New research from AARP shows that nearly 8 in 10 of those caring for an adult family member (78%) are facing regular out-of-pocket costs, with the highest burden falling on younger caregivers and those who are Hispanic/Latino or African American.
Caring for a loved one – whether shopping for groceries or providing hands-on medical care – can be more manageable if you develop a team approach and be kind to yourself along the way.
As the Virginia General Assembly heads into the home stretch of the 2021 session, AARP Virginia continues to fight for legislation to help workers save for retirement, require prescription drug price transparency, and overhaul oversight of the state’s long-term care facilities.
New AARP Analysis Shows Rate of COVID-19 Deaths in Virginia Nursing Homes Has Tripled in Three Months
Virginia nursing Homes are in crisis; Nearly half of all virus deaths in most recent four-week period were nursing home residents
When the Virginia General Assembly returns to work on Wednesday, AARP volunteers will ask lawmakers for legislation to help workers save for retirement, require prescription drug price transparency, and overhaul oversight of the state’s long-term care facilities.
The immunity that protects nursing homes from civil lawsuits shields them from accountability. Last year, the General Assembly extended that immunity, when it comes to COVID-19, to assisted living facilities, hospices and home care. AARP supports efforts to roll back that extennsion.
Since the start of the pandemic, deaths from COVID-19 in nursing homes accounted for 32% of all deaths from the virus in the state, while representing only 3.2% of total cases.
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