Steve Moran, I secretly wonder how much of your enchantment with the nursing home sector is born of quid pro quo generosity.
As we prepare for the largest segment of our labor force to enter into retirement, concerns regarding social security grow and a struggling economy is real for many of us regardless of age.
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 […]
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 →
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