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Money Manners: Parental elder-care costs should be shared by all siblings
My elderly parents are moving to an assisted-living facility, and they need help with the expenses. My two sisters and I have each agreed to kick in $400 a month, but my brother says that's more than he can manage now that he's retired and he needs ...

Poppiti pushes proposals for elder care, pardons
Editor's Note: This article is part of a weeklong series about the candidates running for lieutenant governor in the Sept. 13 primary. DOVER — The list of Delaware political candidates who have acted alongside A-list film stars is assuredly a very ...

Singapore's silver tsunami: Elder care spending to skyrocket to $49b per year by 2030
A silver tsunami is heading towards Singapore, and the city-state should expect heightened healthcare spending, as a new report notes how Singapore's elderly healthcare costs will rise nearly tenfold over the next 15 years. According to the new report ...

As The For-Profit World Moves Into An Elder Care Program, Some ...
As The For-Profit World Moves Into An Elder Care Program, Some ...

As The For-Profit World Moves Into An Elder Care Program, Some Worry
PACE, a program to help keep older people out of nursing homes, allows Vivian Malveaux, 81, to live at home in Denver. InnovAge, which runs her program, converted to a for-profit company last year. (Nick Cote for The New York Times and KHN). DENVER ...

New business the Uber of elder care, founders say
Gill volunteered to be part of the Elder Friends Network's pilot program, the company aims to connect elders with people who will spend time with them. Holly Shure and Jan Phillips think of their business, the Elder Friends Network, as the Uber of ...

An academic knowledge of elder care becomes a harsh, real lesson
What Olson discovered in assisting her frail parent was at odds with her work as an elder-care expert. She could barely navigate the byzantine web of public and private insurance and services. "As an academic, I looked for statistics and percentages on ...

Money Manners: Share parental elder care costs
DEAR JEANNE & LEONARD: My elderly parents are moving to an assisted-living facility, and they need help with the expenses. My two sisters and I have each agreed to kick in $400 a month, but my brother says that's more than he can manage now that he's ...

As the For-Profit World Moves Into an Elder Care Program, Some Worry
PACE, a program to help keep older people out of nursing homes, allows Vivian Malveaux, 81, to live at home in Denver. InnovAge, which runs her program, converted to a for-profit company last year. Credit Nick Cote for The New York Times. DENVER ...

The Mushrooming Elder Care Market Set to Play a Significant Role ...
The Mushrooming Elder Care Market Set to Play a Significant Role ...

Parental elder-care costs should be shared by all siblings
Dear Jeanne and Leonard: My elderly parents are moving to an assisted-living facility, and they need help with the expenses. My two sisters and I have each agreed to kick in $400 a month, but my brother says that's more than he can manage now that he's ...

The Other Working Parent's Dilemma: Five Steps To Get Your Career Ready For Elder Care
“This is the first time in history that American couples have had more parents to care for than children. Today, the average American woman can expect to spend 18 years caring for an older family member, compared to 17 for her children. Almost 40% of ...

Two-day Elder Care Conference set for September
Next month, an Elder Care Conference will be held at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge to talk about the best ways to care for senior citizens. The conference will be held from noon until 5 p.m. Sept. 8 and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9 ...


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How To Make Elderly People Feel That They’re Not Lonely

It is commonly believed that life moves in a full circle from birth to death. As a person ages, they become more and more like a kid, vulnerable both physically and emotionally to exploitation and prone to feeling uncared for and lonely. Loneliness is a common problem amongst most elders. Despite the fact that the Aussies have a strong family culture, most elders feel lonely in their homes... [Continue Reading]

An Overview of a LPNs Job

Many people are interested in a career in nursing, particularly as a licensed practical nurse, but many are unsure what the job entails. If you have found yourself asking, "What is a LPN?" this article should make things a lot clearer. What is a LPN? - Everything You Need to Know A LPN program is simply a training program to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Students typically enroll... [Continue Reading]

Common Health Problems for Older People

Ageing has its fair share of health issues. As you get old, the body and its organs don’t function as well as they used to. Years of working the body start to take a toll at some point in life. People will experience some common health issues at different periods. For some, ageing health complications may start after sixty and some may have the luxury of living longer without... [Continue Reading]

Understanding Heart Disease In Later Life

A heart condition is a scary and supremely difficult thing to have to deal with at any point in life. Does it become scarier as you get older? That’s hard to say. When you’re young, it feels unfair for it to have happened to you while you’re still youthful and active. But when you’re older, though you may feel less surprised, you still have to deal with the difficulty... [Continue Reading]

Heartwarming Things To Do After You Retire!

flickr As much as people like to finish work when they retire, they often can be left wondering what they should do next. After going on a couple of holidays, it can become boring not to do anything with your time. A lot of people decide to start a new hobby or take up a sport. But some people really want to make a difference. Here are some heartwarming things to do after you retire. ... [Continue Reading]

Retirement Is Fast Approaching, Here’s How To Handle It Like A Pro

Getting older is inevitable. Time catches up with all of us. So when retirement does arrive, it’s imperative that you are prepared for it. After dedicating a life to working and providing for your loved ones, enjoying retirement is the least that you deserve. However, failure to plan for those later stages can make life very uncomfortable. In truth, that’s the last thing you need... [Continue Reading]

3 Ways To Stay Independent After Retirement

Most people would agree that they don’t want to become a burden to their families when they get old. However, knowing how to stop that from happening is difficult. You never know what the future might hold, and so it’s hard to make any watertight plans. Even so, there are certain actions you can take to tip the scales of balance in your favor. We’re going to present you with... [Continue Reading]

How To Deal With The Pressures Of Caring For An Elder

Flickr As our population ages, more of us than ever before are taking on care responsibilities for the important seniors in our lives. In an ideal world, of course, everything will go smoothly. The truth is, however, that looking after seniors brings many issues with it - and there is a lot of pressure to deal with. So, if you are feeling like you are struggling to cope with the demands of... [Continue Reading]

Looking After Yourself When You Hit Old Age

When you get a bit older, you need to be a little more careful about the sorts of things you do. You have to look after yourself a little more than you normally would. That means thinking about the necessary means required to take care of yourself. These are some of the important things to consider. Take Your Pills Everyone who gets older will need to start taking some form of medication.... [Continue Reading]

How To Assist With Mobility Issues

As elderly people continue to age, it’s almost inevitable that they’ll suffer from mobility issues at some point. Depending on their circumstances, it could a life-changing thing. You need to know how to care for them effectively when they’re struggling to move around like they used to. Whether it’s just a case of lending a helping hand or buying them tools to make... [Continue Reading]

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