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home care vs nursing home
Family caregivers provide an estimated $450 billion in unpaid care annually, helping their older parents, spouses and others to live independently at home—and out of costly institutional care, often paid for by Medicaid. But now, in a number of states as governors and legislatures negotiate their state’s annual budgets, critical assistance on which family caregivers and their loved ones rely on is at risk. Proposed cuts to home care, adult day services, meals-on-wheels and more have real consequences for families.  Take Barbara and Steven.
Illinois Cares Rx Eliminated from Illinois Budget
Hey everyone it's late...Jenn here from the communications team reporting on the Illinois State budget. Here's the news:
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Today an Illinois House committee passed a budget bill that will completely eliminate the Illinois Cares Rx prescription drug program, a program that helps low-income seniors access the prescription drugs they need.
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Hey blog readers - Jenn here from the communications team. This week I caught up with our staffer David Vinkler down in our Springfield office.
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Hi there blog readers - Jenn from the communications team reporting on some of the AARP activities that are going on in Waukegan, Illinois this month.
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