Aging Solo: Planning For Aging On Your Own
October 26, 2023
A recent national survey of older adults living alone, conducted by AARP, found both good and not-so-good news when it comes to seniors aging “solo.” About 10% of the US population over age 50 are “solo agers” and for women over age 75, that number jumps to 42%. It’s a…
Rules And Relationships: Which Siblings Should Care For Aging Parents?
February 22, 2023
Rosalyn Carter, wife of former President Jimmy Carter, has spent decades advocating on behalf of family caregivers. She is credited with stating one of the essential truths about caregiving today: “There are only four kinds of people in the world. Those who have been caregivers. Those who are currently caregivers….
Skill Set: Can You Still Handle The Practical Activities Of Daily Living?
March 30, 2022
Intuitively, you likely know what the essential skills are for living independently and on your own in the community: You need to be able to walk (or otherwise get around your environment), eat, and toilet yourself. You also need to be able to obtain and prepare food, keep yourself and…
Homebound: Challenges & Supports As You Age In Place
March 24, 2022
It’s likely you’ve heard the phrase “It takes a village” when it comes to raising children. But for those of us going through “aging in place” (either for ourselves or our loved ones) we know it often takes a village to provide support and services to older adults living in…
Parent Care: Supporting Aging Parents Now
May 19, 2021
No doubt if you and your loved ones have been fully vaccinated, chances are the in-person visits have resumed. And while there may be nothing better than an in-person hug and intimate gathering, the reality is that being together again may also reveal what’s been lost during the separation. Whether…
Safe House: Where Will You Be Happiest Living Going Forward?
April 21, 2021
As we’ve previously highlighted in agebuzz, the pandemic has led many of us to consider, and reconsider, our current housing arrangements and what we may need and want going forward. It’s not just a matter of choosing an individual house, apartment, or senior living arrangement. It’s also a matter of…