Caregiving

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A recent AARP Texas Bullhorn conversation on Facebook spotlighted end-of-year progress at the federal level toward ensuring older people’s health and financial security.
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It is the new year, and that means it’s time for new year’s resolutions. For many, those resolutions are to lose weight, exercise more, and eat healthier. In this latest edition of our Prepare to Care Podcast, Robin Owens of Meal Prep With Me says getting fit is easy and fun to do.
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As the COVID-19 crisis carries over into the new year, AARP in Houston wants to help family caregivers overcome feelings of isolation, emotional fatigue and other struggles, and to begin 2021 with renewed spirit.
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For the 3.2 million Texas caregivers, balancing work, family, and caregiving duties can be challenging. It is even more taxing as we throw this pandemic in the mix. Dr. Alberto Almeida from Brownsville, Texas, and primary-care physician in family and sports medicine says, mindfulness can help caregivers better deal with their day to day duties. He joined our Prepare to Care Podcast to discuss mindfulness and caregivers.
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As many struggle with what to buy that particular person for the holidays, others face the struggle of deciding whether to leave the lights on or put food on the table. As the pandemic worsens, many food insecurities may be on the rise. Many of those hit hard are ages 50+.
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A glimpse of the 2021 AARP Texas legislative agenda, which includes advocacy related to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities and a host of consumer-related issues.
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Video-calling loved ones is a wonderful way to maintain social connection during the holidays, as well as a way to virtually check in on others’ mental wellbeing and physical spaces.
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November is National Family Caregivers Month. It’s a time to honor the more than 40 million caregivers across the country. While resources are available for these selfless individuals, a new AARP revealed that almost 1 in 10 said they had no one to talk to about private matters, and 1 in 5 said they had no one to call for help.
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The pandemic changed the way we do everyday things. For caregivers, these changes may mean added stress and a need for resources and help.  But did you know that military caregivers experience higher risks of poor health, strained family relationships, and a more immense financial loss than non-military caregivers?
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A new AARP dashboard shows how Texas nursing homes are handling the coronavirus pandemic, which could provide state officials with useful insights.
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