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Right at Home DC's Blog – January 2009 Archive (2)

The Impact of Economic Crisis on State Aging Programs

On December 9, 2008,



The National Association of State Units on Aging (NASUA) released a report, "The Economic Crisis and Its Impact on State Aging Programs." The report reveals that 70% of states are anticipating cuts in programs for older adults and adults with disabilities in 2009. At the same time, demand for services is rising.



NASUA's research shows that nearly 85% of states are experiencing more requests for transportation… Continue

Added by Right at Home DC on January 27, 2009 at 12:54am — No Comments

What You Need to Know Before Hiring an In-home Caregiver for Aging Parents and Loved Ones

Recent studies estimate that 24 million caregivers, or about 16 percent of the population, provide care to adults ages 50 years or older in the United States. These people feel unprecedented pressure to find immediate assistance as they try to balance their own career and family with the care needs of their loved one. In the process, many unknowingly create a risky situation for everyone involved.…



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Added by Right at Home DC on January 13, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

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