Necessary RestAging

Necessary Rest

Respite care eases the burdens on caregivers By Kevin Sterne Caring for an aging parent can be physically and mentally demanding,…

Changing the Culture of AgingAging

Changing the Culture of Aging

Resident-centered care aims to meet the needs of individuals By Rhonda Alexander What would you like to do today? It seems like…

POLST Orders Help Patients Advocate for Their End-of-Life CareAging

POLST Orders Help Patients Advocate for Their End-of-Life Care

By Laura Drucker My grandfather did not want to die. From hospital to home, back to hospital and finally to…

Good hearing essential to physical and emotional well-beingAging

Good hearing essential to physical and emotional well-being

Harvard Health Blog By Charlotte S. Yeh, M.D. For many years, it was clear that my father was becoming hard…

Care Quandary: Quality Rating Systems Can Help You Make the Best DecisionsAging

Care Quandary: Quality Rating Systems Can Help You Make the Best Decisions

By Nancy Maes When your aging parent or loved one starts forgetting to take medications, lets unopened bills pile up, becomes…

How to ease the transition when you move to assisted livingAging

How to ease the transition when you move to assisted living

Harvard Health Letter Moving from your own home to an assisted living facility can present some emotional and logistical challenges.…

Annuities that pay off for the sickAging

Annuities that pay off for the sick

By Eleanor Laise, Kiplinger Retirement Report The vast majority of seniors don’t have long-term-care insurance. For all but the wealthiest,…

How to get insurance if you can’t workAging

How to get insurance if you can’t work

By Christopher J. Gearon, Kiplinger’s Retirement Report As you approach your final 10 or so years of work, did you…

Decline in dementia rate offers ‘cautious hope’Aging

Decline in dementia rate offers ‘cautious hope’

By Beverly Merz Harvard Health Blog According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2015 Facts and Figures sheet: “The number of Americans…

5 smart ways to cut health care costs in retirementAging

5 smart ways to cut health care costs in retirement

By Kimberly Lankford, Kiplinger Personal Finance Q: I’m about to sign up for Medicare, and I know there are gaps…