aarp http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Wyoming Still Has Long Term Care Issues http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-still-has-long-term-care-issues <p>Wyoming ranks 16<sup>th</sup> in the nation when it comes to meeting the long term health care needs of older residents.&nbsp; The ranking comes from a comprehensive state by state scorecard developed by AARP, the Commonwealth fund, and SCAN foundation.&nbsp;</p><p>In Wyoming unpaid family caregivers provide the bulk of care for older Wyoming residents, in part because long term care is unaffordable for most middle income families.&nbsp; AARP Wyoming’s Associate Director Tim Lockwood says things aren’t all that bad in the state, but they could be better.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:39:03 +0000 Bob Beck 60527 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Still Has Long Term Care Issues AARP is looking for Medicare and Social Security opinions http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/aarp-looking-medicare-and-social-security-opinions <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; People in Wyoming are being asked to share their opinions on the future of Medicare and Social Security.&nbsp; The A-A-R-P is asking citizens to go to the website Earned-A-Say-dot-org and give their views on the importance of both programs to their lives and what they think about federal ideas to potentially reform both Medicare and Social Security.&nbsp; A-A-R-P Wyoming State Director Tim Summers says his organization has done studies and has found that people in rural areas are unlikely to have a pension plan and for that reason, social security is critical.&nbsp; Mon, 19 Mar 2012 23:16:19 +0000 Bob Beck 21312 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org AARP is looking for Medicare and Social Security opinions