|Get Up to Speed on the Government Shutdown (CNN, AARP, n4a) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013|
The government shutdown and how it will affect Medicare, Social Security, Aging Nutrition programs, the Administration for Community Living and you. Read more
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|The 10 Best Things About Growing Old (Senior Living News and Trends) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013|
It might surprise some, but numerous studies show that seniors are among the happiest groups of people, and they are significantly happier than their middle-aged counterparts. Why is that? Read more
|Officials Detail Premium Costs of Health Plan (NYTimes) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013|
People shopping for health insurance should consider more than just price, according to Consumer Advocates. Read more
|Identifying the Components of Long-Term Care Satisfaction (The Huffington Post) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013|
When money is not a primary focus, what are the most important elements to determine whether people are satisfied with the care they receive? Read more
|"Death Dinners" at Baby Boomers' Tables Take on Dying Taboo (Bloomberg) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013|
Over the past month, hundreds of Americans across the country have organized "death" dinners, designed to lift the taboo around talking about death in hopes of heading off conflicts over finances and medical care -- and avoiding unnecessary suffering at the end of life. Read more
|The Federal Commission on Long Term Care Issues Final Report (ChicagoNow) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013|
The Federal Commission on Long Term Care was created as part of last year's fiscal cliff deal and was tasked with advising Congress on how to reform Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS). Read more
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|How to Get Paid for Being a Family Caregiver (The Huffington Post) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013|
If your mom is low-income and eligible for Medicaid, you may be able to get paid a small amount by the state, depending, of course, on which state you're living in. Read more
|The Business of Home Care (The New York Times) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013|
Like other low-wage workers, such as those at fast-food franchises, many home-care workers live in poverty: 28 percent of personal care aides and 20 percent of home health aides in 2010. Read more
|Recommendation No. 1 for a Secure Retirement (PBS Newshour) - Wednesday, October 09, 2013|
Few people planning for retirement (or their advisers) recognize all of the financial reasons why it is essential to live in an age-in-place home. And even fewer know what is meant by an age-in-place home. Read more
|Tips to Fight Loneliness for Healthy Aging (Poughkeepsie Journal) - Friday, September 06, 2013|
As the population continues to age, researchers are discovering changes in society are feeding widespread loneliness among senior citizens. Read more
|How Technology Will Support an Aging America (U.S. News & World Report) - July 17, 2013 - Friday, September 06, 2013|
Aging-in-place guru and a longtime technology veteran and analyst describes four aging-in-place technology categories that have emerged. Read more
|Remodeling Two Story Homes for Elderly or Disabled (About Rotations & 101 Mobility) - 8/1/2013 - Friday, September 06, 2013|
For remodeling tips from Certified Aging in Place Specialist Gordon Raney of 101 Mobility Dallas, click here
|Missing, Wandering Alzheimer's Patients A Growing Concern (The Huffington Post) - 7/26/2013 - Friday, September 06, 2013|
People with Alzheimer's who vanish without a trace constitute a rapidly growing crisis looming on the horizon for baby boomers and their loved ones. Read more
|Combined Anxiety Treatment Effective for Older Adults (health24) - Sunday, July 28, 2013|
A combination of antidepressant therapy and counseling is an effective way to treat anxiety in older adults, a new study finds. Read more
| The Age Wave Creating Epidemic in Unprepared Prisons (USA Today) - Thursday, July 11, 2013|
The fiscal, legal, social and political challenges of housing the country's graying inmates have arrived with full force at precisely the time when states, and the federal government, are looking to rein in spending. Read more
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|In Affordable Care, Obama Admin Grants a Delay for Business (USA Today) - Tuesday, July 02, 2013|
The Obama administration has granted businesses a delay related to a requirement in the Affordable Care Act that penalizes businesses for not reporting employee health benefits. Read more
| Arkansas Could Crack Health-Care Cost Containment (Governing) - Sunday, June 30, 2013|
What happens to a state's health-care industry when Medicaid providers and private insurers agree to overhaul their payment policies to start reimbursing doctors based on quality instead of quantity? One state is about to find out. Read more
|4 Ways a Trade Agreement Could Aid Older Americans (Fiscal Times) - Friday, June 28, 2013|
An aging population and a trade agreement may seem an unlikely pairing - but history suggests otherwise. Today, as the World Economic Forum has noted, much of our economic success hinges on the "promise or peril" of an aging population. Read more
|Sequester Watch: The Older Americans Act and U.S. Seniors (Moyer & Me) - Saturday, June 22, 2013|
If you attended Senator Bernie Sanders' hearing on reducing senior poverty and hunger through the Older Americans Act (OAA) in June, you got a rude awakening. Read more
|Helping Older Americans Avoid Swindles (NYTimes) - Thursday, June 13, 2013|
Now, two federal agencies are promoting an educational program aimed at helping older adults safeguard their money and personal information as well as recognize possible financial swindles. Read more
|Sun City It’s Not - Upper West Side Retirement (The New York Times) - Monday, February 18, 2013|
Many New Yorkers want to age in place and the result is: Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities or NORCs. read more ...
|Cheer Up and Push Back: One Woman’s Fight Against Ageism (Associated Press) - Monday, February 18, 2013|
Author of “This Chair Rocks” blog says most people are woefully misinformed about the aging process. read more ...
|Senior Citizens Drive Infrastructure Spending (Politico) - Friday, February 01, 2013|
Policies that help older people "age in place" without relocating or moving into facilities like nursing homes are key to keeping an aging population connected - even after they give up their car keys. But they still need one thing. read more ...
|Aging America: Elder Abuse, Use of Shelters Rising (Idaho Statesman) - Monday, January 28, 2013|
Recognition of and mechanisms for dealing with elder abuse are many years behind strides that have been made in child abuse awareness and protection, experts say. read more ...
|When Paying It Forward Pays Us Back (The New York Times) - Friday, January 25, 2013|
The statement that government has only two options to address its budget woes — either slash social programs, as conservatives favor, or the liberal tack, raise taxes -- is untrue. Just look at the Transitional Care Model. read more ...
|Obama Inaugural Address: Show Me the Footnotes (The Washington Post) - Tuesday, January 22, 2013|
"These lines caught my ear because I’ve been saying in this blog recently that we DO have to choose, to some degree, between entitlement spending and non-military discretionary spending. He says no." - Joel Achenbach read more ...
|Organization Will Work With Congress to Support New Long-Term Care Commission (PRNewswire) - Monday, January 21, 2013|
With the exception of the repeal of CLASS, this legislation avoids large-scale reductions in vital programs affecting aging services providers and the seniors they serve, but leaves significant questions about reforming the tax code, entitlement "reform," long-term care, and funding for housing for the rest of this year. read more ...