The CARE Act: Helping Family Caregivers From Hospital to Home

In preparing Mom鈥檚 medication, my 90-year-old Pop would fill a syringe using the light of the kitchen window to see if the dosage was correct. He set up the nebulizer on a table with handwritten step-by-step instructions to remind him how to operate it. Today, millions of family caregivers like Pop perform complex medical tasks that at one time would have been administered only by medical professionals. 21 states and counting Two years ago, AARP proposed the idea of the …

El papa Francisco proclama santo al fraile espa帽ol Jun铆pero Serra

El papa Francisco proclam贸 este mi茅rcoles nuevo santo de la Iglesia Cat贸lica a Jun铆pero Serra, fraile franciscano espa帽ol del siglo XVIII, quien fund贸 las primeras misiones de California. Fotos:聽El recorrido del papa Francisco por Cuba y Estados Unidos El pont铆fice pronunci贸 en lat铆n la f贸rmula de canonizaci贸n y pidi贸 que se incluya al 鈥渁p贸stol de California鈥 en los libros de los santos de la Iglesia Cat贸lica al comienzo de un acto en el Santuario Nacional de la Inmaculada Concepci贸n de …

As铆 sera el recorrido del papa Francisco durante su visita a Cuba y EE.UU.

A escasos d铆as de la llegada del papa Francisco a Cuba y Estados Unidos, todo est谩 listo para su hist贸rica visita: de los detalles m谩s meticulosos de sus homil铆as a las m谩s estrictas medidas de seguridad, y una muchedumbre que espera expectante al pont铆fice cat贸lico que se ha ganado la admiraci贸n del mundo entero m谩s all谩 de la religi贸n. Fotos: Papas de los siglos XX y XXI Una medida de ello es que los boletos para entrar a los actos …

Nombran a Jo Ann Jenkins directora ejecutiva de AARP

In English | AARP anunci贸 hoy que Jo Ann Jenkins fue nombrada directora ejecutiva de la asociaci贸n. Tomar谩 las riendas de la organizaci贸n de 37聽millones de socios en septiembre, reemplazando al actual director ejecutivo, A. Barry Rand. “Jo Ann es una l铆颅der experimentada e innovadora”, expres贸 la presidenta de la Junta Directiva de AARP, Gail Aldrich, durante el anuncio. “Tiene una pasi贸n evidente por AARP y adopta plenamente la misi贸n social. Jo Ann es una dirigente inspiradora que involucra activamente …

How to Keep Track of What Your Doctor Says: Bring Along a Note Taker

By Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News. Story produced in collaboration with USA Today It used to be difficult for Edith Couturier, an 85-year-old resident of the District of Columbia, to explain to her adult children on the West Coast all the details of her medical appointments. But now she doesn’t go alone – she takes along a volunteer “medical note-taker.” “There are four ears listening to what the doctor says,”聽Couturier says. That second set of ears belongs to Sharon Wolozin, …

The Takeaway: AIDS Memorial Quilt On Display in Washington, D.C.

In 1987, the AIDS Memorial Quilt was started to memorialize Americans who died of AIDS. Portions of the quilt's now 48,000 panels–hand sewn by family and friends of those lost to the disease-will be displayed throughout Washington, D.C. during the month of July.