AARP Report: Workplace Discrimination Against Boomer Caregivers a Troubling Trend

Even as the numbers of those providing care to elderly family members or loved ones continues to grow, so does a troubling trend of workplace discrimination among this population, says AARP in a new report highlighting the issues affecting working caregivers. “Workplace discrimination against family caregivers is growing more commonplace and more problematic as baby […]

AARP to Caregivers: You Are Not Alone

A new campaign launched last week by AARP and the Ad Council focuses not on aging Americans, but those providing care to seniors as one of its commercials asks, “I take care of her, but who takes care of me?” The campaign aims to tell the country’s more than 40 million caregivers that their needs are just as […]

AARP: Seniors Fear Presidential Candidates Neglecting Medicare Issues

With the 2012 presidential campaign looming overhead, a July 2012 AARP survey finds aging Americans believe candidates are neglecting key issues, causing seniors to experience increased anxiety about retirement and their ability to afford healthcare as they age. Contributing to seniors’ uneasy feelings about retirement and healthcare are weaknesses in the Medicare and Social Security […]

Should Advanced Practice RNs Be Allowed to Certify Patients for Home Health Care?

Physicians currently function as the gatekeepers to certifying patients for Medicare-covered home health care and hospice benefits, but advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) should be allowed to certify patients for these services as well, recommends a 2011 Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing, Leading Change, Advancing Health. Under the present system, Medicare laws […]