Caring for a parent, spouse, or other loved one can be a 24/7 job that is emotionally, physically and financially difficult. That’s why AARP works tirelessly to support family caregivers, striving to make your big responsibilities a little bit easier.
Utah Caregiver Resource Guide
A starting point to find services and supports in Utah, this guide can help throughout your caregiving journey.
AARP Family Caregiving Site
AARP is here to help with information and resources on caregiver life balance, financial and legal issues, care at home, health and more.
Community Resource Finder
Easily access a comprehensive listing of dementia and aging-related resources such as care providers, programs and services available in a specified area.
Quick Tips for Caregivers
Check out how to use simple household items to solve everyday challenges
FIGHTING FOR YOU
New law expands access to telemedicine through Medicaid and PEHP
Tools to help relieve caregiver stress are very important. That’s why access to telehealth services is critical. By using computers and tablets to connect patients with a healthcare professional remotely, telehealth can help deliver care when and where it’s needed. This year, AARP Utah helped to pass HB 392, Telemedicine Reimbursement Amendments, that requires Medicaid and the Public Employees Health Plan (PEHP) to cover telehealth services and help save unnecessary trips to medical appointments for Utah family caregivers and their loved ones.
New Law Creates Caregiver Advisory Committee
AARP’s National Volunteer President Catherine Alicia Georges serves on the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council, created by a bipartisan federal law that AARP fought hard to pass. The Council is charged with developing a national strategy to support family caregivers that includes communities, providers, government, and others. Learn more about the RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council.
AARP Utah also fought for the Patient Designated Caregiver Rule, which requires hospitals to provide loved ones to designate a family caregiver in his or her hospital record, and inform the family caregiver when loves ones are discharged home or transferred to another facility, provide caregivers with a written discharge plan, and give caregivers an opportunity for instruction and demonstation of medical tasks required when loved ones return home.
Join the thousands of family caregivers have shared their experiences through AARP’s storytelling initiative, I Heart Caregivers. Your story will help AARP continue to fight for more support for family caregivers, including help at home, workplace flexibility, training, and relief in your state.