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For the first time since AARP began publishing the Scorecard in 2011, more than half of Medicaid long-term care dollars nationwide for older adults and people with physical disabilities went to home- and community-based services instead of nursing homes and other institutions.
Wyoming scored low for a lack of public investment in specific supplies of home and community-based services measured by the scorecard. Wyoming ranked 42nd in the nation for adult day services supply.
The report highlights the growing scope and complexity of family caregiving and offers actions needed to address the many challenges of caring for parents, spouses, and other loved ones.
A study of nursing home data shows Wyoming's nursing homes are experiencing low staffing levels.
AARP National Caregiving Expert Amy Goyer will spend time with AARP Wyoming members during a TeleTown Hall scheduled for 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18. For this talk she will focus in specifically on the financial strain that Caregivers often find themselves under and equip them with resources and advice on how to balance taking care of yourself and your finances while caring for your loved one.
Just over half of Wyoming’s nursing home residents have received a COVID-19 vaccine and booster, according to AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard data, updated late last week.
Wyoming's nursing home staff are being vaccinated at low rates, according to AARP's Nursing Home Dashboard
A news release discussing the latest nursing home dashboard statistics on COVID's impacts on nursing home residents.
A blog post discussing an upcoming webinar on infection control, set for August 13.
Few things can impact a loved one’s road to recovery like an unexpected infection. On July 9 at 1 p.m. Mountain Time and 9 a.m. in Hawaii, Registered Nurse Jill Hult will offer simple and cost-effective strategies to help caregivers prevent infections before they occur.
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