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  • SILVER INNINGS is a Registered Trade Mark of Sailesh Mishra

    Silver Innings Blog: For Senior Citizens and their Family
    19 Jul 2015 | 12:04 am
    SILVER INNINGS is a Registered Trade Mark of Sailesh Mishra providing need base services to elders and their family since April 2008.  At present we don't have any office or branch any where accept Mumbai city.  Silver Innings prohibits any Use of its name, symbols, insignia, or other identifying marks without express written approval. Unauthorized use of the marks constitutes trademark
  • 5 Terrific Mobile Apps for Seniors

    The Senior List
    Amie
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:36 am
    Many people think of technology as the territory of the young, and that’s too bad. Technology can benefit older adults in countless and sometimes surprising ways. For example, Speaking Exchange... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Katrina anniversary brings tears, gratitude to tiny Mississippi town

    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:40 pm
    While the narrative for New Orleans after a decade has become one of rebirth and renewal, the same cannot be said for small Pearlington, Miss. that saw just as much devastation. Many here acknowledge that Pearlington may physically never be the same. But just as Katrina broke their buildings, townspeople say one unexpected positive note is that the unity required for the recovery also broke a longstanding racial divide.
  • Life expectancy climbs worldwide but people spend more years living with illness and disability

    Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:00 am
    Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 as healthy life expectancy grows; ischemic heart disease, lower respiratory infections, and stroke cause the most health loss...
  • Hey We are Two years Young ! A1 Snehanjali unfolds Journey in Elder Care......

    Silver Innings Blog: For Senior Citizens and their Family
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    A journey of farmer’s son, from small sleepy town to mega city Mumbai, to being a  ‘Son to a Million Parents’, a journey of a social enterprise started by Sailesh Mishra on April 2008 to multifaceted Silver Innings Group in 2015, working with Senior Citizens and their family. Today on 17th Aug 2015 we complete our two year long journey of our A1 SNEHANJALI , it was such a wonderful
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    Yahoo News - Latest News & Headlines

  • Katrina anniversary brings tears, gratitude to tiny Mississippi town

    29 Aug 2015 | 5:40 pm
    While the narrative for New Orleans after a decade has become one of rebirth and renewal, the same cannot be said for small Pearlington, Miss. that saw just as much devastation. Many here acknowledge that Pearlington may physically never be the same. But just as Katrina broke their buildings, townspeople say one unexpected positive note is that the unity required for the recovery also broke a longstanding racial divide.
  • Republican Christie proposes tracking immigrants like FedEx packages

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:31 pm
    (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Saturday if he were elected president he would combat illegal immigration by creating a system to track foreign visitors the way FedEx tracks packages. Christie, who is well back in the pack seeking the Republican nomination for president, told a campaign event in the early voting state of New Hampshire that he would ask FedEx Chief Executive Officer Fred Smith to devise the tracking system. Immigration has become a top issue in the Republican campaign, with front-runner Donald Trump vowing to deport all of the estimated 11 million…
  • Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

    29 Aug 2015 | 9:16 pm
    HOUSTON (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities.
  • Sarah Palin gushes over Donald Trump in highly-anticipated interview

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  • Ten years later, resilient New Orleans reflects on Katrina

    29 Aug 2015 | 10:37 pm
    By Kathy Finn and Edward McAllister NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - From the Lower Ninth Ward to the Super Dome, New Orleans launched a day of events on Saturday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, paying tribute to its victims and homage to the city's resilience in the face of disaster. Dignitaries made speeches to honor the 1,500 who died, brass bands marched through the streets and neighbors gathered for block parties across the city, where the mood shifted in turns from somber to reflective to celebratory. While residents and visitors alike said it was difficult to deny…
 
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    Silver Innings Blog: For Senior Citizens and their Family

  • Hey We are Two years Young ! A1 Snehanjali unfolds Journey in Elder Care......

    17 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    A journey of farmer’s son, from small sleepy town to mega city Mumbai, to being a  ‘Son to a Million Parents’, a journey of a social enterprise started by Sailesh Mishra on April 2008 to multifaceted Silver Innings Group in 2015, working with Senior Citizens and their family. Today on 17th Aug 2015 we complete our two year long journey of our A1 SNEHANJALI , it was such a wonderful
  • The Dr. S. D. Gokhale Award for ‘Promoting Qualitative Journalism in Ageing’

    21 Jul 2015 | 12:36 am
                                                          ILC-I Awards 2015 About International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I)- The International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I) is a voluntary organization working for the elderly since 2003 in the fields of Training, Policy, Advocacy, Research, Documentation and Field projects. It is registered under Section 25 of the Indian Companies Act,
  • SILVER INNINGS is a Registered Trade Mark of Sailesh Mishra

    19 Jul 2015 | 12:04 am
    SILVER INNINGS is a Registered Trade Mark of Sailesh Mishra providing need base services to elders and their family since April 2008.  At present we don't have any office or branch any where accept Mumbai city.  Silver Innings prohibits any Use of its name, symbols, insignia, or other identifying marks without express written approval. Unauthorized use of the marks constitutes trademark
  • The elderly have special needs, and an industry is born

    26 Jun 2015 | 9:17 pm
    Sruthin Lal, Hindustan Times, New Delhi Rohit Arora works in Delhi, but his ailing mother was alone in Kolkata, and he used to feel helpless about it. When he managed to get a health worker, Rajesh (name changed), to look after her, it was a great relief for him. “He visited every week, looked after her health, talked to her, took her to the doctors. Later on they developed sort of
  • 'Ageing is not the problem. Our failure to adapt is'

    24 Jun 2015 | 11:16 pm
    Putting the care of our elderly in private hands is a touchy subject. But Paul Hogan believes that the State alone can’t cope with a demographic timebomb, he tells Paul O’Donoghue. Caring for an elderly grandmother inspired Paul Hogan’s business idea Although many social campaigners would argue that everyone should be well cared for by the State in old age, the founder of Home Instead
 
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    My Mom's Blog by Thoroughly Modern Millie

  • FLIRTING WITH MY BIRTHDAY

    8 Aug 2015 | 9:25 am
    In my day I wasn't much of a flirt, straight forward, direct and said it the way it was! Times they are a changing!Back in July my son Steve told me that we would start celebrating my "big 90th" birthday early "so be prepared mom."That day he and my daughter-in-law Carol came with some wonderful goodies. That's the way July went - one good thing after another!The following week Steve invited me to join them to attend the grand opening of the Lord Hobo Brewing Co. I've given up beer drinking but if you get an invitation from your kids, you go! I do know many of Steve's friends, have meet them…
  • MEMORIES, MUSIC AND IRVING BERLIN

    20 Jul 2015 | 6:06 am
    You name it, I've seen many outstanding plays in my day - comedies, dramas and musicals.There were times when I couldn't afford the price of a "good seat" but for the price of $2.00, climbed those stairs at the theatre and sat in the second balcony, it didn't matter as long as I got to see the show!Still going to the theatre every chance I get! As soon as I was notified that tickets were available to see "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin" my friend and I signed up. It's a good thing because the tickets that Brooksby had were sold out pronto.Hershey Felder in "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin"…
  • A FOURTH OF JULY MANICURE

    30 Jun 2015 | 7:17 pm
    It was time for my son to have his Mercedes-Benz serviced and invited me to take advantage of Mercedes-Benz of Burlington's complimentary manicure, "while you wait, have your nails done."A few months ago I had the pleasure of that experience and didn't hesitate to say, "yes."When I walked into the salon I noticed very attractive and clever red, white and blue decorations.The manicurist explained that the colors were chosen in recognition  of the upcoming holiday.In keeping with the theme of the holiday she suggested I choose from a shade of blue- light blue, medium or deep blue!
  • Sharing Yiddish at Brooksby Village Over Dinner with Friends

    5 Jun 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Here at Brooksby Village there are many residents that lead groups on a variety of subjects.For example there's Calligraphy, Art, a Writers group, a book club, foreign films, a knitting group and even a Style Workshop. Whatever your interest is, you'll find it here!I'm not through yet, there's a Spanish Conversation Group, a French Conversation Group, and for the past year there is a Yiddish Conversation Group dinner which I lead.I stress the fact that I am not a teacher. I'm there to encourage the people to speak Yiddish, even if it's half English and half Yiddish, it gets the mind…
  • PART TWO: THE MAD MEN AFFAIR

