Source:  WHYY.ORG  There are many other examples of parenting circumstances that call for an ongoing level of extra intensity—single parents who don’t have a community of support; parents who are taking care of their aging parents; parents who are working several jobs and struggling financially. Given all of the … Read More…

Source: Eyewitness ABC News 11  We just got through with the holiday season and perhaps you saw something about an older member of your family that started to make you think that there has been a change. Trust your gut feelings about these things. Your instincts are rarely wrong. Maybe your loved one chatters brightly…

Source:  My Primetime News  In many cases where a Will is contested, the claim of “undue influence” is presented as a cause for asking the Court to invalidate a Last Will and Testament (“Will”). Undue Influence has been proved where at the time of preparation or execution of the Will, a beneficiary of such Will was…

Source: Skilled Nursing News  Results from the TRECS Institute (Targeting Revolutionary Elder Care Solutions), released last August, showed that telemedicine is a highly effective way of preventing hospital readmissions from SNFs. TRECS Executive Director John Whitman predicted every SNF will be utilizing telemedicine within … Read More… 

Source: Modernhealthcare.com  In the wake of the new tax law, the Balanced Budget Act will trigger “pay-go” rules, which will lead to a major political battle over the shape of seniors’ healthcare. Trump will not stick to his campaign promise to leave Medicare alone. He will side with the most conservative elements of the party…

Source: HuffPost  One such areas is in elder care, which was re-invented by Paul and Lori Hogan a little over 20 years ago through their Home Instead Senior Care, which is now a global business. In 2018, we now see the most pressing challenge for elder caregiving is the huge number of caregivers that home…

Source: Scottsdale Independent Active aging doesn’t necessarily mean only being in physical shape but also being aware of the opportunities for mental health care whether that be through regular meditation, a mindful hike or quality conversation. It’s important to encourage and reassure seniors that they can remain active during their … Read More…

Source: Progress Index  As you have watched your parents involved in their simple activities, you’ve probably realized how old they’ve become. Things that came easy for them five years ago have become a major undertaking. Hands that were steady are now shaky and it seems to take forever to master the smallest project. Read More… 

Source: Mother Nature Network The Dinsow elder care robot developed by CT Asia Robotics, dispenses with the plush pretense of a stuffed toy, and sticks straight to being a robot. (You can see it in action in the video above. It makes sure the human in its life is sticking to the doctor’s orders and…

Source: ConsumerReport.com  If not, offer to help create one. “A non-threatening approach might be to tell them that you’ve recently compiled all your own financial information and wonder if they’ve done the same,” says elder law attorney Michael Amoruso, president-elect of the National Academy of Elder Lawyers. If your parents are … Read More… 

Source: Knoxville City View  She says a common mistake made by aging parents is to give their homes to their children too soon. “Often, the parents are worried about paying for nursing home care, so they give part or all of the home ownership to the children to ‘protect’ it from estate recovery. Doing so…

Souce: WTVA  Emergency fund, wedding, buying a house, retirement, college savings for my future kids (how much do kids cost?), elder care for my parents (god forbid, but just in case)? –Delilah. Scroll for more content… Life is full of big-ticket purchases: moving expenses, school tuition, weddings, honeymoons, … Read More… 

Source: kgw.com If you’ve got aging parents or grandparents, odds are, they’re being targeted by scammers. The fraudsters often use databases to identify seniors. They call them posing as IRS agents, computer tech support or a family member to try to steal money. “I can’t tell you how many cases I’ve seen where, here’s a list…

Source: The Detroit News  Recent actions by Republicans in Congress painfully highlight that President Donald Trump’s pledge to not cut Medicare is becoming yet another broken promise to the American people. Last week House Republicans passed in committee a budget proposal that would replace the guarantee of future Medicare benefits with a voucher, and that…

Source: Kansas City Business Journal  “The elder-care market itself is exploding,” said Travis Johnson, lead project manager for Garmin Health. “This is a great example of where someone took one of our devices and made it part of their services.” K4Connect’s community package integrates smart thermostats, lights and communication with family members via a tablet app. Through…

Source: The Sentinel  Oftentimes, news reports about nursing homes highlight tragic incidents or perceived failures of a specific facility or the industry in general to care for vulnerable, older adults. Our firm works with many clients who are receiving excellent care in nursing homes from dedicated staff members who serve from their hearts and not just…

Source: Hutchinsonleader.com I was radicalized when I was relatively young about labels that describe my age. When I was in my 20s, people my age who were well-educated and affluent were called “yuppies.” I was not a yuppie, and I despised the term. That was long ago. Now that I’m 62, I’ve become more aware…

Source: The North Platte Telegraph  Mother-in-law quarters allow adult children to take care of aging parents while maintaining their own privacy. A number of such properties exist in North Platte, but not all are legal, a city official says. Properties in areas designated as R-1 Dwelling Districts are designated for single family housing. It is not legal…

Source: Daily Press How many times have we heard, “There are only two things in life you can count on, death and taxes?” People spend thousands of dollars looking for loopholes, non-existent deductibles, etc., so they don’t have to pay for services that make their lives and the lives of others better. We spend countless hours…

Source: cjonline.com Gone are the days of Americans moving in with their children or grandchildren as they approach their golden years. Younger generations are choosing to move further from their hometowns and away from aging parents, and older Americans are living independent and productive lives well past retirement age. As a result, “aging in place”…

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Most afternoons, David Johnson has lunch at the Friendly Home in Brighton with his mother, Clara, and his mother-in-law, Ruth. If the weather is nice, they sit on the patio to visit. “If I’m out there with Ruth and Clara anyway, we’ll include a few others,”  Johnson says. “The more…

Source: Elder Law Answers Medicare benefits start at age 65, but many people continue working past that age, either by choice or need. It is important to understand how Medicare and employer coverage work together. Depending on your circumstances, Medicare is either the primary or secondary insurer. The primary insurer pays any medical bills first…

Source: Naples Daily News WOODSTOCK, Ill. – As McHenry County gets grayer, developers are responding by building age-restricted communities for those older than 55, even as other segments of the housing market lag. The real estate market has seen an increase in demand for senior housing as the baby boomer generation ages and looks to…

Source: AJMC In testimony before the US House Ways and Means Committee’s Health subcommittee, Mark Fendrick, MD, co-director of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) and co-editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Managed Care®, discussed the importance of allowing for flexibility and clinical nuance when it comes to encouraging value in…

Source: i Advance Senior Care As the costs of assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care climb, some seniors are choosing to move south of the border. Mexican senior living communities are attracting seniors from southern California, boasting cheaper prices and better cost of living than comparable environments in the United States, notes an NPR News…

Source: WMUK (MPRN-Lansing) Some Democrats at the state Capitol says it’s time to take a new look at services for the elderly in Michigan, especially nursing home care. They say the need will become more critical as more Michigan residents get older and require assisted living. Read More…