The RAISE Act: Bipartisan Legislation will Aid Family Caregivers

Last week on our AgingOptions blog we posted this article describing how serving as a family caregiver while holding down a regular job is “a recipe for stress.” But now we’re pleased – and a bit surprised – to be able to report some good news on the caregiving front: the successful passage of bi-partisan…

Hidden Financial Deals Cause Nursing Home Care to Suffer

It’s every family’s worst nightmare. You place a loved one in a nursing home, trusting that the facility you’ve chosen will provide the kind of quality care they need. But after a few months, you realize that, instead of providing excellent care, the nursing home is plagued with neglect, chronically understaffed, and filled with residents…

Good Health: Not Just Treating Illness, but Taking Steps to Prevent It

When it comes to health care, most of us tend to focus on what happens to us when we’re sick. Is the doctor’s visit covered? What about hospitalization? Does my prescription drug benefit cover the new pills my doctor is prescribing? These are important questions, it’s true – but good health means far more than…

Caring for Elders While Holding a Job: the Prescription for Stress

Some months ago we read a report on the blog of the AARP that revealed a problem too often overlooked, but one that will sound familiar to a significant number of Americans. The problem is the growing number of people, estimated at nearly 24 million workers, who are holding down paying jobs while at the…

Bloomberg: Future of Retirement is Bright, Despite Negative Press

No doubt you’ve read articles in recent years lamenting the demise of the traditional pension system and claiming that the economic outlook for today’s retirees is grim. But at least one expert says, “Not so fast!” The future of retirement, he writes in this Bloomberg article, is actually brighter than ever. We thought we would…

Peak, Trough, Rebound: the Best Time of Day to Get Things Done

Is there anyone out there who wants to be happier, healthier and more productive in the New Year? We suspect the unanimous response is, “Of course.” Well, apparently the secret is all in the timing – or at least that’s the conclusion from this fascinating article from the Wall Street Journal.   Written by author and…

What’s the Happiest Stage of Life? The Answer Will Surprise You

Here at AgingOptions we’re not only committed to helping people plan for retirement, but we’re also determined to help change some of the negative perceptions many people cling to about getting older. Now we’ve run across three related articles that shed new light on aging by describing the time in life when we tend to…