Report Measures Life Satisfaction of Community Seniors

One of the  nation's largest providers of independent living, assisted living, and Alzheimer’s care is Atria Senior Living. The Louisville-based senior care company recently partnered with the International Longevity Center (ILC-USA) to assess well-being and life satisfaction among seniors ...

 
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Study Reveals LGBT Elders’ Concerns about Senior Housing

Moving to a new home is an adjustment that can be thrilling, terrifying, and tiring all at once. Besides the stress of packing, selling, buying and unpacking, relocating means you have to find a new dentist, doctor, school, bank, grocery ...

 
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Assisted Living & Skilled Nursing Costs Up, Home Care Costs Flat

Assisted living and skilled nursing care have seen healthy increases thus far in 2011, while home care costs held steady, as per the results of a national survey conducted by Genworth Financial.

As reported by McKnight’s Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living, the study was comprised of data from 15,500 U.S. providers.  Today’s going rate for a semi-private nursing home room is $193 (up 5.7% since last year); the cost of ...

 
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Ability to Age-in-Place is Prime Concern for Boomers & Seniors

AARP’s new study “Voices of 50+ America: Dreams & Challenges” captures the responses of 29,000 adults over the age of 50 living in all 50 states (as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia).

The highest percentage of ...

 
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2011 Long-Term Care (LTC) Cost Study Indicates Expected Increase

The results are in from the 2011 cost of care study, compliments of Boston’s John Hancock Financial.

Though long-term care (LTC) costs continue to rise, other goods and services (like food and gasoline) have surpassed LTC in terms of inflation rates.

LifePlans Inc., a company based in Waltham, Massachusetts, surveyed over 11,000 providers nationwide (nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home health agencies) and found that the 2011 average cost per month ...

 
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Generation Alzheimer’s

A new microsite has been developed by the Alzheimer’s Association, with the apt albeit unsettling title – “Generation Alzheimer’s: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers.”

Facts like “An estimated 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's” as listed on the site certainly affirm the severity of the impact that Alzheimer’s will have on boomers, many of whom are already afflicted via early-onset, or by way of caring for ...

 
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Veggies in Disguise Good for Grown-ups Too, Say PSU Researchers

While surfing the web for some blog inspiration, I stumbled upon this photo on AARP.org, which stopped me in my tracks (photo credit – Renee Comet):

Moms across the country (including my sister) have raved about Jessica Seinfeld’s cookbook, Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food” as an effective weapon in the battle to bring veggies to the table – or better yet, to get those ...

 
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Prudential LTC Cost Study: Calculating the Cost of Care

The folks at Prudential have done it again: the 2010 Long Term Care Cost Study, that is.

Click in to read the full report.

Home care, nursing homes, and assisted living communities are covered in this comprehensive report, which offers statistics, graphs, and detailed information on the costs of long term care. The report also delves into how many consumers are utilizing these types of care, and what the future need ...

 
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Alzheimer’s Research Round-Up

Keeping up with the latest on the Alzheimer’s research front is quite a challenge. There are new studies with new results – both promising and disappointing – coming out all the time. I’ve compiled (and translated the research jargon) a few of the latest bits of news here, also difficult as there are a number of fine resources from which to choose:

The Alzheimer Research Forum (http://www.alzforum.org/)

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Is Retirement Bad for Your Health?

It's a given that baby boomers are facing an uncertain future in terms of retirement. Thanks to the recent ups and downs in the market (with seemingly more downs), plans for retirement among baby boomers have likely changed accordingly; perhaps some are still figuring out just what that Plan B, C, or D looks like. Given this climate, some may consider the recent study in the October issue of the ...

 
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