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We tackle the issues that matter most to you, your family and your community—like family caregiving.

Supporting Oklahoma’s 524,000 caregivers is a top priority for us. AARP worked with the legislature to help Oklahoma become the first state in the nation to pass the CARE Act—a law that supports family caregivers. Anyone can take advantage of our free caregiving resources, not just AARP members.

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AARP Family Caregiving Series

Help is here for family caregivers. The CARE Act.

More than 520,000 Oklahomans care for older parents, spouses or other loved ones, helping them to live independently in their own homes. These family caregivers have a huge responsibility, and now a new law will make life a little bit easier for them.

The CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act helps family caregivers when their loved ones go into the hospital and as they transition home.

Download your own wallet-sized CARE Act card

The CARE Act requires hospitals to:

  • Provide your loved one the opportunity to designate a family caregiver.
  • Inform you when your loved one is to be discharged to another facility or back home.
  • Consult with you on the medical tasks you will need to perform at home.

AARP Oklahoma fought for the CARE Act because supporting caregivers is a top priority for all of us. We hope you will print the CARE Act cards from the link provided, and place them in your and your loved one’s wallets. That way, you’ll both have important information about this new law available when you need it most.

Upcoming AARP Events in Tulsa

Do you want to empower yourself and become a better family caregiver? Learn from AARP caregiving experts at free, live interactive events—without leaving home—with our Family Caregiving Online Learning Series.

Caregiving Q&A: What You Need to Know About Medicare and Social Security When Caring for a Loved One
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6pm

We’ll discuss Medicare eligibility, enrollment, what’s covered. and when to claim your benefits for maximum value. Plus, we’ll show you how to calculate your social security benefits and review special rules just for caregivers.

Caregiving Q&A: Managing Your Loved One’s Finances
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6pm

We’ll talk about all of the decisions that come with managing the finances of a loved one such as when you need legal authority, the types of medical legal documents, and estate planning. We’ll also answer whether you can get paid for being a family caregiver.
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