Click the italicized text to view the report: Caregivers & Technology: What They Want and Need from Longevity Network [Below; slides from the linked report]
He Lived Cautiously, and Then Died Suddenly From the Los Angeles Times, May 15, 2015 by Jeffrey Wasserman (A father's unexpected death leads one man to reassess his instinct to always play it safe in life.) My father did everything “right,” yet there he was in intensive care, on life support. When my teenage daughter Alice … Continue reading A Father’s Death
In a survey conducted by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, 26 percent of North American family caregivers of older adults report that they felt a "workplace stigma" associated with elder caregiving. These 10 ways to feel more empowered at work could help give family caregivers hope for better balance and health: 1. … Continue reading Family caregiver balancing act.
By Richard Eisenberg . June 27, 2017 Part of the TRANSFORMING LIFE AS WE AGE SPECIAL REPORT You’ve likely heard how the Republicans’ Obamacare legislation might have profound effects on older Americans. Health insurance premiums could be up to five times higher than those of younger people (up from three times today), for instance. The Urban Institute estimates … Continue reading Our Parents Health Care Needs: The Aspen Ideas Festival
poor design decisions that fail to address the aging population's needs can undermine the technology's value. Older adults also tend to experience feelings of mistrust and frustration when using new devices, with the result that they often abandon otherwise worthwhile technology.
Its slick marketing promises a safe and sound place to live yet retirement village operator Aveo is making a fortune by ripping off Australians through complex contracts and eye-watering exit fees. With 89 retirement villages around the country, which house more than 13,000 retirees, Aveo is one of the biggest retirement village operators in the … Continue reading Elderly Aussies’ Angst: Australia’s Retirement Racket
America is facing a caregiver crisis, and one organization is helping come up with the solutions. The New York-based non-profit Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) is working to improve the lives of people who need home or residential care by improving the lives of the workers who provide that care. Americans are living longer than ever before. By … Continue reading Filling the Coming Demand for Professional Home Caregivers
When it comes to access to long-term supports and services (LTSS) for older or disabled Americans, where you live matters. Washington edged out Minnesota this year as the best state for supporting older adults and family caregivers, according to the 2017 Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard. The state ranks highest for affordability and access, … Continue reading Long-Term Care Services Are Improving Too Slowly
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The quality of your relationships with your adult children and spouse might influence your chances of developing dementia, new research suggests. While having supportive adult children appeared to be protective, having unsupportive relatives of all ilk seemed to have an opposite -- and more dramatic -- effect, the British scientists reported.
By Pam Hayle, Chair, Vital Aging Network May is Older Americans Month---a month set aside to celebrate the contributions of older adults to our society. When President Kennedy first celebrated older Americans by designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, Kennedy encouraged all Americans to pay tribute to older people across the country. In 1980, … Continue reading Growing Old, Serious Business
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