Cities Pledge to Help Seniors, Especially Millions of “Elder Orphans”

Are you an elder orphan? If you are, you’re not alone. A recent article that appeared here on the aging-related website NextAvenue describes how all the normal changes that come with aging, physically, mentally and socially, are harder for a senior to bear if he or she is among the 29 percent of non-institutionalized seniors…

Nursing Home Rating System Plagued with Inaccuracies, Says Report

Since 2008, consumers searching for the best quality nursing care facilities have relied on a 5-star rating system on the “Nursing Home Compare” website maintained by the U.S. Government (that website is located here – it allows you to search and review nursing care facilities by zip code or locale). The site includes a rating…

MarketWatch: Home Equity Can’t Be Ignored in Retirement Planning

“With 77 percent of a retiree’s net worth locked in home equity it’s astonishing why so many financial planners ignore home equity when creating retirement plans.” So states this recent article we just discovered on the financial website MarketWatch.  Written by Denver-based reverse mortgage planner Peter Rueth, the article makes a compelling case that a…

New Study Tells Seniors: "Get Out and Get Moving" to Stay Healthier

An interesting article we just encountered on the website of the authoritative publication Consumer Reports is a great read for seniors and for those who love them, because it reveals something most of us should find reassuring. When it comes to living longer and staying healthier, five simple words can make all the difference: “Get…

Families Dealing with Dementia Need to Understand the Perils Ahead

If you are part of a family dealing with dementia, you know what a bewildering and painful journey it can often be. Part of the great and unanticipated tragedy of dementia is the emotional and relational damage it can wreak, not just on the one with the illness, but on loved ones as well.  In…

Three Tips for Helping Your Aging Parent Manage Medical Care

The woman sat with her aging mother-in-law across the desk from the oncologist. In front of the two women were 13 prescription bottles lined up in a row. Through tears of frustration the younger woman leaned forward, waved at the row of brown bottles with white prescription labels, and pointed her finger at the oncologist.…

Entrepreneurs Discover a Booming Niche Helping Seniors Relocate

One of the hallmarks of the American entrepreneurial mentality lies in the familiar saying, “Find a need and fill it.” That’s what a growing number of businesses are doing around the nation as legions of aging baby boomers – and their parents – undertake the daunting task of downsizing and moving. This recent article in…