quality of life

Who Gets the Ventilator? Age Shouldn’t Be the Deciding Factor

In recent days, states across the U.S. have shattered their previous COVID-19 infection and hospitalization numbers. Startling data reveals that more than half of the country is experiencing a significant increase in COVID-19 patients, with numerous cities approaching full capacity in their hospitals’ ICUs. In some areas, the positivity rate for tests is in the [...]

By |2021-09-07T13:26:20-04:00July 6th, 2020|

Improving the Image of Nursing Care & Assisted Living

In last week’s post, I discussed the importance of not only visiting the healthcare center at the continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) you are considering, but also doing some due diligence research to ensure they will provide you with the quality of care you expect, should you ever need it. In [...]

By |2021-04-18T06:17:37-04:00August 12th, 2019|

Game On: Can Brain Games Improve Your Memory?

There are a number of so-called “brain game” products on the market these days. These typically are computer or smartphone/tablet-based games that claim they can help improve seniors’ cognitive function and memory. But do they really work? Could playing video games be the secret to decreasing the prevalence of neuro-degenerative conditions like dementia? And what [...]

By |2021-04-12T15:17:02-04:00February 18th, 2019|

Seniors and Sex: A Significant Quality of Life Issue

Countless studies have shown that human interaction has many benefits for seniors (and conversely, loneliness is detrimental to seniors’ mental and physical health); it’s an important topic I’ve frequently written about. Indeed, humans are naturally social creatures, and it is our hardwired predisposition to crave companionship and connection, no matter our age. This is why [...]

By |2021-04-15T13:47:38-04:00October 8th, 2018|

How Do I Know If I’ll Be Happy Living in This CCRC?

When making a decision about moving to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community), there are a lot of different factors to consider. It's certainly vital to understand the financial implications and contract details, but there’s something else just as (or maybe even more) important to consider, and you won’t [...]

By |2021-04-18T07:33:15-04:00March 5th, 2018|

Close-up: The AARP Long-Term Services & Supports Scorecard

I’m always eager to share resources for people who are interested in learning more about the senior living industry and related topics like long-term care. That’s why I was excited to hear about the most recent version of the AARP Public Policy Institute’s Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard Report. Ranking LTSS by state [...]

By |2017-10-31T16:29:51-04:00June 29th, 2017|
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