Posts in the ‘Resources for Adult Children of the Elderly’ Category

Denise Valerio Interview: The Baby Boomer Factor

Continuing last week’s conversation about the changing landscape of healthcare, the baby boomer demographic is faced with significant challenges. In addition to older people working longer, they’re also taking on the dual responsibility of maintaining their own health, and the health of an elder parent. According to the US Census Bureau, by 2030 almost a

Care Managers + Substance Abuse

According to the National Institute on Aging, baby boomers have been found to have a higher rate of substance abuse than their parents. Current research has identified a range of factors that contribute to this growing epidemic–primary among them is maintenance of physical pain. Starting in the early 50s, many people find themselves having to contend

Senior Diabetes

In 2011, almost 11 million older adults living in the U.S–nearly 27 percent of people 65 or older–have diabetes. Below is some information and tips on how to manage and prevent Diabetes. I don’t have Diabetes, what is it? Diabetes means your blood glucose (often called blood sugar) is too high. Your blood always has

Preserving Assets and Transferring Assets to the Next Generation

Older Americans control a large amount of the wealth in this country and have a continued interested in protecting that wealth from loss. Older Americans also want to stretch their assets out as long as possible in order to avoid running out of money well before they die. As Americans age many look for ways

Financial Abuse of Elderly on the Rise, New Survey by NAPGCM Finds

New survey of geriatric care managers finds that financial abuse and exploitation of older Americans is increasing. Most common form of financial elder abuse encountered is theft by family, friends, neighbors and caregivers. Go Here to Read This Press Release

A Shift From Nursing Homes to Managed Care at Home

Faced with soaring health care costs and shrinking Medicare and Medicaid financing, nursing home operators are closing some facilities and embracing an emerging model of care that allows many elderly patients to remain in their homes and still receive the medical and social services available in institutions. Please go to the following URL for the

Are You Listening?

Remember when your parents were lecturing you on the rules for taking the car for a spin? Dad would put his face in front of yours and say, “Are you listening?” Of course you would say “sure” even though your mind was miles away on the adventure to come. Today, as adults the children who

Is Insurance the Answer to Long Term Care Planning?

A recent USA Today article states that there is an increase in seniors living over the age of 90.  According to author Haya El Nasser “The number of people living to age 90 and beyond has tripled in the past three decades to almost 2 million and is likely to quadruple by 2050”. Seniors who

Social Support Activities Lead to Better Quality of Life As One Ages

How important is social support as a person ages? This may seem like an easy question to answer. Most people would not choose isolation and loneliness versus spending time with companions. However, can lack of social support really hinder a person’s overall quality of life? Lack of social support is related to negative impacts on

How To Protect The Family Home From Medicaid Recovery

Because the home is the largest asset a couple can keep while still qualifying for Medicaid, it is also usually the main target of estate recovery. Sidney and Rachel’s Story Sidney and Rachel had lived in their home since it was new.  They built it just after Sidney got a promotion to regional sales manager

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