AARP TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY: INCREASE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE, IMPROVE LONG-TERM CARE, AND HELP WORKERS SAVE FOR RETIREMENT
RICHMOND _ AARP volunteers head to the Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday to ask legislators to improve programs that help Virginians who need health care coverage and those in long-term care facilities, as well as to create a program to help workers save for retirement.
RICHMOND _ AARP volunteers head to the Virginia General Assembly next week to ask legislators to start a program to help workers save for retirement.
When the Virginia General Assembly comes to town Jan. 11 for its 2017 session, AARP will be advocating to ensure that more Virginians have access to a retirement account at work.
At a time when our country is extremely polarized, family caregiving is a rare issue that unites us. It isn’t a Democratic issue or a Republican issue. It’s a family issue that affects us all. If you’re not a caregiver now, you will be one or will need one in the future.
When lawmakers arrived at the Virginia General Assembly on Opening Day, our team of volunteer advocates were right there sharing our legislative priorities with them. We are requesting passage of legislation that will permit advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to have full practice authority. AARP Virginia is also advocating for more than $2 million to fund the state Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, more funding for a state respite care program that assists family caregivers, and for legislation to protect older Virginians from financial exploitation.
Is a family nurse practitioner your primary health care provider? Have you given birth with the assistance of a nurse midwife? Or have you had surgery with anesthesia administered by a nurse anesthetist?
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