Here is what happens when massive, faceless corporations buy and run the places where elders live and are cared for: Southern Cross, which houses more than 31,000 elderly people, said this week that it would have to defer 30 percent of its rent on its nursing homes for three months to stay in business. Blackstone […]
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.
This week I’m heading off to San Diego to attend The Enlightened Entrepreneur Experience, a conference designed to help entrepreneurs fine-tune their message and also rejuvenate. I’m really looking forward to these three days for many reasons, but mostly because it gives me a chance to meet new people who are on a path to […]
The Eden Alternative is thriving in Australia and DutchCare, the first nursing home facility Down Under to be endorsed in all 10 Eden Alternative principles, is gaining accolades for its commitment to empowering front-line staff. Australia’s leading long-term care magazine Aged Care INsight published this report on DutchCare’s transformation through the Eden Alternative: In any […]
One of the greatest joys in my life is interacting with people who are involved with The Care Company community. I love receiving emails and feedback. Sometimes someone needs a little help. Sometimes someone needs A LOT of help and sometimes someone wants to share a story. This story crossed my desk today and I […]
You’ve probably got a “Plan B” for if your car breaks down (call AAA) or if you run out of beer at your summer BBQ (break open the liquor cabinet). But if you’re like most Americans, you don’t have a “Plan B” in the event of a financial mishap, a new study finds.