Posts in the ‘Blog’ Category

Running For Office With a Disability

This Is What You Need to Know to Run for Office with a Disability Article courtesy of: Ed Carter   Running for office is a significant step toward making real change in your community. Whether for city council or on a Congressional level, your political service could change many lives. Getting started may be challenging, so


    From Care Manager Websites/Elder Pages Online, this Aging Well Blog contains information on a range of topics around aging, finding the right long-term care facility, finances and more.

Aging Life Care Association: FREE DOWNLOAD

“The Value of Working with an Aging Life Care Professional”   Download this free PDF of key stats and information on the various services of an Aging Life Care Professional: ALCA Care Manager Handout 2020

Guest Blog: Don’t Tarnish Your Golden Years, Plan Ahead Now

This week’s guest blog is courtesy of Hazel Bridges from AgingWellness. As we near mid-century, 83 million people will consist of the 65+ demographic as projected by the Census Bureau. The best advice, as offered in this piece: Plan now.   Don’t Tarnish Your Golden Years, Plan Ahead Now     You plan for dinner. You

Recommended Reading: Extreme Measures

A bestseller on Amazon, Extreme Measures chronicles the experiences of Dr. Jessica Zitter caring for critically ill patients in ICU and guiding them through the dying process. This End of Life phase is the pinnacle milestone of the human journey and yet remains a topic that’s often avoided or undervalued. Informative and inspirational, Dr. Zitter’s

End of Life: What Matters

In his book Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Dr. Atul Gawande, discusses a current failing of the health care system, which is the lack of emphasis and training in the geriatric field and End of Life care. Dr. Gawande, a public health researcher and surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, recounts

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

Family Matters

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy states that “more than ever before, families are providing long-term care to older adults with limitations in the ability to perform tasks necessary for independent living. Nearly 25% of American households are providing care to people age 50 years and over. Families are the alternative foundation for

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

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