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  • The Care Act

    The Care Act

    Thursday, July 6 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-07-06 20:16:42 GMT

    More than 154,000 Hawaii residents care for a relative or a spouse or another loved one helping them to live independently at home. There's a new law called The Care Act that will help caregivers across the state. There are three points in the bill. First of all if a patient has a caregiver, the hospital needs...

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    More than 154,000 Hawaii residents care for a relative or a spouse or another loved one helping them to live independently at home. There's a new law called The Care Act that will help caregivers across the state. There are three points in the bill. First of all if a patient has a caregiver, the hospital needs...

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  • AARP offers family caregiver information

    AARP offers family caregiver information

    Thursday, July 13 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-07-14 00:45:43 GMT
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    AARP is providing support for nearly 150,000 caregivers living in Hawaii. AARP provides resources and education for family caregivers through the Caregiver Resource Center. They also advocate legislatively for improved protections. Most recently, the “Care Act” helps caregivers receive more information when loved ones are discharged from the hospital.

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    AARP is providing support for nearly 150,000 caregivers living in Hawaii. AARP provides resources and education for family caregivers through the Caregiver Resource Center. They also advocate legislatively for improved protections. Most recently, the “Care Act” helps caregivers receive more information when loved ones are discharged from the hospital.

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  • Hawaii becomes first state to offer money to caregivers with jobs

    Hawaii becomes first state to offer money to caregivers with jobs

    Friday, July 7 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-07-07 21:44:19 GMT

    Thousands of Hawaii residents are struggling to care for ill or disabled relatives while trying to keep a full time job.

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    Thousands of Hawaii residents are struggling to care for ill or disabled relatives while trying to keep a full time job.

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  • CARE Act Becomes Law as AARP Launches Awareness Campaign

    CARE Act Becomes Law as AARP Launches Awareness Campaign

    Thursday, July 6 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-07-06 19:23:54 GMT

    Hawaii’s 154,000 family caregivers have more support when a loved one – such as a parent, spouse or friend – goes into the hospital now that the CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act will become law on July 1. AARP is launching a public awareness campaign...

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    Hawaii’s 154,000 family caregivers have more support when a loved one – such as a parent, spouse or friend – goes into the hospital now that the CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act will become law on July 1. AARP is launching a public awareness campaign...

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  • Hawaii's new CARE Act ensures family caregivers get vital health info

    Hawaii's new CARE Act ensures family caregivers get vital health info

    Thursday, July 6 2017 3:22 PM EDT2017-07-06 19:22:53 GMT

    On Saturday, the CARE Act takes effect in Hawaii. Advocates say the law empowers and informs family caregivers, fills a gap in the current health care system between the hospital and patients' families...

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    On Saturday, the CARE Act takes effect in Hawaii. Advocates say the law empowers and informs family caregivers, fills a gap in the current health care system between the hospital and patients' families...

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  • CARE Act, Tax Credits, Workshops Can Help Caregivers

    CARE Act, Tax Credits, Workshops Can Help Caregivers

    Thursday, June 29 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-06-29 23:05:12 GMT

    Jeanne Schultz Afuvai became a family caregiver when her husband suffered a stroke that led to heart and kidney problems and left him unable to swallow.

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    Jeanne Schultz Afuvai became a family caregiver when her husband suffered a stroke that led to heart and kidney problems and left him unable to swallow.

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  • Family Caregivers, Kupuna Must Plan Ahead to Survive a Disaster

    Family Caregivers, Kupuna Must Plan Ahead to Survive a Disaster

    Thursday, June 29 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-06-29 22:22:38 GMT

    If you are a kupuna or caregiver, especially if you take care of someone with dementia, the time to prepare for a major storm or disaster is now, before a disaster happens. 

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    If you are a kupuna or caregiver, especially if you take care of someone with dementia, the time to prepare for a major storm or disaster is now, before a disaster happens. 

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  • CARE Act Wallet Card

    CARE Act Wallet Card

    Thursday, June 29 2017 6:17 AM EDT2017-06-29 10:17:27 GMT

    AARP Hawaii fought for the CARE Act to help family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home.

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    AARP Hawaii fought for the CARE Act to help family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home.

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  • Safety First When Dealing With Dementia at Home

    Safety First When Dealing With Dementia at Home

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-06-29 00:57:42 GMT

    Caring for loved ones who have dementia at home comes with safety concerns. In addition to other health challenges, they may have visual-perceptual and physical coordination problems, as well as difficulty understanding instructions and accurately interpreting the world around them or making reasonable decisions. That means they need help to make their daily life safe.

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    Caring for loved ones who have dementia at home comes with safety concerns. In addition to other health challenges, they may have visual-perceptual and physical coordination problems, as well as difficulty understanding instructions and accurately interpreting the world around them or making reasonable decisions. That means they need help to make their daily life safe.

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  • Resources Caregivers Should Know About

    Resources Caregivers Should Know About

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-06-29 00:56:36 GMT

    The following organizations, groups and agencies offer caregivers a variety of resources, ranging from support services and webinars to tip sheets, care guides and how-to videos. 

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    The following organizations, groups and agencies offer caregivers a variety of resources, ranging from support services and webinars to tip sheets, care guides and how-to videos. 

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July 15, 2017
Workshop for Maui Caregivers Will Look at Dementia, Brain Health
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