The abandonment of residents at two Santa Rosa senior homes during the October 2017 wildfires has fueled new legislation from state Sen. Bill Dodd that would broaden the potential civil liability for caretakers who desert their senior patients.Read More
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Our current system continues to portray people ages 62-65 as old and less capable. It’s the foundation for ageism and one of the key reasons that it is harder to find work after age 50.Read More
A Report From the California Task Force on Family Caregiving.Read More
The symptoms can sometimes be tricky to spot. Here’s what you need to know.Read More
Two Key Votes on Promoting Affordability. All San Francisco politicians claim to support building more housing. But some also work against that goal.Read More
Many older Americans are not receiving at home the long-term services and supports that they desperately need, and this failure is fueling more premature admissions into nursing homes.Read More
A bold set of recommendations to eliminate the projected shortfall of health providers the state is expected to face in the field of primary care by 2030.Read More
Malnutrition in older adults is becoming a crisis in America – not just CaliforniaRead More
When my dad died unexpectedly, my mom’s world turned upside down. She lost her medical insurance and his pension and found herself living on the lowest level of Social Security, becoming “poor” overnight. This is all too common today for the elderly living in California and unable to make ends meet. My mom was lucky because she had me to help her, but many seniors don’t.Read More
Home-share programs match two generations facing loneliness and high housing costs.Read More
Two studies, one issued by the Commonwealth Fund and one by the congressional Joint Economic Committee, show the difficulty long-term services and supports costs pose for older people and their families now and how these costs likely will increase for the future as informal, unpaid family caregiving becomes less available.Read More
Two-thirds of Medicare recipients may not benefit from the federal government’s recent policy change allowing Medicare Advantage plans to cover long-term services and supports, according to a new analysis of Medicare data by the Commonwealth Fund.Read More
When Kaye Crawford spoke at the wake of friend Darrin Heiden in 2014, she talked about the fact that Heiden was “another statistic of a gay man who found himself without a home as he grew older.”Read More
Two-thirds of older adults living in the community use some degree of LTSS. Reliance on assistive devices and environmental modifications is high; however many adults, particularly dual-eligible beneficiaries, experience adverse consequences of not receiving care.Read More
Isolation is an issue for many seniors, especially in rural places. It can lead to loneliness, which many experts consider a serious public health issue. That’s where Kitty Gee comes in.Read More
“Everywhere we go anywhere in the state, when we talk to health care providers and aging service providers, the number one concern that’s keeping them up at night is staffing. 100 percent.”Read More
The young aren’t sure what’s right and what’s rumor about the old and the aging process, according to a survey.Read More
Bev Nance, 68, and Mary Walsh, 72, were denied an apartment in Missouri’s Friendship Village because their marriage is not “understood in the Bible.”Read More
At 62, Susan uses Botox and filler to hide the signs of aging and takes her birthday off from work each year to avoid being asked the question of how old she is. Susan is an executive in the fashion industry. Looks matter. Age matters. That’s the double whammy: ageism and sexism.Read More
UC San Diego Health has opened a new senior emergency department, complete with a team trained in geriatric medicine and senior-friendly architectural design.Read More
Santa unpacked a bag full of smart technology at The Cardinal at North Hills’ recent holiday party. K4Connect CEO Scott Moody, dressed as the legendary figure, passed out Echo Dot devices Dec. 19 to residents of the Raleigh, NC, Kisco Senior Living life plan community as part of its expanded partnership with the operator.Read More
A significant number of hard-working Americans have no problem with the decision and look forward to the long-awaited gift of freedom with no commute or workplace hassles. But that’s not the case for all.Read More
Medicaid, the provider of health insurance coverage for about one in five Americans and the largest payer for long-term care services in the community and nursing homes, continues to be a key part of health policy debates at the federal and state level.Read More
Pull the headset over your eyes and the world around you fades. You have become 66-year-old Clay Crowder, and you are dying.Read More
JoAnna and Ken Allen wanted to relocate from suburban Baltimore to the East Bay to be closer to their children and grandchildren, but JoAnna was reluctant to give up the friends and activities she had established after 45 years in Maryland.Read More
Earthquakes, floods, mega-fires, a recession and other unforeseen events can disrupt the best-laid plans of any California governor. Potential disasters aside, Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom should hit the ground running.Read More
Loneliness undermines health and is linked to early mortality—and baby boomers are especially feeling the effectsRead More
It was early in their courtship seven years ago when Manuel Villanueva warned his now-husband, “I come as a package of three.” The other parts of that deal: his father, and his mother.Read More
With our governor chosen, one issue that has not received nearly enough attention during the campaign is our state’s aging population and its associated challenges.Read More
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