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The Maryland legislature is expected to take up that would help caregivers whose numbers are increasing with the aging population.

The measure called the Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable Act.

The plan came as part of a legislative briefing this weekend attended by hundreds of women in Rockville, Maryland.  

Maryland News Connection reporter Debra Smith has the story. 

  

AARP Website MNC

With the aging of the population in the state of Maryland  officials from the AARP are getting together to see what can be done to protect seniors in the coming years.

Maryland News Connection reporter Allison Burns has the story:

Worcester County, registers.maryland.gov

A new report finds that the population of Worcester County is aging…and facing serious health problems. 

The 2012 Community Health Assessment for Worcester County found that the top causes of death range from heart disease and malignant tumors to non-cardiac vascular diseases and chronic lower respiratory diseases.

Worcester is still considered to be medically underserved with a shortage of doctors and other medical personnel.

Health insurance is also a problem with 16 percent of adults reporting they have no coverage.