Futurist Jim Carroll looks at the next 10-20 years in elder care and considers both big trends and crazy ideas. The problem however is knowing which is which. His most salient point is that innovation and creativity are as necessary … Continue reading →
A handful of Americans have made what at first glance seems a radical decision. They have opted to put themselves or their loved ones into an assisted living or nursing home in Mexico. If that sounds extreme, consider their reasons; … Continue reading →
From the NYTimes blog “The New Old Age” comes this story about the fast growing and largely unregulated world of home health care agencies. Some of the more disturbing facts: Only 16.5 percent of agencies tested potential caregivers’ basic knowledge … Continue reading →
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 →
If you are looking for some “real deal” writing by a person who lives in assisted living and knows how it FEELS to live there, check out Martin Bayne. I’ve known Martin for a bunch of years and he always has a thought provoking perspective on issues related to age, aging and care.
Did you know this? I didn’t:
”Every day, Bureau of Labor Statistics interviewers ask Americans to detail how they spent the previous 24 hours, how many minutes and hours they devoted to everything from shopping to child care to phone calls. The results, culled from 12,500 respondents, make up the American Time Use Survey.”
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a much awaited decision today upholding the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Obama’s signature domestic policy initiative. While partisan politics will undoubtedly overshadow today’s news, here’s a brief look at what it means for elders, adults and young folks.
Ready for our monthly Virtual Book Tour? Log on anytime tomorrow and meet author Jane Marla Robbins, a successful stage and screen actress, and performance coach. Jane will do a Q&A about her book, Acting Techniques for Everyday Life. Using real-l…