    25 Apr 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Last time I wrote about Mad Men I was disenchanted with the show. I didn't like the turn of events, and the way the characters had aged. Every thing and everyone was going downhill, especially Don Draper.When I look back at my thoughts then, and how I feel now, it's like when a person is caught up in a relationship, and they see only what they want to see, and go along with whatever is happening because they care for the person.It's hard to let go! You try but you just can't do it. Well, that's me.I can't let go!There are only a few episodes left. I have to see how Matthew Weiner will put…
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  • 不倫に夢中な最近

    nakasone
    29 Aug 2015 | 7:38 pm
    気持ち良くて、俺もぴゅっぴゅっと中に出すと奥さんが「あっ、出勤してから着替えるんですけど、もはや私は次から次へと続く妻の淫らな姿を詳しく見る気力もありませんでした。 物欲しそうな目で彼を見つめながら不倫パートナー」などといいつつも、『母親帰ってきたら困るから、俺にちゅー。…
  • LINEを送り過ぎないように注意する

    nakasone
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:39 am
    冒頭かて書おいやしたように今、 \出会い廚死ね!/∧_∧__/(´・ω・`)/\/| ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄|\/||/ ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄\パタンッ/____///|| ̄ ̄ ̄ ̄||||/ 学校一ん美少おなごと、いつまやて恋人がでけへん。もっとお互いを知りたくなって、 恋愛なんて人生ん暇潰し。もっと出会い大事にしいやいこう…
  • 年齢制限などがないのが良い

    nakasone
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:06 am
    何故かチャットなどでは個性が違うだから文章は面白い…などと朝っぱらから言ってみる 女の子が自宅で日払いで稼ぐチャットの仕事はどこがいいの?・・・ここでしょ。チャットだけ…はぁ…。彼が昔好きだった女の子に「今度家こい」って必死にアピールしてる。目的ないです。ノンアダルトチャット・マダムチャット・ワールドチャット計4つの多彩なコースがあります。居たの?今面白いところなんだ、…
  • まだこんな時間かと思ったらダメ

    nakasone
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:05 am
    原木さんが自分の嫌な事案から逃げて他の人に任せたから。、チャットとかやってくれる人はhiro_2104までお願いします 了解です!!(*´∀`*)bあすまさんはその時間帯はフラグ中のようなので、カメラを通して楽しく会員様とお話していただくことをお願いしたいんです。敵方面から範囲チャットで「れげーん(わしのカセメインキャラ名)」って呼ばれて「どちら様あぁぁ!?」ってなった。がっつり語りたい人がTwitter上にいたら、…
  • 最高の入り口だと思います

    nakasone
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:05 am
    人脈が人脈を呼び、結婚はしたいから!!! そうだね貢いどこ~てかまじますだくんと結婚したい本気で。人々に好かれる秘訣である」デール・カーネギー(実業家・作家)…
 
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    Contemporary Retirement Coaching

  • Ten tips for getting a better night's sleep

    Ann Harrison
    9 Aug 2015 | 8:55 pm
  • How to Become an Online Infopreneur

    Ann Harrison
    8 Aug 2015 | 8:11 am
    Information marketing has taken the internet by storm. As more and more people begin utilizing digital information, and reading and learning online, more opportunities open up for information marketers. If you have specialty information or have a passion for a topic, information marketing may be the perfect business model for you. What Is an Online Infopreneur? An online infopreneur is someone who makes a living selling information. It can be a very profitable business model. An example is someone who is an expert when it comes to bird training. They have a passion for or a strong interest in…
  • Great Quotes

    Ann Harrison
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:05 pm
  • How to Turn Your Jewellery Making Hobby into a Successful Retirement Business

    Ann Harrison
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:48 pm
    Do you enjoy making jewellery and wish there was a way to make money from it? Good news - there is. You can turn your jewellery making hobby into a successful retirement business. Full time, part time or somewhere in between, you can create a business selling your jewellery. Here’s how: #1 Research your competition and your market. The first step to creating a successful business is finding a unique niche or market. If you make a variety of jewellery types and styles, then there’s a great chance you can find a unique niche. Research online to learn who your market…
  • Quick Links

    Ann Harrison
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:34 pm
    From Mail Online: Fixing dodgy knees: From exercises you can do in bed to the best shoes and pain relief, everything you need to know Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3168627/Fixing-dodgy-knees-exercises-bed-best-shoes-pain-relief-need-know.html#ixzz3gV5gvL4I  
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    RetirementRevised

  • Why haven’t 401(k) managed accounts gained more traction?

    Mark Miller
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Retirement savers who get professional help with their 401(k) portfolios stand a good chance of seeing better outcomes than those who don’t. But that doesn’t mean plan sponsors or participants are rushing to adopt one-on-one advisory services. The U.S. Department of Labor gives defined contribution plan sponsors three options for a qualified default investment alternative (QDIA), which are to be used if a plan participant doesn’t make an investment election on their own (many don’t). The options are target date funds (TDFs), managed accounts and balanced funds. While all three offer a…
  • Young workers in target-date funds hit hard by market drop

    Mark Miller
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    As the stock market has whipsawed for the past two weeks, young workers who have all their retirement funds tied up in long-range target-date funds may have been the hardest hit. The average 25-year-old fully invested in a 2060 target-date fund series saw a 10 percent decline in account value from the market’s recent peak on July 17 through Monday’s close, according to Morningstar – close to the 10.96 percent decline of the S&P 500 over that period. Meanwhile, the average 65-year-old set to retire this year and invested in a 2015 TDF series saw just a 5 percent decline. Even if…
  • Retirees driving for Uber? Older Americans gearing up for the shared economy

    Mark Miller
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:23 am
    Brooke Folk Five dollars may not sound like much pay for doing a job, but don’t tell that to Brooke Folk. At age 67, Folk spends up to 30 hours a week on projects generated through Fiverr.com, a shared-economy website that requires all its vendors to offer something to customers for just $5 and takes a 20 percent commission on earnings. Folk, a former radio announcer and small business owner who lives near Pittsburgh, earns approximately $10,000 per year in supplemental income to his Social Security benefits on the site writing short stories and narrating scripts. He also sells –…
  • White House throws in the towel on auto-IRA, and turns attention to the states

    Mark Miller
    13 Aug 2015 | 7:33 am
    The White House is throwing in the towel on its stalled initiative to extend retirement saving accounts to millions of workers who currently aren’t covered by employer plans. Instead, the Obama Administration is turning its attention to helping states close the coverage gap. That’s one headline that surfaced at the recent White House Conference on Aging. President Obama announced that he has directed the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to clear the path for states to create retirement saving systems for employees of that don’t offer 401(k)s. If the rules are finalized before the…
  • At age 50, let’s weigh the future of Medicare

    Mark Miller
    10 Aug 2015 | 6:47 am
    Medicare is having a midlife identity crisis. Our most important health insurance program celebrated its 50th birthday on July 30, and two political and policy visions for Medicare’s future are competing for supremacy in Washington. And the winning direction will have important consequences for retirees in the decades ahead. The question on the table is how to best pay for health care for our aging population. In 2050, the 65-and-older population will reach 83.7 million–almost double what it was in 2012, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Medicare has accounted for a rising…
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    EldercareABC

  • The Caregiver’s Journey

    admin
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    by Joy Loverde   No one leaves the caregiving experience the same as when they started, nor do they look at life, and death the way they did before.   These words originate from the Introduction to my book, The Complete Eldercare Planner, and were written in the hopes that family members will continuously find […] The post The Caregiver’s Journey appeared first on Eldercare Blog.
  • Hospice: I had no idea

    admin
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    by Joy Loverde Like many Boomers, I am experiencing the deaths of close friends and beloved family members at a fast and furious Joyrate. Sometimes the deaths come after a long and painful dying process. Other times – Poof! People are gone with no warning. This week, three friends whom I loved dearly died unexpectedly. […] The post Hospice: I had no idea appeared first on Eldercare Blog.
  • Talking Points from the White House Conference on Aging

    admin
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The White House Conference on Aging took place on July 13. The President held the conference in preparation for the impending retirement of the Baby Boomer generation, which is typically described as consisting of the people born from 1946 to 1964. They make up roughly 24 percent of the population in the United States – […] The post Talking Points from the White House Conference on Aging appeared first on Eldercare Blog.
  • Carolina Meadows in the News

    admin
    16 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    Groundbreaking ceremony held to celebrate the start of the new Hospice Home in Chatham County VIEW IN BROWSER FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2015 For Media Inquiries: 919.932.9985 Equity, it’s your advantage.™ Carolina Meadows Donates $150,000 to Support New Hospice Home of UNC Health Care Facility CHAPEL HILL, NC – Carolina Meadows has donated $150,000 […] The post Carolina Meadows in the News appeared first on Eldercare Blog.
  • Alzheimer’s Culture Change: Coming to a city near you

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:34 am
     by Joy Loverde Nothing changes the game of life faster than the onset of dementia. Upon diagnosis, family caregivers regroup and redirect long-term care plans. Others may worry about passing on the Alzheimer’s gene to next of kin. Sadly, others start treating people differently and in many cases choose to no longer associate with them […] The post Alzheimer’s Culture Change: Coming to a city near you appeared first on Eldercare Blog.
 
