Two million to three million elderly parents had their identities stolen between 2006 and 2010 by a younger family member for fraudulent reasons including opening lines of credit, according to a new study.
The federal government threw in the towel on creating a public option for long-term care coverage last week, and that would seem to be definitive for now.
As a state-appointed consumer advocate overseeing complaints about Florida’s long-term care industry, Brian Lee became curious about corporate ownership earlier this year. He sent nearly 700 letters to every nursing home in the state requesting information about which entities owned which facilities.
Less than two decades ago, Meryl Comer and her husband Dr. Harvey Gralnick embodied the American Dream: He was a physician, while she had built a career as an Emmy-winning reporter, producer and broadcast journalist. Everything looked perfectly in place for their careers to soar, their nest egg to grow.
It’s rare to find a person over 20 in the U.S. who’s not familiar with the expression “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.”
The following is a guest post by Brad Allen. The opinions expressed are his own.
Those Golden Girls may have been on to something. Alternative living arrangements — like the group house featured in the popular 80’s sitcom — are gaining steam among retired women, affording them a higher standard of living, in-home support services and companionship while aging in place.
Long before the phrase “sandwich generation” took hold, seniors in declining health turned to children or other relatives for essential tasks such as cleaning, grocery shopping, doing laundry or driving to doctors’ appointments. Now, a growing number of families put a price on such devotion though caregiver contracts.