Age discrimination affects our country’s business, economy, values, and human dignity. It’s time we transform our perceptions of aging, from dependency and weakness to one of proficiency and resourcefulness.
SeniorCare.com recently asked 44 long term care experts about why only 37 percent of Americans think they will need long term care when in fact 69 percent actually will.
This week ChangingAging launches a partnership with the non-profit organization Caregifted.org to honor and highlight outstanding online writing about caregiving with the Caregifted Blog of the Week Award.
I learned that of all the techniques, healing systems, protocols, clinical trials, methodologies, and treatment plans, what works most reliably, most consistently, with the greatest rate of success is simple kindness.
I don’t understand mid-life orphans. They complain about caregiving responsibilities, and then, when their parents pass away, they lament about being orphans.
Retirement planning must include the potential financial realities of care giving lest the burden arrive as a surprise, altering a household’s financial situation.
A recent New York Times article quoting Dr. Al Power reminds us that people living with dementia have much to teach us about being fully present with one another.
Kingston Nursing Center in Conway, South Carolina is having a great time honoring National Scrabble Day. The team thought it would be fun to honor National Scrabble Day and the hot new game “Words with Friends” together. The Administrative Secretary and the Enrichment Team worked together to create this amazing interactive bulletin board. The idea […]
I am looking for what you think are the best videos/films that capture the truth of the caregiving experience.
Leaders who just pay lip service to creating a participatory ethos find out very quickly that they are building their culture change journey on quick sand.
Flu is here and for the next couple of months or so many of us will need to take precautions to prevent, if possible, getting sick. Some influenza seasons are worse than others, and this year appears to be more severe than the last few flu seasons. But no matter what year it is, it’s […]
In the past three months, 39.8 million people over age 15 have provided unpaid care to someone over 65 “because of a condition related to aging.” This according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Last year, 2011, was the first … Continue reading →
One of the ChangingAging Blogstream’s newest feed contributors is Sally Abrahms, who recently became AARP’s top blogger on family caregiving issues. AARP, recognizing that more of its members than ever before are facing the responsibility of caring for an aging loved one, is reorganizing much of its print and web publications to focus on addressing the questions and needs of family caregivers.
I saw my back doctor yesterday — a follow-up to my car crash on August 22, when I fractured a vertebrae. This doctor and my physical therapist had both told me that recovery would require about four months. So, even though I’m still experiencing …
The government announced recently that its payments to home health care agencies would decrease by more than 2% in 2012. Will consumers feel the impact?
An interesting piece of news arrives telling me that the number of caregivers in California is set to double. One of the problems associated with this boom it that many of these soon-to-be caregivers are themselves facing the prospect of an “unhealthy future due to higher rates of poor health behaviors, compared with both non-caregivers in the same age range and older caregivers.”
Here is what happens when massive, faceless corporations buy and run the places where elders live and are cared for:Secondary SidebarDr. Bill Thomas Presents: Dr. Thomas’ Age of Disruption Tour visits 30 cities in 2016 to introduce audiences to a new and highly disruptive understanding of aging. Visit DrBillThomas.org to learn more Southern Cross, which […]
There are a whole bunch of things I want to tell you about Social Security, Medicare, some aspects of retirement, caregiving, elders and work, along with evolving cultural attitudes toward aging, scary stuff from the potential Republican candidates for high…
I have a question for you today and the only person you have to be honest with is you. When you became a caregiver, did you take it upon yourself to FIX everything that is wrong with the person for whom you are caring? I suffered from the FIX IT mentality and I understand how […]
The vast majority of working adults who also act as caregivers are taking care of aging parents and invest a significant amount of time, according to a recent three-part series of polling conducted Gallup.