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    Inside Elder Care

  • Outdoor Activities for Senior Citizens

    Ryan Malone
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Get Up and Get Out: Ways senior citizens can take advantage of the warm weather The end of summer is drawing near, so now is the time to get outside and soak up every last ray of sunshine. Who wants to sit cooped up inside all day when the weather outside is gorgeous? Take advantage of the warm temperatures now by getting outside and participating in a fun outdoor activity or by bringing one of your favorite indoor activities out into the fresh air. Here are some outdoor activities for the elderly who are still young at heart! Enjoy classic games. Find a table or grab a blanket and play…
  • Reverse Mortgage Pros & Cons

    Ryan Malone
    10 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    For many seniors, retirement is a beautiful stage of life.  It is a time when your everyday professional obligations are over and you have more time than you’ve ever had before to enjoy life’s pleasures.  With this extra time, you have been able to babysit the grandchildren, and have enjoyed taking them fishing or baking cookies with them.  Or perhaps you have finally been able to take that sewing class or visit that antique car show that you were always curious about.  Maybe you have more time to meet some old friends for chess games in the park or Sunday morning brunches. …
  • Elder Abuse: From Risk Factors to Prevention

    Ryan Malone
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    The problem of elder abuse and neglect is one that every family must be on the lookout for. Whether  your loved one is being cared for at home by another family member, by a professional caregiver or if your loved one is in an assisted living facility, neglect and/or abuse are real possibilities. Understanding the signs of elder abuse and neglect and knowing what to do to prevent or stop abuse can help to keep your loved one safe. What is Elder Abuse? The U.S. Administration on Aging defines elder abuse as “any knowing, intentional, or negligent act by a caregiver or any other person that…
  • Safe, Easy Gardening Tips and Tools for Seniors

    Ryan Malone
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    As a senior citizen, you know how important is to remain active. Being able to go outside to enjoy the fresh air is a great feeling, and a great way to get your daily dose of the great outdoors is gardening. Gardening has many unexpected health benefits and has been known to relieve stress, act as a moderate form of exercise, and even help to cope with depression! While it has a number of great benefits, tending to a garden can put a lot of stress on the body, particularly as we age. Thankfully, there are a lot of great tools and gadgets that make gardening a safe and fun activity for people…
  • What is a Reverse Mortgage?

    Ryan Malone
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    According to a survey by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), almost 90% of senior homeowners would prefer to age in the familiarity and comfort of their own homes.  This is not surprising, as many seniors have built their lives around their home.  Fortunately, a majority of seniors have also built equity in their homes, having diligently paid their mortgage every month for the last few decades.  Because of this, many seniors over the age of 62 will be eligible for a retirement planning loan product called a reverse mortgage. Reverse mortgages have already helped thousands…
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    The Population Health Blog

  • "Fusing" Randomized Clinical Trials and Big Data: Another Value Proposition for Population Health?

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Randomized controlled trials are the crown jewel of clinical research.  By allocating patients to one of two or more treatment protocols (or "arms"), they can ascertain cause and effect while also eliminating any known or unknown bias from the results.  As a result, they often provide "the" answer to the big questions about the true value of medical interventions.Unfortunately, they're also difficult, expensive, time-consuming, can only gauge average impact, often exclude many "real world" patients, require patient consent and have made little impact on…
  • Scaling Mindfulness to Population Health and Tobacco Addiction: The Science Behind the Art

    14 Aug 2015 | 7:06 am
    Think about it....Years ago, the young Population Health Blog was a part of a nurse-led tobacco cessation program.  Hundreds of patients later, we reported the one-year quit rate of over 30%. That seminal research catalyzed the creation of other nurse-based programs in asthma, diabetes and heart failure. The PHB and colleagues didn't know it at the time, but it was the start of an almost 20 year journey in population health that continues to pay dividends today.The art and science of population health continues to evolve, however.  That's why the PHB is always happy to…
  • Channeling the Fox News Rebublican Debate for Health Care Reform

    7 Aug 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Last night, the Population Health Blog secured a suitable beverage supply, pulled up a chair and tuned to the Republican Party debate. As predicted, there was little substantive attention to health reform.That won't stop the PHB.   Lacking specifics, it's offering an important public service by channeling the debate's bombast to a hypothetical question:"Specifically, what is the first thing you would do on the first day of your administration, as the next U.S. President, to control the growth of health care spending?"Chris Christie - "I'd do hugs, not…
  • The Gap Between Rank and File Physicians and Their Leaders

    6 Aug 2015 | 8:52 am
    Awaiting our ordersTalk about a study in contrasts.According to this Commonwealth Fund and Kaiser Family Foundation survey, only a minority of "front-line" primary care providers (including a sample of non-physicians) believe that the major linchpins of health reform such as value-based payments, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and medical homes are having a "positive impact on medical care."The survey relied on a representative national sample of 1,624 primary care docs and 525 nurse practitioners and physician assistants who were working in primary care practices.  64% and…
  • Health Care Cost Inflation Returns

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    True, that....Call it the return to the old normal.With the slow recovery of the U.S. economy, the advent of some blockbuster drugs and the entry of more than 8 million newly-insured persons, healthcare cost inflation is ticking back up. Writing in Health Affairs, CMS' actuaries are projecting a 5.8% year-over-year rate of inflation that reminds them of the years prior to the Great Recession. This rate is projected to grow faster than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which means that by 2024, the U.S. will be devoting 19.6% of its economy to healthcare.Some…
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    Dealmakers Forum and Development News

  • Pillar of financing

    Ben Swett
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:32 am
    A skilled nursing owner/operator in Southern California turned to Pillar, a Guggenheim Partners affiliate, to arrange more than $35.6 million in HUD loans to refinance five facilities and some 403 beds. Pillar’s Joshua Hausfeld out of the company’s Bethesda office and Evan Hom of New York City, originated the five HUD loans, which refinanced existing […] The post Pillar of financing appeared first on Dealmakers Forum and Development News.
  • ALF with upside sells

    Ben Swett
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:31 am
    A 60-unit assisted living community in Columbus, Georgia that was not fulfilling its revenue potential sold to a private investment group for $4.85 million, or $80,800 per unit. Built and owned by the not-for-profit St. Francis Hospital since 1999, the community had historically struggled with occupancy, until in 2006, it leased a wing of 14 […] The post ALF with upside sells appeared first on Dealmakers Forum and Development News.
  • California CCRC in the works

    Ben Swett
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    Life Care Services (LCS), together with local companies Villaggio Communities, John Madonna Construction and RRM Design Group, announced plans to build a 350-unit entrance fee CCRC in San Luis Obispo, California (located about halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco) as part of a $500 million mixed-use project that would cater to seniors. In addition […] The post California CCRC in the works appeared first on Dealmakers Forum and Development News.
  • Market Turmoil And The Senior Care Market

    Ben Swett
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:34 am
    With stock prices plunging, the impact on the senior care market will be mixed. Well, it’s been a rather interesting past week or so, with more volatility likely in the days ahead. But what does it all really mean, at least for the senior care market? Other than share prices tanking for the few remaining […] The post Market Turmoil And The Senior Care Market appeared first on Dealmakers Forum and Development News.
  • Recent Senior Care M&A Deals

    Ben Swett
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:33 am
    Check out our recent transactions! The post Recent Senior Care M&A Deals appeared first on Dealmakers Forum and Development News.
 
