Issues of critical importance to older Americans. Research, analysis and solutions from the AARP Public Policy Institute. Follows & RTs ≠ endorsement.

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Because low levels of health literacy result in economic & health costs, an obvious solution is to improve literacy levels. Researchers, providers, insurers and policy makers all have a role in advancing medication literacy. spr.ly/6010KBqUg
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There are now more COVID-19 cases in nursing homes than ever before, and deaths are rising as well. AARP is calling on nursing homes to require COVID-19 booster shots for residents and staff.
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AARP is calling on nursing homes to require COVID-19 booster shots for residents and staff. @susanpolicy @AriHouser
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Today, 86% of adults ages 65+ regularly take at least one prescription medication; 42% take five or more. If their “medication literacy” is low, there can be health and financial impacts. spr.ly/6013KBqUP
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As the #pandemic continues, find resources to connect safely and promote mental well-being from the comfort of your home. Discover over 100 ways from podcasts, arts activities, and more…Check it out: spr.ly/6014KDg1M Support #BrainHealth during another #COVIDWinter
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The #LTSS Scorecard is a tool with the potential to draw further attention to critical issues in long-term services and supports exposed by the #COVID19 crisis and help states build and maintain momentum in their efforts to modernize their LTSS systems. spr.ly/6016Jh1PE
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Health literacy is widely understood as a quality measure of health care decision making. A related measure needs more attention, particularly regarding older adults: medication literacy. spr.ly/6010KBqWQ via @jmcspadden12
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We are looking for #LTSS stakeholders to help find ways to better measure state progress toward a truly high-performing long-term services and supports system, and we invite you to join us. Learn more and share your feedback with us: spr.ly/6014KBSEY.
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The measurement of health literacy is extremely valuable, but too broad to assess the specific competencies related to medication decision making. For older adults, “medication literacy” needs to be a focus. spr.ly/6015KBqoW
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We are looking for #LTSS stakeholders to help find ways to better measure state progress toward a truly high-performing long-term services and supports system, and we invite you to join us. Learn more and share your feedback with us: spr.ly/6018Jh13C.
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86 percent of adults 65+ regularly take at least one prescription medication, but more than 1/2 of adults 65+ have basic or below health literacy levels, and data suggest that a high number of older adults have similarly low levels of medication literacy. spr.ly/6014KB1U2
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In December, the percentage of jobseekers ages 55+ who were long-term unemployed increased to 42.8 percent. Get more insights and analysis on the latest BLS data--with a focus on older workers--in the latest from @jobtrendsjen: spr.ly/6016Jh17w
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It is time to reimagine, redesign, and rebuild both LTSS systems and the ways we measure their performance, says @susanpolicy. spr.ly/6010Jh1uQ
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Time is running out! Are you a 50+ changemaker? Consider applying for the AARP® Purpose Prize® award by January 17. Up to five winners’ organizations will receive $50k each. See rules and apply at spr.ly/6010JszI6.
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Analysis of the latest @BLS_gov jobs numbers by @jobtrendsjen reveals that the unemployment rate for workers age 55+ declined from 3.2 percent to 3 percent in December. More insights and analysis: spr.ly/6015JhG8P
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We are looking for #LTSS stakeholders to help find ways to better measure state progress toward a truly high-performing long-term services and supports system, and we invite you to join us. Learn more and share your feedback with us: spr.ly/6014Jh1MA.
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It is time to reimagine, redesign, and rebuild both LTSS systems and the ways we measure their performance, says @susanpolicy. spr.ly/6019JhEIU
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How do you prioritize addressing the needs of family caregivers from diverse communities? Learn from Dr. Debbie Stamps @ROCRegional and other healthcare leaders in this Webinar #morethanavisitor aarp.org/ppi/initiatives/hom…
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Call for Applications Now Open! Are you a 50+ changemaker? The AARP® Purpose Prize® award is accepting applications through January 17, 2022. Up to five winners’ organizations will receive $50k each. See rules and apply at spr.ly/6017JszQ1.
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Adults ages 60+ or people with disabilities can deduct medical expenses from their income for SNAP benefit calculation purposes, but only 15% of SNAP households w/at least one adult age 60+ do. spr.ly/6012JLRgA #foodinsecurity
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