— For older and ailing same-sex couples in California, appeals to allow marriage equality may come too late. [LATimes]
— Don, aka “Crabby Old Fart,” offers tips to avoid incarceration in a nursing home. [CrabbyOldFart.com]
It may be because they’re worried about accidental falls, could be an issue of deteriorating health or it might just be payback for not buying them a damned pony when they were eight – but whatever the reason, young people today are constantly on the lookout for opportunities to lock us oldsters away and we need to be on guard.
— New York Times reminds us how jeopardized Senior Centers help isolated Elders. [New York Times]
— Judy Kugel keeps it real at The 70-Something Blog by asking “What has happened to my behind?” [70-Something.com]
I don’t like the new look of my behind. One more reason to be glad Peter’s eyesight isn’t what it used to be. Come to think of it, neither is his behind.
— Proposed state Medicaid cuts cause backlash from nursing home operators, wouldn’t close budget gap anyway, top official says. [McKnight’s LTC News]
— “Aging in place” nursing home pioneer Dr. Hector Giancarlo sees new role for nursing home industry. [NorthJersey.com]
— Having trouble with balance? Hi-tech motorized shoes designed to make it harder for you to walk may actually improve your balance, at least according to Chaos Theory. Check it out below. [GizMag.com]