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    Palliative Care | End of Life | Death | Mourning

  • Learning to Die

    deannacochran
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:41 am
    What if we approached our inevitable death with reverence, expectation, planning, acceptance, with a burden of responsibility even to leave a gift to the ones we love of ‘how to die.’ This is not in the USA a normal reaction to someone’s dying. Would you like it to be? Does it make sense that something each one of us will definitely go through be raised in value and significance? What would that look like if we did? There are so many things that could happen in this time period if we were not so busy and applauded for fighting it. Can we stretch what is acceptable behavior…
  • What is a Cancer Coach?

    deannacochran
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:40 pm
    What drums up in your mind when you hear this? I recently met a woman who partners with women as they face and deal with their cancer diagnosis and I want you to hear what she has to share. She is a two time survivor of cancer herself, once at 28 years old and once at 40. Listen to this week’s podcast: HERE
  • Talk About Death

    deannacochran
    29 May 2015 | 6:40 am
    There is a new consciousness about death that has been sweeping the world and everyone in the “death trade” as Stephen Jenkinson calls it knows it. The ‘talk about death movement’ was ignited by the ‘Café Philosophique‘ in the 1990s in France, which inspired the ‘Café Mortal.’ Jon Underwood read about that in the paper in 2010 and walaa!, ‘Death Cafe’ was born and has been spreading like wildfire since September 2011. But that’s not all. This is a movement that is only gaining momentum. There are people creating all kinds of…
  • “I Don’t Want to Talk About It”

    deannacochran
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:53 am
    Audio Interview Not everyone wants to get on the bandwagon of exploring death and dying related topics. I know many people who don’t. Those of us who do sometimes judge those who don’t as if the ones who don’t are not as evolved, etc. I am on an exploration of why people don’t want to talk about it. My first interview is with a beautiful woman I know, Kiersten Legge, a 46 year old Pest Control Technician from the University of Texas at Austin. She has told me many times she has run from the topic her whole life and has no desire to talk about it. One day she decided to…
  • End of Life Certificate

    deannacochran
    3 Jan 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Exciting news! Quality of Life Care is incorporating ALLEGRA Learning Solution’s, Certificate in End-of-Life Care to our curriculum for our Private Mentoring Program. So you will be receiving 18 contact hours for their program AND the Accompanying the Dying Certificate. Go HERE to view the curriculum for the Certificate. The Certificate in End-of-Life Care was co-created by Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HNB-BC, RN-BC, NC-BC and Caroline Young, MPH. Both have extensive backgrounds in education and healthcare and I am excited to bring this course into the training of end of life doulas.
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    Pallimed

  • Why Haven't They Been Listening? An Interview with Zubin Damania, MD aka ZDoggMD

    Pallimed Editor
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:35 pm
    by Michael D. FratkinThe ground is shifting under our feet as our society seems finally to be looking at the nature of human mortality and the way we care for each other…or don’t…as we complete our lives. Zubin Damania, MD aka ZDoggMD is now part of that conversation since the release of “Ain’t the Way to Die” his first not-so-funny medical parody music video focused on how we so many of us die in the hospital in a not-so-funny way. A hospitalist refugee from burn-out at a big academic center, ZDogg continually reinvents himself as an “off-white rap star” with a passion for…
  • Building high quality and lasting hospice programs in rural areas

    Pallimed Editor
    24 Aug 2015 | 2:32 pm
    by John M. SaroyanVermont is the sixth smallest in area and the 2nd least populous of the fifty United States. Medicare data from 2013 show that Vermont had among the lowest hospice penetrance rates in the country along with New York, Wyoming, South and North Dakota, and Alaska. While enrollment in hospice has been associated with improved survival for CHF, colon, lung and pancreatic cancer, improved quality of care for persons dying of dementia, and improved mortality outcomes in surviving widowed spouses, I find knowledge of these research findings to be low. And while a sense of comfort…
  • The Lies of Hospice Patients

    Lizzy Miles
    20 Aug 2015 | 10:01 pm
    by Lizzy MilesHospice and palliative care professionals value honesty. We may be the only people in a patient’s life who speak openly about death and dying. There is no time left for us to speak metaphorically. We do our best to be compassionate when we are direct with our communication. In order to provide the best care possible for our patients, we have to build an open and trusting relationship with them. One might assume that since we are authentic with our patients, they are open and honest with us. We know, though, that this is not always the case. Recently, I wrote about the secrets…
  • Cases: Opioid-induced hyperalgesia

    Pallimed Editor
    10 Aug 2015 | 10:57 am
    by Jordan KeenCase:SM is a 25-year-old female with progressively worsening rhabdomyosarcoma despite multiple rounds of chemotherapy and surgery. She presented to the emergency department with worsening of her chronic tumor-related abdominal pain and new, diffuse pain of the muscles and joints. Family reported she had been experiencing episodes of confusion and hallucinations over the past week. Her home pain regimen of long-acting morphine and as needed oxycodone had been titrated aggressively over the past month in an attempt to control her pain (600mg total daily oral morphine…
  • A Palliative Review of Inside Out [Spoilers]

    Jenni Linebarger
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:54 am
    by Jenni Linebarger“… in the movie, sadness saved all their lives.”     - Jake HamiltonI heard these words from a 9-year old at the end of an NPR story on Pixar’s new film Inside Out. (Note: that the audio has more than the webpage written content.) I thought to myself: There is a movie explicitly about emotions? About the importance of what so many deem to be “negative” emotions? What?! I need to see this movie. How can this movie be used within palliative care? Such sentiments were supported further as I read stories from parents who wrote about the impact watching…
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    Aging In Place Technology Watch

  • Redfin's best cities for technology-assisted living -- you can't make this up

    Laurie Orlov
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:36 pm
    You would have to read this to believe.  RANT ON.  It pains me to actually link to the original article, because that was, of course, this real estate company’s goal – so this link is to the link that has the link.  Nela Richardson, the first chief economist with hot real estate website Redfin, has announced that cities with Uber, Rover, Porch, Instacart and CareLinx provide the most economical and 'tech-enabled' alternatives to assisted living.  How’d that get calculated, you might ask? Seniors or their caregivers "would have at least $1,500 each month to spend [after accounting…
  • Four recent technology announcements that benefit older adults

    Laurie Orlov
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:48 am
    AARP announced the launch of its AARP TEK Academy.  “This is a free, easy-to-use online classroom designed to help 50-plus Americans get the most out of technology to connect with family and friends, explore employment opportunities, access health information, enjoy entertainment and more. Located at AARPTEK.org, the site can be accessed from a variety of devices, including smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops and offers dozens of tutorials on a range of helpful topics, from social media to staying safe online. AARP TEK (which stands for Technology Education and Knowledge) launched…
  • Excess capacity in senior housing -- why won't consumers move in?

    Laurie Orlov
    14 Aug 2015 | 7:59 am
    Builders like to build – and investors like it too.  Does it surprise anyone that there may turn out to be unoccupied senior housing units in the future? That the supply may have been overbuilt for the level of future baby boomer enthusiasm for this type of housing?  "The occupancy rate for all senior housing in 31 major markets fell this spring for the second consecutive quarter." And shares "have tumbled down" in the real estate companies that, interestingly, continue to build. So what’s going on? Certainly, the old refrain of '10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day' (beginning in…
  • Listen up – will new pricing of data plans further limit seniors?

