How To Care For Two Parents at Once Without Going Broke

“The biggest challenge of all is holding onto your patience.”

Reprinted from Money Magazine

For years, Madeleine Smithberg has been at the forefront of American comedy as co-creator of “The Daily Show” and a talent coordinator for “Late Show with David Letterman.”… Read more...

Private Industry Has Solutions For Funding Care At Home That ADRC’s Do Not

I attended a dementia hearing recently.  Eight Wisconsin legislators were listening to ideas and problems in dealing with dementia in Wisconsin.  Many of those testifying spoke of how people will not accept home care because they think they cannot afford it.… Read more...

Being Stuck In Sandwich Generation Is No Baloney

Reblogged from CNBC

One-time real estate agent Evelyn Rehg was showing a house to a prospective buyer four years ago when an alarming phone call came from the retirement facility where her mother lived.

“They told me I either had to get my mother immediately into a mental hospital or she would be evicted,” said Rehg, 48, of Crestwood, Missouri.  

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Thanksgiving is Coming, How is Your Family Doing?

Thanksgiving comes around every year about this time.  Families get together, hopefully getting along.  Sometimes it is the one time a year everyone sees how the older members of the family are doing since last year.

For some families, it will be a difficult time when they realize that grandma or grandpa are not as sharp as they used to be.   … Read more...

More Bad News For The Sandwich Generation – Filial Responsibility Laws

The sandwich generation are the folks who are currently raising teens, paying for school, and taking care of their parents as well.  This causes much missed work, missed work opportunities, missed events with children, and general exhaustion.  How could you possibly accept a promotion requiring a move when you are taking care of an aged loved one here?… Read more...

What We Don’t Know About Long Term Care – Is A Lot

Americans over 40 — in other words, us — are dangerously unaware of our likely need for long-term care when we age and woefully ignorant about the costs, according to a new poll of adults in midlife and beyond.

 
The telephone survey of 1,019 boomers over age 40 was conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and financed by the non-profit SCAN Foundation, which supports research and other initiatives on aging and health care.Read more...

These Are The Good-Old-Days of Long Term Care

I heard this at a panel discussion featuring speakers from Wisconsin’s Health and Human Services department in Madison, the state capital, two weeks ago.  We have the facilities, we have the staffing, we have the home care agencies to care for our older Americans – yet.… Read more...

Where Will The Workers Come From (and What Will The Price Be?)

Long Term Care is getting more and more expensive every year.  LTC insurance is getting more and more expensive each year as well, it’s a direct correlation.

This morning’s Green Bay Press Gazette had a guest commentary about boomers becoming part of the labor solution. … Read more...