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HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut is doing better than most states in providing access to long-term health care. But many older middle-income residents are being priced out of the market. According to Claudio Gualtieri, associate director of advocacy for AARP Connecticut, the state is ahead of the nati ...Read More

PHOTO: Illinois is showing significant improvement in helping older residents live independently at home as they age, according to a new scorecard from AARP. Photo credit: Kenn W. Kiser / Morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois is showing significant improvement in helping older residents live independently at home as they age, according to a new scorecard from AARP. The state ranks 15th in the nation when it comes to the long-term care needs of older residents. David Vinkler, associate state ...Read More

PHOTO: June is PTSD Awareness Month. Experts say it’s important to build a better understanding of PTSD so those who are experiencing it feel comfortable seeking the care they need. Photo credit: Scott Liddell/morguefile.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – It's estimated that one in eight deployed military service members will exhibit signs and symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a statistic that could impact thousands of Ohio families. Today is National PTSD Awareness Day, aimed at helping veterans and others re ...Read More

PHOTO: According to a new scorecard from AARP, Wyoming is ranked as one of the best states in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents. Photo credit: Microsoft Images.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - According to a new scorecard released by AARP, Wyoming is one of the best states in the nation when it comes to meeting the long-term care needs of older residents. The state was graded for affordability and access, quality of care, and choice of setting, among several other catego ...Read More

PHOTO: New York gets a B-minus in a new report analyzing how each state supports - or doesn't support - new parents in terms of leave time and job protection. The study's release was timed for the White House Summit on Working Families. Photo credit: National Partnership for Women and Families.

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York gets a B-minus in a report analyzing how each state supports – or doesn't support – new parents in terms of such things as leave time and job protection. While advocates had hoped that the Empire State would become the fourth state in the nation to provide ...Read More

Maine gets a B-minus in a report analyzing how each state supports – or doesn’t support – new parents in terms of leave time and job protection. The study is timed for the White House Summit on Working Families. Photo credit: National Partnership for Women and Families.

PORTLAND, Maine – Maine gets a B-minus in a report analyzing how each state supports – or doesn't support – new parents in terms of such things as leave time and job protection. The report, from the National Partnership for Women and Families, acknowledges where Maine goes beyond ...Read More

IMAGE: A report from AARP concludes Pennsylvania would better serve seniors by focusing more resources on at-home long-term health care. CREDIT: studentry.sg

HARRISBURG Pa. - Ask Pennsylvania seniors about long-term care, and most will likely tell you they'd prefer an 'at home' setup, with help from unpaid family caregivers. A new report from AARP ranked Pennsylvania 42 out of 50 states in providing adequate long-term care for seniors. The report, titl ...Read More

PHOTO: Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh supports a measure to expand the Disability Rent Increase Exemption program. The State Assembly passed it unanimously on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Kavanagh.

NEW YORK - A program that prevents homelessness for local veterans and New Yorkers with disabilities has moved a step closer to reaching more people in need. People with disabilities too often are priced out of their homes, said Susan Dooha, executive director of the Center for Independence of the ...Read More

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