What is the Longevity Economy? It’s 8.3 trillion dollars. It’s 42% of total U.S. GDP. It’s equivalent to the third largest stand-alone economy in the world. It’s the rapidly growing […]
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The media has gotten it wrong when it comes to its coverage of senior living, particularly during the pandemic. “There’s a stereotype that older adults, especially those living in any […]
“Experience design” is about creating “an engaging experience that brings value to the consumer and delights them throughout the customer journey.” This is especially true in the longevity market, a market Sarah Thomas says has been undervalued in the past.
A shocking 56% of boomers mistakenly believe that Medicare will pay for long-term (sometimes called “custodial” care). They are sadly mistaken. It’s time to make a plan for your long-term care.
Contrary to popular opinion, recent studies show that older adults are not languishing in lonely isolation. In fact, a large percentage of seniors in our communities are not lonely. The common perceptions are wrong, ageist and miss the hopefulness of seniors in their finding a sense of community, even in the midst of the pandemic.
Humans have long been looking for the fountain of youth. Medical advances mean that most of us can expect to live for a long time. But the role of dementia on how we live is an important component of successful aging.
Here we go again. Despite the successful efforts nationwide to vaccinate nursing home residents, infections and deaths are increasing again in senior facilities. The reason? Lagging vaccination rates among nursing home caregivers.
Another cost of the COVID-19 pandemic? Caregiver burnout. Research firm Activated Insights conducted a two-year survey of 330 senior living and care workers. The results? “Worker burnout increased substantially during the pandemic at independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities,” according to a report by McKnight’s Senior Living.
Seniors living outside of LTC facilities face barriers to getting the assistance they need, including LTC pharmacy.
Sara Zeff Geber, an expert in solo aging, noticed that a lot of Baby Boomers were spending a tremendous amount of time, resources, and money taking care of their aging parents. And it occurred to her to wonder, for childless seniors like herself, “Who’s going to do that for us?”