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, […]

The Missing Middle

Stuck in the Middle I paid for my post-high school education with scholarships, part time work and student loans. I maintained full-time employment for forty-two years after graduation, during which I lived within my means. Together with my husband, we made decent savings and investment decisions that have allowed us to retire, not wealthy, but comfortable. Definitely middle class. Yet […]