Source: Medcity News We have seen a lot of news recently about major technology companies diving into healthcare – from Alphabet company Verily moving into health insurance and Apple launching health clinics for its employees, to Amazon’s announcement that it will launch a new health care company with JP Morgan … Read More… 

Source: Seniorhousingnews.com As the boomers begin to enter senior living communities I think the traditional style of architecture will get stale for them. They went from watching a black and white tube television to streaming videos on giant flat screens. They’ll want to live in a community that’s fresh and contemporary, not a place that ……

Source: AARP Young adult children sometimes boomerang back to the safety of a parent’s home when money is tight, the going is tough or difficult times loom. Decades later, middle-aged children often become the safety net for their parents. For some aging parents, the right move is into their adult child’s home. Read More… 

Source: Arizona Senior Law  Compared to other states, Arizona is rather lenient when it comes to what constitutes an acceptable will. Do-it-yourself (DIY) wills are perfectly acceptable, though there are plenty of circumstances where you’d be wise to at least consult an estate planning attorney (we’ll discuss that later). Read More… 

Source: St. Catharines Standard  Dementia doesn’t discriminate. Teena Kindt. By Teena Kindt. Sunday, January 14, 2018 4:18:45 EST PM. “I live with dementia. Let me help you understand” is the tag line for January’s Alzheimer Awareness Month campaign. (Postmedia Network photo illustration ) … Read More… 

Source: HamletHub  A recent New York Times article discussed how after a five-decade rise in the number of women in the workforce, that rise has stalled over the past 15 years. The general consensus is that caring for children, historically a woman’s job, has taken its toll. But the other significant factor is that eldercare…

Source: Port Huron Times Herald If you have concerns about what will happen with your home or car loans or other debts after your death, the best thing you can do is to consult with a knowledgeable estate planning and elder law attorney. The attorney should be able to review your car and home titles…

Source:  Baxter Bulletin  This will be a big year for me. I turn 75, and maybe I will think of myself as elderly. For me and everyone else, now is the time to stick to those New Year’s resolutions to stay fit and healthy. Remember, health is much more than “getting into shape,” diet, exercise…

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: 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… 

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: 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: 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: 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”…

Did you know that May is Older Americans Month? In April of 1963 President Kennedy signed a Presidential Proclamation declaring May as “Senior Citizens Month”. At that time very few programs existed to assist older adults and nearly one-third lived in poverty and President Kennedy created Senior Citizens Month helped to bring attention to these…