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More than three-quarters of older adults want to remain in their homes as they age, according to AARP research. But many homes are not well designed for people with mobility problems and other difficulties that come with aging—whether that’s climbing a set of stairs or getting in and out of the shower safely.
AARP Virginia advocates will fight for a prescription drug affordability board, ask lawmakers to give family caregivers a tax break and work to improve the quality of care for nursing home residents when legislators come to town on Wednesday.
AARP Virginia is asking lawmakers to give people who take care of their loved ones at home at tax break.
Virginians who provide care for veterans spend on average $11,500 of their personal income on out-of-pocket costs related to caregiving each year—1.5 times higher than what other family caregivers spend.
AARP Virginia is sharing caregiving resources during two November webinars to mark National Family Caregivers Month. The first forum will focus on military families, and the second will delve into financial issues related to caregiving.
Report Finds Systemic Gaps in Nursing Home Staffing, Wages for Long-Term Care Workers and Support for Family Caregivers
As we approach World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, it’s good to remember that there are things we can do to stop elder financial exploitation.
Vaccination rates nationwide among residents and staff at a standstill.
In their younger days, many LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer) individuals came out of the closet to fight against discrimination. As they age, however, they often face a different kind of discrimination as they need medical care, causing some to consider returning to the closet to assure quality of care without prejudice.
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