The Grandma Export: A New Trend in Senior Care

The US isn’t the only country experiencing a sharp rise in senior care costs (with a concurrent decrease in both public and private funding options). European countries, even those with more government aid available to seniors, are also witnessing ...

 
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Senior Substance Abuse is Largely Undetected

You may not think twice about your 75-year-old mother’s daily gin & tonic at 5 p.m. It might be a harmless evening ritual. But a recent New York Times New Old Age blog post suggests that alcohol and drug ...

 
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Talking to Your Parents About Assisted Living

When is it time to have “the talk?” For adult children concerned about their parents, talking about a transition to assisted living or another type of senior care setting should happen sooner rather than later.

That being said, a discussion ...

 
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Emerging Technologies for Aging

Today's guest post is submitted by MobileHelp. MobileHelp CEO Rob Flippo is the author of the post. MobileHelp is America's leading provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System) technology based in Boca Raton, Florida and services clients in all 50 states.  ...

 
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What the Pope Has to Do with Senior Care

There has been so much news and social media buzz about the pope lately, but this angle explored by Paula Span of The New York Times’ New Old Age blog is an interesting one. Her article Is the Pope Frail? ...

 
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Keeping the Peace: Blended Families and Elder Care Decision Making

A recent Johns Hopkins study reveals the unique care challenges blended families face (stepparents and their children, and this video interview from HuffPostLIVE covers the news in detail. The research states that adult children feel less obligated to provide for ...

 
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Supporting the New Generation of Youth Caregivers

Teenagers. College students. Sixth graders. These probably aren’t the people who come to mind when you hear the word ‘caregiver,’ but there are upwards of 1.4 million young adults (between the ages of 10 and 20) currently providing care for an aging ...

 
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The Assisted Living ABCs: Part 1

A previous post, Know the Assisted Living Basics, covered three fundamental components of care in this setting: first, how the activities of daily living (ADLs) form the basis for the level of assistance needed (and drive the cost), second, the ...

 
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Choosing Assisted Living This Year?

A new year begins today. For many, this fresh start is promising, hopeful, exciting, like you’re standing on the edge of something never seen or done before. Others may be perplexed, anxious, fearful about the changes you foresee -- ...

 
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Why More Boomers Are Putting Careers on Hold

Caring for aging parents and relatives has meant a change in plans for many boomers at the peak of their careers, says a recent ChicagoBusiness.com article by Marcia Froelke Coburn.

Joseph Hodorowicz chose a job that offered the flexibility ...

 
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