SilverSource Blog

The Growing Impact of Isolation

{Read in 3.5 minutes}  This past April, the oldest resident of the U.S., Hestor Ford, passed away at 115 years old in the home she lived in since the early 1960s. She lived through sharecropping, the 1918 flu pandemic, the Great Depression, World Wars I and II, Jim Crow laws, the civil rights movement, and…
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It’s May — Older Americans Month

{Read in 3 minutes}  And the Oscar goes to … Nomadland!  Something that I found interesting were the topics addressed in this year’s Oscar award winners. The Oscar for best picture (Nomadland) went to a movie about homelessness among seniors. The Oscar for best actor was awarded to Anthony Hopkins for his portrayal of a…
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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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