Places to go to learn the aging market

The Low Down on Elder Care Costs

The global population will shift from young to old in 2017. At that time, there will be more people over the age of 65 on this planet than younger ones under six years old.  It's never happened before, ever. ...more

The Growing Costs of Long-Term Care


How to Select an Assisted Living Floor Plan

 What is an Assisted Living Facility?In short, it's housing that provides long-term senior care options for personal care services like meals, bathing, dressing, transportation and medication management. ...more

What are Activities of Daily Living?

What are Activities of Daily Living?...more

Long-Term Care Experts Say Americans Deny Aging

If asked, "How many Americans will need long-term care as they grow older?" How would you answer? Most people respond, "Probably 25 percent."Long-term Care research like the Inquiry Journal tells us that 7 out of 10 Americans will need care services for at least three years after the age of 65. While another study by Genworth shows that 63% of all Americans don't believe they will ever need care, at all. Ever. But that's not true as the researchers from the Inquiry found. ...more

Tips for Male Caregivers

The National Alliance for Caregiving published a study 2009 that showed men made up about one-third of all caregivers.  However, in 2012 Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project reports that men now comprise 45 percent of all family caregivers in the nation. ...more

Facts on Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease made it to the Oscars!I'm really grateful for the exposure and the awareness the dreaded disease will receive from the Oscar winnings! It's horrifying to all families and especially for those living with the illness. My dad lived with dementia. So, seeing Still Alice felt very familiar and it illustrated closely what our family lived through. Moore says she's grateful to have the opportunity to bring awareness to the disease, especially from the perspective of the one diagnosed with Alzheimer's. ...more
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Ask These before Hiring a Caregiver

Family caregivers must know how to hire a care agency and a private caregiver. After learning the questions to ask, you must research the ratings and data created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. It’s designed to keep your loved ones safe.  States do not require home care agencies to obtain a license or a certificate. But if a home care agency offers nursing care, the agency has laws, regulations, and  compliance guidelines to follow. ...more
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Where Seniors Choose to Age

Senior citizens want to live at home even as they get older. And in today’s world, in-home care agencies can make it easier for an older adult to age in place. AARP confirms this fact. They found that over 89 percent of adults prefer living at home over assisted living and nursing homes.   AARP confirms this fact. They found that over 89 percent of adults prefer living at home over assisted living and nursing homes.   ...more