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Elderly Care

The Job Nobody Sees Coming

Aileen Clancy Ruess | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty
Aileen Clancy Ruess

Caregiving is a worthy endeavor. There is no greater joy than to serve another. Even if it involves taking care of one from a not-so-great past relationship. All families have issues. This is an opportunity to forgive and make it right.

Our Job Is to Enable Well-Being

Robyn Stone | Posted 11.18.2014 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

We're literally taking a page out of Gawande's book by recognizing that our real job is not just to put a roof over the heads of our older citizens.

5 Reasons the Senior Crowd is the It Crowd

Cindy Brandt | Posted 11.04.2014 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Not to be Negative Nelly, but the honest truth is that life is hard. Nobody lives through decades of life and not have weathered some severe storms.

What We Can Learn From Taiwan About Aging

Robyn Stone | Posted 10.07.2014 | Fifty
Robyn Stone

Imagine how exciting it would be to design a whole new system of care for older adults -- entirely from scratch. You'd be working with a clean slate, unencumbered by the temptation to retain old ways of operating, simply because 'we've always done it this way.'

FOX 13 NEWS Video

The Huffington Post | Amory Blaine | Posted 10.02.2014 | Training

Dee and Gordon Head had been sleeping in their car with their three dogs when what some may consider divine intervention knocked on their window. ...

Homeless Elderly Couple Sleeping In Car Gets Help From 'Angels'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact

Dee and Gordon Head had been sleeping in their car with their three dogs when what some may consider divine intervention knocked on their window. ...

Could A Caregiver Corps Solve the Caregiving Shortage?

Hilary Young | Posted 11.09.2014 | Fifty
Hilary Young

Aging in place has become an important part of aging in America. Whether due to the struggling economy, comfort or deeper personal reasons, people simply do not want to spend their later years in nursing homes or assisted living facilities; they prefer to grow old in their own homes, usually with the help of their grown children.

Women Victorious In U.S. Supreme Court's Harris V. Quinn

Julie Gunlock | Posted 09.14.2014 | Women
Julie Gunlock

Women just scored a significant victory in the U.S. Supreme Court. In Harris v. Quinn, decided just last month, the Supreme Court declared that childcare providers and personal care aids (PCAs attend to hygiene, housekeeping, and meal preparation for the elderly and infirm) are not required to unionize.

California Ranks 9th in the Country in LTSS 50-state Scorecard

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 09.09.2014 | Los Angeles
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

A newly released scorecard by the AARP Policy Institute, with support from The SCAN Foundation and The Commonwealth Fund, ranks states on how well each delivers long-term services and supports to older adults and people with disabilities.

The 6 Robots That Will Wash And Feed Us When We're Old

The Huffington Post | Nicole Edine | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology

Between 2012 and 2050, the number of Americans age 65 or older is predicted to nearly double from 43.1 million to 83.7 million, according to a U.S. Ce...

Why I Used a Sticker Chart to Motivate My Mom to Move

Kristen Hansen Brakeman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristen Hansen Brakeman

There's this hopeful part of me that imagines her embracing her new exercise routine, doing more and more laps each day, getting so strong that she's even able to cast her walker aside in favor of a cane.

14 Beautiful Sketches To Challenge Your Perception Of Elderly Care

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.07.2014 | Arts

Artist Alice Moloney spent a week with the residents of Newent House, an elderly day center situated in a suburb of London. During that time, she not ...

Seniors and Technology -- Bridging the Years and Miles

Jason P. Stadtlander | Posted 04.09.2014 | Fifty
Jason P. Stadtlander

Many elders have a lot of time on their hands and would treasure being able to be the glue that can bind the family back together, but we as their children and grandchildren need to find ways to make it easier for them to do so.

Step by Step: An Old Man and His Wisdom

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

Not long after that, hospice cars and family cars lined the street outside the doctor's home. I heard from a neighbor that the doctor died in his sleep. The news that he died peacefully didn't surprise me. With his ability to be kind and joyful despite pain, I figured he had already arrived wherever it was he was wanting to go.

The Global Threat of Alzheimer's Disease: Readying Nations for the Challenge

Murali Doraiswamy | Posted 03.25.2014 | World
Murali Doraiswamy

If the status quo continues, the total cases worldwide are expected to rise to 135 million by 2050. The biggest increase will occur in low and middle income countries as their elderly populations surge in numbers.

The "Golden" Years

Kimberly Iverson | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Kimberly Iverson

They are our current generation of American seniors. They've reached what should be the "Golden Years" of life, yet are often unable to experience the favored years they fought so hard to achieve.

New Technology Helps With Eldercare -- It's Not Just Robots

Joan Gage | Posted 11.07.2013 | Fifty
Joan Gage

It's reassuring to know that new technical tools are being developed to aid us senior citizens. I've never played a video game in my life, but I reckon it's time to learn. It's certainly better than ending my days telling my life story to a robot that looks like a baby seal.

How Children and the Elderly Enrich Each Other's Lives

Frida Berrigan | Posted 11.27.2013 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

In a society that has no place for older people and treats aging like a long and unpleasant illness instead of a natural part of life, that feeling of purpose and belonging is rare, treasured and life-affirming.

Laurie Udesky

The Elderly Confront Foreclosure Crisis Where They Least Expect It

HuffingtonPost.com | Laurie Udesky | Posted 07.10.2013 | Business

This article was made possible with support from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Richard Miller had been living in his second-floor San Fr...

How Do Physicians and Non-Physicians Want to Die?

Lisa Wade | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Wade

The paradox, then -- the fact that people want to be actively saved if they are near or at the moment of death, but also want to die peacefully -- seems to be rooted in a pretty profound medical illiteracy.

A New Hub for Family Caregivers

Judy Santamaria | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Judy Santamaria

Most people find it comforting to know that, as technology improves, more and more illnesses and conditions can be managed outside a hospital or nursing home setting, and that they can remain in their homes for a longer period of time.

Assistive Technologies That Help Elderly Seniors Stay at Home

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.14.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you're worrying about your mom falling and needing help, one of the most frequently used products over the years for seniors living alone is a medical alert device -- also known as a personal emergency response system, or PERS.

State's Elderly Home Care Program Almost Out Of Money

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2013 | Chicago

By James B. Kelleher CHICAGO, March 8 (Reuters) - Illinois warned that it will run out of money next week to pay for a program that al...

Happy to 102: An Interview with Ephraim Engleman

Lily Sarafan | Posted 05.06.2013 | Fifty
Lily Sarafan

The last surviving member of the Stanford class of 1933, Dr. Ephraim Engleman, is turning 102 in a few weeks. He serves as a shining example of healthy longevity -- he continues to work part-time and has no intention of retiring.

The Place That Haunts Me

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

"She's dead," my grandmother tells me with a clear look of disdain -- like someone should have seen to it that she was disposed of long ago. "Just no one has told her so."