Category: Updates for Seniors

Parental Role Reversal Is Not Comfortable

{Read in 4 minutes} So many friends are caring for their parents now, struggling to balance work, family and the needs of their folks. One study I read recently suggested that 3 out of 4 employees are caring for an aging family member. It’s about more than time — it’s the mental and emotional energy…
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Measuring Quality of Life and Real Life

{Read in 4 minutes}  How do you measure quality of life? When a senior receives eye care and a new pair of glasses — how do you measure the extra years of joy, the sheer ability to read, or even the ability to continue driving? Recently we surveyed clients to see how they were getting…
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Help and Hope for Seniors Facing Uncertainty

{Read in 4 minutes}  There is an alarming trend in murder-suicide rates among the older population, so the news from Whatcom County, Washington, while startling, was not new. This heart-breaking tragedy was apparently due to a couple’s overwhelming health care costs that led them to the belief they could no longer afford their medical care.…
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Listen to Joan…. Again

{Read in 4 minutes} You don’t always notice the changes when you are caring for a loved one from a long distance. We somehow fill in the blanks, don’t pick up on the cues, don’t realize that prescriptions are not being taken as directed. We hear what we want to hear, and believe all is…
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Seniors Talk About Seniors

“Well, I think seniors are really doing OK,” she said, “Because every time I see a really expensive car, an old guy is driving it.” {Read in 3 minutes}  So began a month-long conversation with our summer interns, who were looking forward to prom and high school graduation. Seeing the world through the eyes of young people…
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