up. Lost wages from taking time off. Travel costs related to going back and forth to a physician. Taking training to provide correct medical care. The medications and consultations. We’re talking about family caregivers, the legions of people out there who are caring for a loved one. It may be the child taking care of the parent who once took care of them, the spouse taking care of a husband or wife who has suffered a crippling illness. …

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— 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 …

— AARP is pleased to endorse the bipartisan Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act (H.R. 3759) that will create a strategy to support family caregivers. The Senate recently passed the RAISE Act in a unanimous vote, which AARP applauded. U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) was a Senate co-sponsor of the bill. Now it’s time for the House to do the same by approving H.R. 3759 — and you can help by calling your U.S. Representative and urging her/him to …

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— The 770,000+ caregivers in South Carolina face many issues as they care for their loved ones. AARP is working to address these issues on several different levels including three caregiving issues at the federal level. The Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act would implement the bipartisan recommendation of the federal Commission on Long-Term Care that Congress require the development of a national strategy to support family caregivers. The Act would bring together relevant federal agencies and …

— AARP Pennsylvania Takes Caregiving and Social Security Message to Washington, DC Earlier this year, AARP Pennsylvania was proud to announce the passage of the Caregivers, Advise, Record, and Enable Act which would help the 1.6 million family caregivers across the Commonwealth. Now caregivers are looking to the United States Congress to bring them more good news from the national perspective. AARP has endorsed a pair of family caregiver bills that have been introduced in the US Congress. The first is …

— Today I joined volunteers and staff from Ohio headed to Washington to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with members of Congress, we carried these crucial asks: Asked members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring Act and also enlisted members of …

— Today, volunteers and staff from Idaho head to Washington to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of Family Caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with members of Congress, these volunteers and staff have carried crucial asks: AARP Idaho advocates asked members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring Act and …

— Today, volunteers and staff from AARP Arkansas are in  Washington, D.C., to advocate on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of family caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with members of Congress, these volunteers and staff carried crucial asks. AARP Arkansas advocates will ask members of Congress to support two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers: the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring …

— This week AARP North Carolina President Bob Palombo and State Director Doug Dickerson are in Washington, DC, advocating on behalf of AARP members and all older Americans on the crucial issues of family caregiving and Social Security. While meeting with members of Congress, AARP asked for their support on two pieces of bipartisan legislation to help family caregivers, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, and the Credit for Caring Act. They also asked members of …