Businesses have long acknowledged the desire for new parents to take some time away from their career to concentrate on the various requirements of a baby, but what’s been recognized much less is the essential need for adult children to take time off to look after their older loved ones.Read More
It’s a conflict that arises for numerous families: older adults adamantly like to age in place in their own homes, while their loved ones worry about their well-being. And there’s an argument to be made in both cases. Seniors, especially individuals who live alone, deal with many different risks: falls that may lead to serious injury,Read More
Are you a “solo ager“? This is the new term being passed around to describe baby boomers who do not have children. This strong and independent group faces various unique issues in aging, namely who to designate as guardian and decision-maker if ever they become unable to do so themselves.Read More
Medicare coverage of medicines for seniors is often crucial, especially because on average, older adults take a shocking 15-18 prescription medications. And with the standard pricetag of over $11,000 per year for the most common prescription drugs prescribed by doctors for the elderly, it usually is debilitating when Medicare suddenly declines coverage.Read More
Most of us have at least one area of the house that’s designated as the catch-all for everything from our high school yearbooks and stacks of photo albums to boxes of clothes, tools, and assorted memorabilia that we may have a use for “someday”. Garages, attics, closets, and hope chests were made for just such a purpose,Read More
What first comes to mind when you hear the phrase “palliative care”? For many, it’s synonymous with end of life care. The true purpose of palliative care, however, is to bring relief from symptoms such as pain, vomiting and nausea that result from either a disease or from the treatment for that disease.Read More
Affording in-home care can be challenging. Many people assume that Medicare will cover their home care needs, but that isn’t the case. Most non-medical home care services are paid for out of pocket. In our last blog, we posted a few tips on how to use private funds to pay for home care.Read More
Your aging mother needs some help to remain independent and wishes to remain at home, but how will you afford her care? This is a question millions of Americans are currently facing. Luckily, you have options.
When it comes to paying for in-home care, you will likely find that many of the services will have to be paid for out of pocket.Read More
As we mentioned in our last blog post, companies that assist employees with their elder care responsibilities see not only happier employees, but also a more profitable bottom line. Why? Statistics show that:
- Nearly 75% of family caregivers have had to change jobs or stop working because of the demands of family caregiving
- Increased absenteeism and workday interruptions are reported,
Competitive pay, health insurance, and vacation time are great employee benefits, but many of today’s 9-to-5 employees need a perk that all too often gets overlooked in the benefits package.
More than 1 out of 4 households is involved in caregiving for an aging or disabled family member,Read More