    Laurie Orlov
    9 Aug 2015 | 4:20 pm
    If you don’t like the way carriers serve older adults, just wait, it could get worse.   A few months ago we learned that carriers are pushing tablets, ha! Just as tablet sales overall are slowing. Carriers obviously read that Gartner report about slowing tablet sales -- and then 'encouraged' us to add a tablet to a plan for $10/month for up to 5GB of data. How generous. That’s not a lot of movies, maybe 2.5 hours of streaming HD per month. But what plan? How to encourage data usage with wireless data plans? No problem, those have all changed, with AT&T following T-Mobile and Verizon…
  • Pew report reveals 17 million seniors disconnected from the utility of the Internet

    Laurie Orlov
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:47 am
    First the numbers – good news, sort of. The latest in Pew posting headline in the news misleads. Period. Who’s Not Online -- about Internet adoption – reports the change in online use since the year 2000. The text works hard on enthusiasm and a bit of 'game over' in terms of saturation: 84% of adults are now online! Saturation for some groups! Considerably higher than in 2000!  Note the 'on the other hand' age-related caveat: "About four-in-ten adults ages 65 and older (39%) do not use the internet, compared with only 3% of 18- to 29-year-olds."  Education is a factor (more educated,…
 
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    Society of Certified Senior Advisors

  • When Your Adult Child Moves Back Home

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:30 am
    A tough job market, student loan repayments and high rents are forcing adult children to move back in with their parents. Experts say setting ground rules that are amenable to all will stave off problems later.Some of the tales from parents whose grown children moved back in with them can be heartbreaking and maddening. For example, a 22-year-old with a beauty-school diploma stays in bed until the afternoon, won’t help with household chores and uses her parents’ car to go out with friends. A 31-year-old lived with his parents while recuperating from surgery and refused to pay rent after…
  • Medications Can Ease the Pain of Arthritis

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:32 pm
    There is no cure for osteoarthritis, one of the most frequent causes of disability among older adults. However, both traditional and alternative medications can ease the pain of this debilitating disease that affects one-third of those over 65.Virginia, 89, can no longer open jars because of the arthritis in her hands. Even washing dishes has become too painful. She’s not alone. It is estimated that one-third of individuals age 65 and older suffer from osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis in older adults (referred to in this article as arthritis, even though there are other…
  • Finding Your Way to Safe Driving

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:14 am
    As we age, there’s no doubt that driving gets more difficult. For one, our reactions are slower, as our physical and cognitive functions decline. This comes at a time when there are more distractions and congestion on the roads. Luckily, technology offers solutions. As we age, there’s no doubt that driving gets more difficult. For one, our reactions are slower, as our physical and cognitive functions decline. This comes at a time when there are more distractions—GPS, cell phones, digital music players—and more congested roads and aggressive drivers. Many states get tough on…
  • Laugh Your Stress and Pain Away

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:06 pm
    Although the phrase “Laughter is the best medicine” has been around for a while, new research is showing it may be true. A good chortle or guffaw can reduce stress and pain, among other health benefits. You can sign up for laughter therapy and be part of a new movement to formally introduce laughter into people’s lives. Laughter has really changed my life. I feel happier and more focused about things that make me happy. It has changed me from being a serious person to a much lighter person. I also use laughter as my personal stress management therapy to keep my stress levels low,…
  • The ACA's 1332 Waivers: An Opportunity for State Innovation

    Society of Certified Senior Advisors
    5 Aug 2015 | 11:44 am
    The Affordable Care Act includes a little known provision called Section 1332 Waivers that allows individual states to waive or replace some key provisions that could change the way health care coverage is delivered. Over the next year or two you will be hearing much more about a seldom discussed provision of the Affordable Care Act, called Section 1332 Waivers, 2017 Waivers, or State Innovation Waivers. What they really are is a unique opportunity for any state to fundamentally restructure its approach to health care reform by waiving and replacing some very key…
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    Retirement - Only the Beginning

  • Retirement Checklist Revisited

    LoveBeingRetired
    25 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    Back in 2010 when I wrote my first post for Retirement – Only the Beginning I did not realistically have much of an understanding of what it meant to be retired. I knew or at least hoped I would retire sometime down the road. As for what that retired life would look like I was pretty clueless. That ultimately became the motivation for my blog – figuring out what I could do to best prepare myself to live a fulfilling meaningful retirement. And as I have reiterated in past blogs the focus of my efforts was on those many important considerations other than financial. Although money is a key…
  • Make Your Retirement Count

    LoveBeingRetired
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:35 pm
    After all the effort it takes to make it to retirement, it sure would be nice if once we arrived we could leave our troubles behind and look forward to smooth sailing and happy moments. We are done with the heavy lifting – now it’s time for us. And there is no reason not to hope for many good times as we start to navigate our second act. We have time and freedom to pursue what we really love. Ideally our health is relatively good allowing us to actively engage with the world around us. Our minds are still sharp, honed over years on the job and now free to explore new horizons. It is our…
  • Good Retirement Advice from James Dean

    LoveBeingRetired
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:19 am
    I remember James Dean from his ”Rebel without a Cause” days. Talk about the epitome of cool. Garbed in his ubiquitous leather jacket wearing that famous confident yet boyish sneer, Dean looked at the world in his own unique way. He did not allow events around him to control his life but rather dictated just how he was going to live. He chose not to let life pass him by without reaching for the most he could. In the end he pushed the envelope a bit too far. But along the way what a story! One particular quotation from him often echoes in my mind: “dream as if you will live forever, live…
  • Why Travel In Retirement

    LoveBeingRetired
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:13 pm
    We are nearing the end of another memorable trip to Switzerland. Everything to this point has been spectacular from the uncharacteristic perfect weather – a bit warm but virtually no rain or other atmospheric negatives, something the locals say is unheard of this time of the year – to the manageable crowds to the other worldly beauty everywhere we look. Looking back at the journey I want to share some highlights as well as a few pictures (I was requested by numerous readers to share some of the sights with a snapshot or two. The hard part is picking just a few): (1) Seeing the family…
  • The Journey Continues

    LoveBeingRetired
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:58 am
    Our travels continue as we work our way across Switzerland visiting some of the touristy attractions but more importantly looking for those special off the beaten path spots. In an effort to follow my flaneur tendencies upon arrival at Zermat we headed out the door – no destination in mind – turning left. We wandered a bit enjoying the surroundings when about a mile out we discovered Gornershkucht, a deep gorge carved into the landscape by the constant flow of the fast violent river it contained. White water, wild flowers galore covering nearby walls, cool mist on a hot day, what…
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    Senior Housing News

  • Editor’s Picks: Market Turmoil Hits Senior Housing, Oversupply Headwinds

    Amy Baxter
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:40 pm
    This week, our readers were hot on stock market news, and took a hard look at oversupply warnings. Readers also dove into new consolidation trends among vendors, as PS Lifestyle partners with Sodexo.  SHN Most Read  Market Turmoil Puts Senior Housing Occupancy, Cap Rates in Question—Stock market turmoil sent shockwaves around the globe, and the senior housing industry was not immune to the downturn. While U.S. markets appear to have stabilized for now, senior housing owners and operators are keeping close watch on stock prices and the effects on consumers.  Senior Housing Oversupply…
  • NHI Upheaval, Ventas Spin-Off Fuel Talk of REIT Consolidation

    Tim Mullaney
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:34 pm
    Dramatic developments over the past few weeks have redrawn the lines on the playing field for senior housing real estate investment trusts operating in the shadow of the so-called “Big Three.” While it remains to be seen which of these smaller-cap REITs gain steam and which struggle given the new normal, at least one analyst already has begun to speculate that further consolidation could be on the way, with one of the potential acquisition targets perhaps coming as a surprise. Among the big recent changes: the departure of CEO Justin Hutchens from Nashville-based National Health Investors…
  • Survey: Investors Flock to Senior Housing, Dismiss Oversupply Worries

    Kourtney Liepelt
    27 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Fears of oversupply have driven the conversation around senior housing in recent weeks, but commercial real estate professionals still believe market fundamentals are strong andfind senior housing to be a highly attractive investment, according to research findings released Thursday. The research, conducted by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC) and the National Real Estate Investor (NREI), consists of 182 surveyresponses from commercial real estate investors in the organizations’ respective databases,gathered and tabulated to provide insight on the…
  • In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (8/27/15)

    Jason Oliva
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:32 am
    (The Tower at The Buckingham – Photo courtesy of Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation) Construction: Planned Developer Planning $250 Million CCRC in Calif.  San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based general contracting firm John Madonna Construction Co. is proposing a 342-unit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) on 111 acres in the area, reports San Luis Obispo’s The Tribune. John Madonna, who bought the land in 2011, estimates the project would cost about $250 million to build. Additional development plans for 60 to 80 single-family homes, 250 rental apartments and some retail…
  • Top 5 Questions Prospects Ask Senior Living Advisors

    Amy Baxter
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Third-party senior living referral services have emerged as increasingly influential players in the sector. Providers may have mixed reactions to the growth of these companies, but it’s undeniable that having information about the interactions between third-part advisors and potential residents and their families provides a window on a crucial component of the referral ecosystem. The country’s largest referrer is A Place For Mom, where individual advisors each field up to 200 calls per month from families. APFM leaders recently talked to Senior Housing News about the top questions…
 
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    Mother In-Law Suite Floor Plans & Resources

  • Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans

    Tom Bills
    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    We have put together some Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans to help you start thinking about the best way to lay out your mother in-law suite. These are just examples, but they help to illustrate how simple and efficient design can help you keep your loved one safe and still maintain the highest level of independence possible, while at the same time adding value to your home. In Law Suite Floor Plans Each in law suite floor plan is designed around one of three different home remodeling application.If thinking about the mother in law suite or granny flat floor plan layout is a little too…
  • You Chose Your Mother In-Law Suite Floor Plans, Now what?

