Tag Archive | "Elder Care"


Adult Children Discuss the Trials of Caring for Their Aging Parents

I am 39 years old. I had to care for my father, who passed from cancer in 2019; my mother, who passed in November 2021 from cancer; and since my mother’s passing, I have inherited the care of my grandmother.

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Why Long-Term Care Insurance Falls Short for So Many

The private insurance market has proved wildly inadequate in providing financial security for most of the millions of older Americans who might need home health aides, assisted living, or other types of assistance with daily living. 

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Who Will Care for Older Adults? We’ve Plenty of Know-How but Too Few Specialists

Thirty-five years ago, Jerry Gurwitz was among the first physicians in the United States to be credentialed as a geriatrician — a doctor who specializes in the care of older adults.

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Facing Financial Ruin As Costs Soar For Elder Long-term Care

Feylyn Lewis, 35, sacrificed a promising career as a research director in England to return home to Nashville after her mother had a debilitating stroke. They ran up $15,000 in medical and credit card debt while she took on the role of caretaker.

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Does Your State Pay Family And Friends To Be Caregivers?

On Oct. 12, my Massachusetts State Senator invited me to testify on legislation she filed to allow spouses to be paid caregivers for the elderly and disabled in the Medicaid program.

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A New Medicare Proposal Would Cover Training For Family Caregivers

Even with extensive caregiving experience, Patti LaFleur was unprepared for the crisis that hit in April 2021, when her mother, Linda LaTurner, fell out of a chair and broke her hip.

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