Caregiving | Home & Family | RelationshipsThere’s a children’s book series that has come out in the last year about a young girl named Carlyn and her visits to her grandmother in assisted living. It debunks the stereotypes about old people and long-term care. Here’s one line from Carlyn Meets Granny Girl’s New Friends: “Wow, this does not look like a place creepy people live, and I do not smell anything weird, either!” Carlyn said. There’s an even more interesting story behind the book. It’s written by …
A report by federal health care inspectors in November said the U.S. nursing home industry overbills Medicare $1.5 billion a year for treatments patients don’t need or never receive.
With the election behind him, Barack Obama’s first item of business will be dealing with the fiscal cliff–that toxic combination of tax increases and automatic spending cuts that are due to kick in on Jan 2, unless Congress acts to delay or replace them with a long-term deficit reduction plan. Going over the cliff would mean deep cuts in a [...]
In this next chapter of our lives, when the nest is empty and daily face time at the office is not required, the ‘where to live’ options can make you go a little nutty.
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Nationwide, the average cost of entering a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) is about $260,000. They can range however from under $100,000 to well over a million depending on amenities, location, healthcare services and other variables. Lately however, negotiating entry … Continue reading →
The macro-economics of aging over the next 40 years do not look great: the first Baby Boomers reached the age of Social-Security eligibility 15 months ago, but the crest of this so-called ‘Silver Tsunami’ will not come until about 2030. It will not recede for another couple of decades. The issue is not the number [...]
Outreach to older Americans through social media might have once seemed a bit like trying to create an oasis in a desert: a great deal of effort lost in the sand. But survey after survey has demonstrated how use of social media has become an important part of the lives of millions of seniors. Which [...]
New York Times reporter Laurie Tarkan recently visited The Green House Project homes in West Orange NJGreen House celebrated opening its 100th home at the …thegreenhouseproject.org/category/home-page/
The MKCREATIVEnonprofit BlogThis past October 1st, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) put into effect new regulations concerning the payment or reimbursement of services to skilled nursing facilities and certain types of housing for …
Bob Kramer wants to know: Are you ready to ride the wave? No, not that fast-becoming-a-cliché silver tsunami, although that has something to do with it. Kramer is rather more interested in how long-term care and senior housing operators are prepar…
I’m on hiatus until Monday 19 September. The Elder Storytelling Place continues as will Interesting Stuff on Saturday and Peter Tibbles’ Elder Music on Sunday.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Joanne Zimmermann: Landlady
My dad, who had congestive heart failure, lived on the second floor of a garden apartment building that had no elevator. As the disease made him weaker, he could no long walk down the stairs. And for the last year of his life, he was trapped in his own apartment. An “outing” was a slow walk, and eventually, a wheelchair ride [...]
The Official Blog of IAHSA – The Global Ageing Network — is a fantastic blog for learning about global trends in aging and long-term care. They have a great post today about property developers in France failing to consider the desires of French elders when it comes to retirement living. Their mistake — borrowing too heavily from the “American model.” A simple but fundamental example of failing to put elders at the center of decision making
Senior Housing News asked experts what kind of residences they predict baby boomers will demand as they age: As a growing number of Americans enter their golden years, builders are anticipating a new demand for senior housing. But what kind of residence they’re looking for and how they will pay for it have yet to [...]