    Tom Bills
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:06 pm
    Buying floor plans for an in-law suite is an exciting and important first step in creating a multi-generational home. The design process is full of essential questions about what the space needs and what the space will look like. However, once the plans are in hand, the decision-making process is not over. In fact, in order to complete your vision for a complete in-law suite, the process has really just begun. Next Steps After Choosing A Floor Plan With all this, your floor plans are a comprehensive starting point. To bring the plans to fruition, however, it is critical to look into the…
  • The First Stage of Successful Aging in Place

    Tom Bills
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    Aging in place is the goal of many senior citizens. After all, very few people look forward to spending the last few days of their lives in an assisted living facility, nursing home, or hospital. However, aging in place doesn’t just happen. It must be carefully planned and arranged. The first stage of making arrangements for your loved one to remain in place as he or she ages is to look forward into the future. This might involve asking some personal questions. Your loved one may get upset with you and insist that he or she will manage just fine. Do not back off. Your loved one may not…
  • Three Steps for Successful Aging in Place

    Tom Bills
    31 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    The Parents of “Baby Boomers” are Living Longer We are living in a time where there are more elderly people around us than ever. The parents of our “baby boomers” are now living longer lives. In many cases where the care of our elderly is concerned, most would rather spend their aging years at home or “age in place”. This is a term used when referring to them living at their home of many years or in an environment not equipped for healthcare, such as assisted living and independent living facilities. Most seniors have a strong desire to remain in their…
  • Elevators for Mother In-Law Suites

    Tom Bills
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    It is becoming increasingly more popular to move in-laws into your home to ensure that they have a safe and comfortable place to live as they age. Aging loved ones who own their own home usually have accessibility issue. If they are challenged by climbing stairs, a residential elevator may be the solution to make the designated space accessible for everyone. Here are some tips that you need to address to ensure that the purchase and installation of an elevator in your home will solve the accessibility difficulty for everyone. Using an Existing Closet The perfect solution would be the use of…
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    Senior Care Corner

  • Changing Where Seniors Call Home Impacts Family Caregivers’ Lives Too

    Kathy Birkett
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:32 pm
    In the not-too-distant past, older people who lived long lives were likely to face the final years of those lives in a long term care facility. This is after they retired away from the support of close family members and were unable to remain independent in the home they had fled cold weather to establish. But things are changing. We all need some support as we age, especially as the majority of us and our senior loved ones hope to stay in our homes as long as possible. Changing the Picture Today, seniors are healthier than ever before in history as they age. They are staying active,…
  • Connected Aging: Will Technology Help Seniors Live At Home Longer?

    Kathy Birkett
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Regular followers of Senior Care Corner® know that we are advocates for technology to help seniors stay safe, healthy and happy, enabling them to age in place as long as possible. We routinely cover topics about innovations in technology that are either directly meeting the needs of our senior loved ones in their homes or indirectly meeting those needs by helping family caregivers be more effective. We recently learned about another great initiative we believe can be useful to family caregivers and the seniors they love. Staying at home seems to be everyone’s goal, at least as long as they…
  • Stretching the Dollars in Nutrition Budgets of Our Senior Loved Ones

    Kathy Birkett
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Many seniors need additional help to make ends meet when they face the rising cost of living on a fixed income. Their costs for health care, housing and medications could be squeezing their budget to the point of breaking leaving too little money for food. Do your senior loved ones face this? Would they let you know if they did? The consequences of financial instability and limited grocery buying power for many seniors trying to age in place is poor nutrition – – for some, even malnutrition. It is estimated that in 2013 there were 5.4 million seniors over the age of 60 who were…
  • Family Caregivers Seek Training in Skills Needed to Provide Care

    Kathy Birkett
    20 Aug 2015 | 11:54 am
    Family caregivers who have begun caring for their senior loved ones are being challenged by tasks that they have never done. There are things they need to do each day requiring physical strength many don’t have. There are also medically complex tasks family caregivers often just don’t have the skills to complete. Family caregivers are finding completing these tasks more difficult and frustrating than they ever thought they would be for them. They need help from others and training from healthcare professionals to meet the needs of their senior loved ones who are trying to stay…
  • State of Diabetes Care – How We Can Help Seniors Manage Theirs

    Kathy Birkett
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Our knowledge of diabetes care, risk factors and the status of diabetes treatments is updated every two years. Also tracked are the trends in diabetes care that can be used to focus our efforts toward prevention strategies. The latest Diabetes Report Card was recently published by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC’s ultimate goal is to improve medical care for those with diabetes and prevent diabetes-related deaths in the United States. Diabetes Explained Diabetes occurs when our blood sugar is high due to a failure of our bodies to make enough insulin or the…
 
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    ChangingAging.org

  • When the Tail Wags the Dog

    Margit Novack, GuestBlogger
    26 Aug 2015 | 2:47 pm
    I recently met a 76-year-old dog owner who was rejected when she applied to adopt a second "senior" dog to keep her aging pet company. This is what I call the tail wagging the dog.
  • The Eagle Has Landed

    Martin Bayne, ChangingAging Contributor
    21 Aug 2015 | 10:04 am
    Last night I scripted a new chapter in my Book of Life - waiting 13 years as a resident in Assisted Living for the opportunity to share what I had learned 40 years ago in a Buddhist monastery.
  • Finding the Right Lanes

    Dr. Bill Thomas, ChangingAging.org
    18 Aug 2015 | 10:39 am
    As we prep for the second half of the Age of Disruption Tour this October and November we're working on a three-pronged community outreach strategy to engage with local “changing aging” allies.
  • Roots, Shoots, and Fruits

    Jeanette Leardi, ChangingAging Contributor
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:44 am
    Based on the organic structure of a tree, this activity is a fun and revealing way to explore the influences and inspirations in one’s life and how they are transformed into meaningful passions and productive actions.
  • Richard Taylor’s Last Newsletter

    Kavan Peterson, Editor, ChangingAging.org
    14 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    Subscriber's to the late Richard Taylor's e-newsletter Alzheimer's From the Inside Out had the bittersweet privilege of receiving his last email yesterday with a forward from his brother Jason.
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    Concierge Care

  • Top 5 Reasons the Elderly Need Companionship

    admin
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:28 am
    Whether you are interested in hiring a professional companion or if you are hoping to spend more time with your elderly loved one, you are most definitely doing something wonderful for that aging person. Aging is difficult and a lack of companionship, friendship and bonding can take a psychological and physical toll. A person who is already getting older or may suffer from a variety of illnesses will benefit immensely from the simplest thing in the world – someone stopping in to say, “Hi!” 1. Help with cooking and nutrition Nutrition is a huge part of geriatric health. However,…
  • Do you ever ask yourself….Should my Parents be Driving?

    admin
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    There comes a time for many of us (more than ever in history, actually, as people live longer and longer) to transition from the child to the “parent” with their mother, father or both. This journey will not be easy for anyone but it will be rewarding. Along the way, there will be points at which you need to “put your foot down” or set boundaries. Freedoms like living alone, being able to work or even do certain household tasks, over time, will be denied to them. Unfortunately, elderly parents with children who are not vocal enough about safety issues often die… in house fires, from…
  • How to Step into the Caregiver Role with your Parents

    admin
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Obviously our Concierge Care team would love to step in and help with in home caregiver services right now but we know and support that this need may come in time.   Prior to that need the children of seniors can be the absolute best caregivers as long as they have the bandwidth to do it well. At some point, it is likely that your parents will need help with their daily activities. Because people are living longer and longer, adult children are becoming more and more likely to end up in a caregiver role to a parent or loved one than ever before. If this is the case for you, you should…
  • 4 Ways to Deal with Caregiver’s Guilt

    admin
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:25 am
    If you are a caregiver to an elderly loved one, let’s start by saying that you are amazing. It is a tough job and to do it with patience and grace is truly a gift to your family member or friend. Pat yourself on the back. Now, admit it. You are racked with guilt about your parent or loved one. You question every decision that you make. You lose sleep and stress yourself into body aches and migraines. OK, hopefully it is not quite that bad but caregiver’s guilt is a real phenomenon that needs to be addressed and self-care and a sense of self-worth are essential. In this article we will…
  • Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: The Basics

    admin
    14 Jul 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Alzheimer’s is tough. It is tough for your loved one. It is probably even tougher for you.  There are, however, ways to make the burden a little smaller and the emotional toll a little less devastating. While no one can tell you how exactly to deal with the disease or its effects on your family, we can give you some basic tips so that you can take the very best of your loved one possible. 1. Exercise Seniors should be exercising (link to exercise article?) and staying in shape as they age. If one lets oneself go as they age, they will likely succumb to illness, or even death, as their…
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    Freedom Home Care

