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Archive: June 19, 2014

PHOTO: It couldn't get much worse for long-term care in Texas, according to areport that ranks the state 49th in the nation for quality of care and quality of life. Photo credit: Xavi Talleda/Flickr<br />
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AUSTIN, Texas – It's a finding that's being called dismal, as a scorecard on long-term care ranks Texas 49th in the nation for quality of care and quality of life. Trey Berndt, associate state director of AARP in Texas, says among the factors in that low quality rating were the high staff tu ...Read More

PHOTO: Arkansas is receiving failing marks in providing long-term care, and according to the AARP, the state could save money and make people happier by helping them stay in their own homes. Photo credit: Martin Dixon / AARP.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - When it comes to long-term care, a newly-released state-by-state scorecard on long-term care services shows Arkansas doing a poor job supporting families and caregivers, coming in at 40th place out of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Released by the AARP, the nat ...Read More

PHOTO: A report on long-term care in the United States ranks Minnesota as No. 1 overall for older adults, family caregivers and people with disabilities. Photo credit: Abbyfield Kent/Flickr

ST. PAUL, Minn. – It's an issue that's growing in importance, along with the age of Minnesota's population. And when it comes to long-term care, a newly released report ranks the state best in the nation. The top rating comes from the latest national scorecard that reviewed some 26 indicator ...Read More

PHOTO: EPA Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin announces $3.7 million in grants for

BALTIMORE - New grants totaling $3.7 million are on the way to local nonprofits, towns and schools to carry out projects for the "Green Streets, Green Jobs, Green Towns" partnership. The Chesapeake Bay Trust, Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) anno ...Read More

PHOTO: Support in Kentucky for long-term care services ranks at the bottom of a new national scorecard that tracked services all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Photo by Greg Stotelmyer.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - State support for long-term care services for Kentucky seniors and the disabled ranks at the very bottom in a new national report card issued Thursday by a trio of organizations, including the AARP. The survey measures the effects of state policy on the ability of older Americans t ...Read More

GRAPHIC: While Oregon places third in a national ranking of states' long-term services and support for people as they age, the report also indicates areas for improvement. Photo courtesy AARP.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Oregon's system of caring for seniors and people with disabilities at home with community-based services gets high marks in a new national scorecard. AARP, the Commonwealth Fund, and the SCAN Foundation collaborated to compare states' long-term care services and support systems, an ...Read More

GRAPHIC: A new survey ranks Washington second in the nation for long-term care services and support, but nursing home employee turnover and overall affordability of care remain two areas of concern. Photo courtesy AARP.

SEATTLE - The system of long-term services and support that allows people to remain in their homes as they age is in good shape in Washington, despite constant state budget pressures which advocates warn could change it. While a new scorecard from the AARP ranks Washington second in the nation with ...Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Hearings get underway next week for AB-60, California's new immigrant driver's license law, but advocates say the way the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) plans to verify an applicant's identity and residency needs to be improved. A statewide coalition called "Drive CA" ...Read More

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