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It’s Time to Talk About America’s Long-Term Care Crisis
Posted By Nancy A. LeaMond On April 8, 2014 @ 8:38 am In Caregiving | Comments Disabled
AARP applauds the Bipartisan Policy Center  for highlighting the need for a real discussion about America’s long-term care crisis and solutions to address it.
Millions of individuals and families currently caring for loved ones  are faced every day with physical, financial and emotional challenges. Family caregivers need support — individuals want to live independently in their homes and communities — and as a country we are not prepared.
Every night, families are discussing these tough issues around their kitchen table. It’s time to bring that conversation into the spotlight and take action. We hope the Bipartisan Policy Center’s efforts will help bring additional attention and constructive ideas to address this issue and help families.
AARP has made it a priority to explore solutions to this crisis with the aim of helping people live independently in their homes and communities, supporting family caregivers, and forging innovative solutions across sectors. AARP is engaged in a multi-state advocacy campaign  to improve family caregiver support, training and workplace protections, as well as an education campaign  with the Ad Council and other efforts.
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 Bipartisan Policy Center: http://bipartisanpolicy.org/library/report/america%E2%80%99s-long-term-care-crisis
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 caring for loved ones: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/03/25/adult-daycare-benefits-caregivers-study-shows/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL
 advocacy campaign: http://www.aarp.org/supportcaregivers?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG
 education campaign: http://www.aarp.org/caregiving?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG
 iofoto/iStockphoto: http://www.istockphoto.com/user_view.php?id=1645926
 Military Caregivers Need More Support, Study Shows: http://blog.aarp.org/2014/04/01/military-caregivers-need-much-more-support-rand-study-shows/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL
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