How do you think the “elder boom” will impact the American economy? Tell us your thoughts on Twitter this Thursday, Feb. 5, from 1-2 p.m. EST.
By Leah Eskenazi, Family Caregiver Alliance
Bettina’s dad Paul (89 years), a once robust and active man, was getting weaker every day due to heart failure. They met with a surgeon to consider his options but the proposed medical intervention was fraught with complications and no…
By Laura Santhanam
Taking a look at hospital discharges is one method researchers are using to understand what shifts in an aging population could mean for the health care system.
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
Starting this month, Medicare will pay primary care doctors a monthly fee to better coordinate care for the most vulnerable seniors - those with multiple chronic illnesses - even if they don't have a face-to-face exam.
By Laura Santhanam
Long-term care insurance plans can be difficult to understand and families who use them are sometimes faced with navigating complex rules, all while caring for a loved one. Bradley Frigon with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys says the…
By Bonnie Lawrence, Family Caregiver Alliance
We get news every day of remarkable developments in the tech world that claim to make our lives better, easier, or more organized. For families and friends caring at home for ill or frail adults, innovations in health technology promise…
By Sarah Jane Tribble, WCPN
The average costs for an individual in the experimental program (which is called Money Follows the Person) is $49,000. Under traditional Medicaid it costs about $64,000 annually for nursing home care in Ohio.
By Sherri Snelling, Next Avenue
A persistent state of denial paralyzes caregivers and can ultimately impede the advocacy and support your loved one needs. And yet, some experts believe denial can be an effective tool for caregivers. Going there temporarily can let you focus on…
By PBS NewsHour
There are fewer and fewer opportunities for senior citizens and millennials to encounter one another in daily life. The NewsHour’s Mary Jo Brooks reports from Denver on two organizations that pair adolescents to help elders with household tasks and digital…
By Mary Jo Brooks
Eighty nine year-old retired educator Kevin Bunnell writes a poem in honor of the 16-year-old Mikinly Sullivan, who once a week comes to the Frasier Meadows retirement community in Boulder, Colorado as part of a Cyber Seniors program. The program…
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