Participants from over 80 state agencies and service organizations were not only discussing possible scenarios in which immediate action to save lives would be necessary, but making sure 2-1-1 was ready to handle the thousands of expected calls from people reporting power outages and flood damage and requesting emergency services.
Betsy McCann and her husband, Jim Forbes, often worried that his mother was growing isolated in her Los Angeles-area home. At 90, Lois Brokus had stopped driving and was sometimes afraid to be alone in her house.
AARP’s Create The Good’s Operation Emergency Prepare toolkit helps individuals and groups get organized before an emergency or natural disaster takes place. The free...
When it comes to serving patients in the next 20 years, that holistic approach — looking at all components of a person’s social, emotional and physical well-being — will increasingly serve an aging population.
Decades after screen star Bette Davis famously declared that “growing old is not for sissies,” Estelle Gross expanded on the woes of the ailing aged with her lament that people live too long and die too slowly.
By Angela Penny When your loved one has an acute injury or surgery, there are many decisions to make during the hospital stay. One of...
Within 24 hours of being admitted, Miller suffered a seizure and was brought to a hospital. When the hospital called the nursing home to report Miller was ready to return, the facility said it wouldn’t accept her back.
Years ago, it was common for three or more generations to live together in one home. When aging family members needed care, they had plenty of people willing to pitch in to help out. Choosing to send a parent or grandparent to a nursing home was a last resort.
While the organizers are careful not to call them “last” wishes, they’re often the kind of activities the seniors can’t arrange themselves or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, like meeting a favorite celebrity or touring their childhood home.
By Micha Shalev No matter how efficiently and effortlessly you have adapted your life to the role of caregiver, eventually you are going to need...