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Caregivers

Millions of Americans rely on the Older Americans Act (OAA) to live independently as they age. That’s why AARP is calling on Congress to help preserve the dignity of seniors by renewing the OAA now.

Since it was enacted into law in 1965, millions of our most vulnerable seniors have relied on the OAA for their health and economic security. The act helps seniors live independently by:

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Providing supportive care and symptom relief for seriously ill patients not on a hospice program, Sincera is a consultation service begun by Hospice of Northwest Ohio in 2008.

It has served more than 800 patients since that time, with 94 percent of them reporting significant improvement in comfort and quality of life. Sincera works with community physicians to provide an extra, highly skilled set of eyes and ears in the home when it is difficult for their patients to visit them in their offices.

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The long list of risks facing retirees is enough to strike fear into even the best-prepared among us. The risk of another major stock market decline looms, an unprecedented level of government debt threatens the very underpinnings of our economy, not to mention growing taxes, and a weakened Social Security system.

The current cost of a long-term stay in a nursing home in Ohio is between $73,000 and $81,000 per year for full care.

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Giving money to people along road

Do you feel compelled to give money to people holding signs along the road asking for money?
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