According to the National Council on Aging, approximately 10% of adults over age 65 have experienced some form of elder abuse. Elder abuse includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, abandonment, and financial abuse.
You’ve had “the conversation” with your aging parents and they’ve made it very clear that they want to age in place. As time goes by, however, you notice that they’re having increasing difficulty with some basic activities – meal preparation,
As the aging population continues to grow in the U.S., more and more families are in the position of having to work together in the care of their aging loved ones. At first glance, this would seem to reduce stress as care responsibilities are shared
Of the more than 34.2 million Americans who are providing care for an aging loved one, 15% of them live at least an hour away from that family member, according to the National Institute on Aging. This can present a significant burden to the
I'm pleased to share this guest blog with you this month. It's written by David Solie, an author, educator and thought leader on the psychology of aging. Older adults have a deep resistance to having conversations with their
In a recent survey, nearly 90% of seniors said they preferred to “age in place,” living in their own homes. Although family members and loved ones want to respect their wishes, there can be real risks associated with independent senior living.