Seniors

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What’s Inside You Matters More Than You Know

Click on the photo above to hear why it’s so important for more people to make it known to their families that they have registered and desire to leave their recyclable parts behind when they die. There’s no age limit to donation or to signing up. People in their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond have been both organ donors and organ […]

Riding High on the Waves

The leading edge of a wave foams irregularly across a smooth sandy shore. Obeying irresistible forces, it returns to the deep, leaving only a dark line of dampness to show the limits of its reach and the scattered remnants of what it picked up on the journey, but couldn’t carry back. Just like the process of aging. On my 71st […]

Where Does Change Begin?

Does innovation begin in the mind and subsequent actions of an individual? In a competitive corporate think tank? In the halls of Congress? Maybe in a combination of all three, and maybe in that order.  Here’s the headline that caused the stock market plunge this week: Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Team Up to Change Healthcare Costs  (Select gold link for […]

Turn, Turn, Turn Till You Come Round Right

‘Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gained, To bow and to bend we shan’t be ashamed, To turn, turn will […]

The Things We Notice at Thanksgiving

Here’s information to debunk the old tale that eating turkey at Thanksgiving makes you drowsy. There are, however, other changes in behavior that you may want to pay attention to when getting together with parents and other elders during the holidays. These behaviors should prompt us to react with discretion and good judgement. Forgetfulness Confusion Neglect of physical appearance or basic […]

Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me….

In the largest survey of long-term and residential care providers to date, responses received by LeadingAge from 689 providers revealed: High levels of caregiver vacancy rates in assisted living and nursing homes Major problems finding applicants and qualifed caregivers Signifcant wage disparity between people working as trained personal caregivers and unskilled entry level workers taking jobs at gas stations, big-box stores, […]