  • Exercise and Physical Activity Have Similar Positive Effects in Seniors

    Freedom Home Care
    27 Aug 2015 | 2:02 pm
    As we get older, our bodies still require movement, whether we like it or not. There are plenty of ways exercise and participate in physical activity that will help improve our health and livelihood, especially for seniors. Surprisingly, there are differences between exercise and physical activity. Knowing what those differences are and how each can benefit your health can help people over the age of 60 maximize their potential when it comes to staying active. Physical activity can include things like walking, jogging, biking, hiking, climbing stairs, carrying groceries or gardening.
  • Tips To Summer Fun for Good Senior Health

    Freedom Home Care
    26 Aug 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Rita Altman, Senior Vice President of Memory Care services for Sunrise Senior Living in Pennsylvania, recently wrote for Huffington Post a list of recommendations on how to keep summertime activities safe and enjoyable for those living with memory loss, and how to achieve the best senior health during these hot months. Citing research suggesting that singing and playing music contributes to memory retention, Altman recommends playing “music from summers past” at family gatherings. And when it comes to physical activities, Rita says that those living with dementia can – and…
  • Music Therapy Shown to Have Powerful Healing Effects in Memory Care

    Freedom Home Care
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:51 am
    Freedom Home Care has noticed that over the past few years, amazing strides have been made in memory care. As the body ages, so does the mind.  Alzheimer’s is an all too familiar disease that affects the memory.  There are approximately 5.2 million people in the U.S. with Alzheimer’s. Of that number, about five million are adults aged 65 or older. Memory care can be provided in an assisted living setting or through a nursing home. As Alzheimer’s progresses, those who suffer from it usually require more assistance.  Patients may also receive services like 24 hour…
  • Promise for Senior Health in Wearable Tech

    Freedom Home Care
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:46 am
    Wearable technology is helping all of us get fitter, but it’s so far been marketed primarily to youth and people in their twenties whose lives are already well integrated with technology. Just look at ads for things like FitBit. But wearable tech has immense potential to help seniors who could do without nagging sons or daughters – or might not have anyone around to nag them. However, how likely are people over 50 to find the technology, well, wearable? A recent AARP study sought to find out. The senior advocacy group teamed up with Georgia Tech Research Institute’s HomeLab to…
  • Is Driving Cessation Really The Best Idea for Aging Seniors?

    Freedom Home Care
    17 Aug 2015 | 10:17 am
    There are plenty of studies that list the reasons why older adults are no longer behind the wheel after 65 years of age, and drivers in the U.S. beyond 65 will represent about 25 percent of the population by 2025. But according to a new study conducted by RAND (research and analysis company), the results of a number of studies based on data like miles traveled for various age groups, traffic accidents and causes and various age groups have shown to be inconclusive. With the help of information released through the Fatal Accident Reporting System and more defined parameters, it’s been…
 
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    Survive55.com: the Baby Boomer Guidebook - BLOG

  • HOW TO FINE-TUNE TIME WASTING DECISIONS

    21 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    Baby Boomers, I am going to be brutally honest with everyone today. Not that I make it a point to lie to everyone, but today I am going to cut a little deeper and open up the door to my personal life a little wider giving you a chance to make fun of my vulnerabilities if you want. You wouldn’t do that would you? I’ll start by saying that last night I was having a hard time sleeping.   After I got up from my first late night “piss” (told you I was going there) I had trouble getting back to sleep because my mind started racing about the chance to celebrate another…
  • The Man Guide

    20 Aug 2015 | 5:26 am
    Baby Boomer Yesterday I ran across the incredible poem "IF" by Rudyard Kipling and felt compelled to post it on my blog for your enjoyment.  Probably 40 years have passed since I first read that poem.  It's amazing how much more the words mean now than they did when I read them as a younger man.   In fact, in some not so small way, this epic lyric has changed my life. Today, and going forward I will heed the advice offered by Mr. Kipling. Today, and going forward I will build my life with my "worn-out tools." Today, and going forward I will be a man. So, what does it mean…
  • What IF

    19 Aug 2015 | 6:42 am
    Baby Boomers,Sometimes you find the greatest advice in the strangest of places and when you least expect itThis morning I ran across this poem by Rudyard Kipling in a little coffee shop magazine and even though I had read it many times in the past, today it "clicked."Today, and going forward I will heed his advice.Today, and going forward I will build my life with my "worn-out tools."Today, and going forward I will be a man.Won't you join me?Ifby RUDYARD KIPLINGIf you can keep your head when all about you       Are losing theirs and blaming it on…
  • HOW THE SUN SEES YOU

    14 Aug 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Baby Boomers, A few weeks ago I posted a blog about preventing heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Hopefully, everyone took heed and are following the proper steps to stay healthy this summer.  In that article I asked everyone to wear a hat, loose fitting clothing and put on plenty of sunscreen when out in the sun. A few weeks before that, I posted an article on preventing sunburn.  Why all this caution about being out in the sun?  Because it's Summer people and it's 100 degrees outside and folks our age are forgetful and we have…
  • Humility and Growing Older

    12 Aug 2015 | 7:18 am
    Baby Boomers...................... Face it, we are getting older. Our eyesight isn't what it was.  What's that you say? Our backs hurt. Our hands hurt. Our feet hurt. We are not as strong nor agile as we once were. We forget things.  We lose things.  We drop things.  We fall down. Our “naughty bits” don’t work like they used to. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Do you ever get tired of the world telling you how broken down and dysfunctional you have become in your advancing years? You need suspenders to hold up your pants.  You need ergonomic gloves to…
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    Senior Travel, Womens Forum, Grandchildren, Retirement | Sixty and Me

  • What’s Different (or the Same) About Love and Sex After 60? (Video)

    Margaret Manning
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:10 pm
    Is sex after 60 really better than ever? Or, does Hollywood have it right when they portray sex as a young person’s game? In this interview, I talk with dating coach, Lisa Copeland about love and sex after 60. 90% of our Boomerly members believe that it is possible to find love after 50. Watch the video and find out whether my guest believes that this is a true perception or not...Read More
  • Meryl Streep Knows that Money Can’t Buy Happiness

    Margaret Manning
    29 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Every day, it seems like another famous actor, musician or sports star declares bankruptcy. A few of the most famous examples include Kim Basinger, Billy Joel and Nicolas Cage. More recently, famous rapper, 50 cent, threw in the towel and admitted that his debts had become too much to handle. With so many financial horror stories appearing in the press on a regular basis, it’s great to hear when a celebrity actually knows how to take care of her money. One such actress is Meryl Streep...Read More
  • How to Start Running After 60 in 6 Easy Steps

    Perley-Ann Friedman
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:10 pm
    So you’ve decided to start running. I’m assuming you’re in good physical condition and injury free. Running is an excellent choice as it is one of the best cardio exercises for burning calories and strengthening the heart. You’re aware that other women over 60 are running and that they all have good things to say about how they’ve improved their physical and mental health. Bravo to you for listening to us! What do you do?Read More
  • Celebrity Makeup Tips for Older Women – The Secrets of Aging Skin (Video)

    Margaret Manning
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Ariane Poole is an amazingly talented makeup artist. Over the years, she has worked with dozens of celebrities and even royalty. Now, she is ready to share some of her celebrity makeup tips for older women! Specifically, in this interview, we sat down to discuss how to get the most from your aging skin...Read More
  • This Picture of Helen Mirren on the Subway Will Make You Love Her Even More

    Margaret Manning
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:10 pm
    I’m not a big fan of celebrity watching. Whenever I happen to be sitting across from someone famous at a restaurant, I pretend not to notice. After all, they deserve their privacy. All that said, I was still happy when I saw this picture of Helen Mirren riding the subway...Read More
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    Financial Engines

