We accept, without thinking much about it, that some housing will be set apart and restricted to people over the age of 55. Indeed, the entire senior living industry is founded on this deliberate policy of age segregation. We also know that the number of older Americans is large and growing larger every year. Everyone, […]
In the past, many have focused on the overall lack of senior housing to be the major crisis facing our nation. But I’d argue the crisis isn’t just a lack of senior housing; it’s a lack of housing that people can actually afford.
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