8 in 10 nursing home residents given psychiatric drugs, report finds

8 in 10 nursing home residents given psychiatric drugs, report finds

From AARP —  By Emily Paulin– Eight in 10 elderly nursing home residents on Medicare were prescribed psychiatric drugs during a recent nine-year period, a new government report has found. That’s roughly a million residents per year. The report, released last week by...
Pandemic drives technology uptake in senior living communities

Pandemic drives technology uptake in senior living communities

From McKnights Senior Living —  The pandemic not only sped up the adoption of technology in the senior living and care field; it also opened the door to a variety of new technologies that one expert said are here to stay. Technologic innovations have helped long-term...
Biden proclaims November 2022 as National Family Caregivers Month

Biden proclaims November 2022 as National Family Caregivers Month

From Caregiver Action Network —  The White House Office of the Press Secretary Oct. 29, 2022 —  BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, A PROCLAMATION:  During National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize the love and sacrifice of more than 50 million...
Financial exploitation of seniors, scams way up since pandemic began

Financial exploitation of seniors, scams way up since pandemic began

From AARP —  By Christina Ianzito, AARP —  AARP report reveals that criminals are targeting older Americans at record rates The financial exploitation of older adults was a serious problem before the pandemic, but it’s ballooned in the years since COVID-19 began its...
Hearing aids are available over the counter starting Monday

Hearing aids are available over the counter starting Monday

From NPR —  Starting Monday, hearing aids will be available to buy over the counter across the U.S. The major shift in hearing health care is due to a recent rule change by the Food and Drug Administration, which in August cleared the way for the devices to be sold in...
Justice Department expands Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force

Justice Department expands Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force

From the U. S. Department of Justice —  The Justice Department announced on Oct. 4 that as part of its continuing efforts to protect older adults and to bring perpetrators of fraud schemes to justice, it is expanding its Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force, adding...
Expect an inheritance? Consider coordinating estate plan with parents

Expect an inheritance? Consider coordinating estate plan with parents

From Kiplinger —  BY DAVID HANDLER, J.D. | CONTRIBUTIONS FROM HOWARD SHARFMAN —  Doing some ‘upstream’ planning now will take the guesswork out of what’s coming your way.  One important aspect of estate planning that can sometimes fly under the radar is “upstream”...
HHS releases ‘National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers’

HHS releases ‘National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers’

From HHS.gov —  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Sept. 21, through its Administration for Community Living, released the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers. It highlights nearly 350 actions the federal government will take to...