  • 401(k) Tutorial: Easy Investing Tips to Put Your Money to Work

    Jennifer Carole
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:06 am
    If you’re eligible for Financial Engines, you have access to investment help – starting right now. This tutorial provides you with easy steps so you can start taking action. We encourage you to visit your Financial Engines account and start using our advice to help grow your retirement savings. Getting Started: Make Sure Your Money is Invested So often, people contribute to their 401(k) but then they stall out when it comes to investing it. Your 401(k) account lets you choose from several investment options offered by your plan. You’ll see your choices when you go to your…
  • Our Perspective on the Recent Market Volatility

    Mike Jurs
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:34 pm
    After an extended period of relatively calm trading, U.S. equity markets dropped sharply last week with the S&P 500 retreating 5.8%.  On Monday, global markets plunged sharply again before rebounding from the morning lows. Taking a longer view, the S&P 500 is down slightly from where it was 12 months ago.  International equity markets, particularly Asia, and most commodities also participated in the recent decline.  Coming after a period of unusually low volatility, the sudden shift in market sentiment caught many investors by surprise. In reaction to the stress in equity markets,…
  • Financial Engines Named to FORTUNE’S 19th Annual Fastest Growing Companies List

    Mike Jurs
    24 Aug 2015 | 6:06 am
    Financial Engines made the FORTUNE list of fastest growing companies for 2015 and we couldn’t be more proud. The list has been around for almost two decades and includes companies with the best track record of growth in any given year.  Here’s the full list of top 100 companies. Thank you to our amazing customers, employees and plan sponsors and providers, who have worked with us to make this recognition possible! Filed under: Company News Tagged: 2015, August, Companies, Fastest, Fortune, honor, List
  • College Savings vs. My Retirement Savings. Where Should I Invest?

    Jennifer Carole
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:05 am
    I just wrapped up my annual call with my financial advisor. He’s been tremendously valuable in helping me plan for my future retirement, my mom’s current retirement and my daughter’s financial future – including college! I honestly don’t know what I would do without him. But today, for the first time, his advice really challenged me. I’ve been lucky enough to refinance my home, so I have some “extra” money I thought I should immediately send to my daughter’s college savings account. But he stopped me in my tracks. He emphasized that my…
  • Social Security Turns 80! [Infographic]

    Mike Jurs
    13 Aug 2015 | 12:05 am
    On Aug. 14, 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law. In his presidential statement, he wrote: “It is, in short, a law that will take care of human needs and at the same time provide the United States an economic structure of vastly greater soundness.” That it has. The landmark legislation has evolved significantly over the years to provide benefits to Americans in need. For retirement benefits alone, Social Security is a huge piece of income for many Americans. In 2014, 52% of married couples and 74% of unmarried people received 50% or more of their…
 
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    The Senior List

  • 5 Terrific Mobile Apps for Seniors

    Amie
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:36 am
    Many people think of technology as the territory of the young, and that’s too bad. Technology can benefit older adults in countless and sometimes surprising ways. For example, Speaking Exchange... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What Is A Medical Alert System?

    TimOnTech
    23 Aug 2015 | 10:19 am
    We do so many articles, posts, and reviews of the latest medical alert systems that we thought we’d take a step backwards and cover the basics.  Many people don’t even understand what a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Hospice Pet Therapy Provides Relief

    Amie
    22 Aug 2015 | 12:50 pm
    You don’t need to look to far to find unsung hero’s in nursing homes, retirement communities and even personal residences today.  They’re called caregivers and they come in all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Finding The Right Medical Alert System

    TimOnTech
    22 Aug 2015 | 11:21 am
    Finding the right medical alert system can be tough.  It requires time, patience and a good deal of research.  Many of you come to The Senior List® to find answers to your medical alert system... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 10% Of Americans Aren’t Saving For Retirement

    TimOnTech
    20 Aug 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Bankrate.com has just released alarming survey data suggesting that 10% of Americans aren’t saving for retirement.  As if 10% wasn’t alarming enough (in an improving economy), the number... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    InnovAge

  • How Maureen’s Situation Led Her to Help Others

    InnovAge
    27 Aug 2015 | 7:20 am
    It’s tough to share your own caregiver experience. It’s heartbreaking and uplifting. It’s the hardest work and the most rewarding. It’s emotional. That’s why we’re so grateful InnovAge’s President and CEO Maureen Hewitt shared her story.    Filed under: Aging, Care… Continue reading →
  • People with Alzheimer’s Love Life? You Bet!

    InnovAge
    26 Aug 2015 | 7:10 am
    We feel this is something we’ve known all along: people with Alzheimer’s enjoy life. Just last week we had a luau at the InnovAge Johnson Adult Day Program, for people with Alzheimer’s. And everyone had a great time.Filed under: Alzheimer's… Continue reading →
  • Caregivers Provide $450B Free Care

    InnovAge
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:05 am
    Did you know caregivers provide approximately $450 billion in free care to friends and family each year? This care coordination ranges from buying groceries to arranging doctor appointments to medical care. InnovAge’s Epi Mazzei, RN, and Chief Medical Officer Dr.… Continue reading →
  • Age Bows to Models

    InnovAge
    19 Aug 2015 | 7:44 am
    A great post from BuzzFeed about older fashion models who continue to bring it! Love. It!                 This blog is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for… Continue reading →
  • Puts Our Workout to Shame

    InnovAge
    15 Aug 2015 | 9:33 am
    What an inspiration at the World Masters Athletics Championships! Octogenarians seriously taking track and field to new levels.      This blog is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.… Continue reading →
 
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    canadadrugpharmacy.com

  • Learn From the 10 Healthiest Cities in Canada

    Canada Drug Pharmacy
    19 Aug 2015 | 3:18 pm
    No matter where you live, achieving good health is always a process. In Canada, we enjoy the facilities, health and fitness experts, and often the surroundings we need to improve our health. A lot of health improvement begins with learning – both by ourselves and with others. We need to learn what diet and activity works best for us, and what areas we need help or accountability with. One way to learn is to look at examples and see how we can adopt health benefits into our own lifestyles. An extensive 2015 study that reviewed and ranked the top 10 best and worst cities to live in Canada.
  • BC Day 2015 is finally here

    Canada Drug Pharmacy
    31 Jul 2015 | 12:51 pm
    In British Columbia, Canada, the first Monday of August is a provincial holiday called BC Day. It’s always a great chance for BC residents to get to enjoy outdoor activities in the nice weather. As the province on the western coast of Canada, British Columbia boasts Pacific Ocean views, numerous local mountains for outdoor sports and leisure activities, and Vancouver Island getaways. History of BC British Columbia was home to a variety of indigenous First Nations groups prior to any European contact. The First Nations tribes spoke over 30 languages and existed in communities along the…
  • Research Links Air Pollution During Rush-Hour Traffic to Heart Disease

    Echo Quan
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:40 am
    Professor Robert Storey, a corresponding author for a paper published in the European Society of Cardiology, reports that air pollution is a pervasive environmental risk factor that poses enormous global health threats. He and fellow European Society of Cardiology members reveal that air pollution causes over 3 million worldwide deaths annually. They advise heart disease patients and those at risk of developing this major killer to avoid spending time outdoors in rush-hour traffic. These experts also advocate decreasing fossil fuel usage to protect the public’s health. Identifying the…
  • Survey Advises Weight-Loss Treatments for 65 Percent of Americans

    Echo Quan
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:56 am
    America’s obesity epidemic ranks as one of the worst in the world. Using 2007 to 2012 data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, a recent study estimated the staggering proportions of adults that the 2013 Obesity Guidelines recommend for various weight-loss treatments. Now, health care providers can suggest effective and practical therapies for obese patients to drop extra pounds while improving their overall health. Guidelines Offer Hope to Millions Researchers report that an estimated 140 million adult Americans, or around 65 percent of the population, need behavioral…
  • Study Links Chronic Back Pain to Smoking

    Echo Quan
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:13 am
    Back pain continues to be a common complaint nationwide, afflicting eight of every 10 Americans within their lifetimes. The American Chiropractic Association reports that this debilitating condition is the top sick day cause. Ranking second among doctor visit ailments, Americans spend over $50 billion per year to find reprieves from pain. A recent study discovered that smokers have a triple chance of developing relentless back pain, compared to subjects who abstained. Smoking-Related Brain Activity Leads to Pain Northwestern Medicine’s lead study author Bogdan Petre found that smoking…
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