The Changing Long-Term Care Market

The past week, I attended the #NICForum18 in Dallas. Everywhere I turned there were nursing home and assisted living operators, investors, and owners.

The topics circled around Medicare, health care services, joint partnerships, and bundled...

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Do the Single and Aging Have Different Needs than the Partnered Aging?

It's a rhetorical question.

If you ask members in the Elder Orphan Facebook group, you'll likely hear, "Duh, of course, the single and unassisted older individuals have very different needs than the married or unmarried with adult children.

The...

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How the Public Views Aging in America

Experts in the aging industry know that growing older is normal. It is not a disease nor is it a decline. It means that older adults have an opportunity to age with grace, remain healthy and vibrant, and stay independent and function well while...

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Real Expressions of People Aging Alone

The awareness of “aging alone” and its potential issues began after my parents’ passing. At the time, I had been a family caregiver to both, my Mother and Father. He lived with Alzheimer’s Disease and Mother lived with a...

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When Growing Older, Make Sure You Have Purpose

Intention with purpose:

It’s a way to be in the world, living life, on your terms.

Even after retiring from a job, raising a family, earning one or several degrees, and moving into a lifestyle that suits a kick-back perspective, older adults...

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Geriatrician Research Uncovers Aging Alone Requirements

Dr. Maria Carney, a geriatric and palliative care physician, whose research inspired the term "elder orphan," will be our first guest expert to join the group and answer questions that you have about aging single (aging alone.) 

The research...

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