Instacart to Help Older Adults Address Food Insecurity

According to a recent study published by Alignment Health, there are three major issues that affect the quality of life for older Americans: To help address the issue of food insecurity, grocery delivery company Instacart will be rolling out new support services dedicated to seniors in 2024. What Is Food Insecurity? According to the United States Department of […]

Trips for Seniors: Travel Tips for You and Your Companions

         Age should never be a barrier to enjoying travel. Retired people may prefer to embark on a journey with their loved ones or hire travel companions to assist them during their trip. Whether you’re a senior or a trip companion for an older adult, follow these six travel recommendations to make your adventures memorable. 6 […]

RSV Vaccine Options for U.S. Seniors Are Currently Available

         Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have each developed a vaccine to protect older adults from a virus known as RSV. People over 60 are at significant risk of serious complications if they contract RSV. Fortunately, with the recent FDA approval of Pfizer’s Abrysvo vaccine and GSK’s Arexvy vaccine, along with practical safety measures, […]

The No Surprises Act May Help With Unexpected Medical Bills

         The No Surprises Act is a federal law enacted to protect patients from unexpected medical bills incurred on or after January 1, 2022. It aims to address the issue of surprise medical billing, which can occur when patients receive unexpected charges for their medical care. The Act applies to out-of-network emergency services, out-of-network air ambulance services, […]

Will Robotics and AI Be the Future of Elder Care?

         Adults 65 and older constitute the fasting-growing age demographic in the United States. When it comes to elder care, this expanding population is facing a scarcity in people equipped to support them as they get older. One estimate predicts a shortage of 151,000 paid direct care workers and 3.8 unpaid family caregivers by 2030, increasing to […]

Is “Aging in Place” Right for Me?

Most older adults want to remain in their homes and communities as they age rather than move into assisted living facilities or nursing homes. For those who wish to maintain their independence and continue living at home as they grow older, taking certain steps to protect their physical, mental, and financial welfare is essential. What […]

Affordable Housing Options for Low-Income Older Adults

         Safe housing that meets older adults’ needs is essential to healthy aging in communities. Many seniors with low, fixed incomes struggle to balance housing expenses with the costs of health care, transportation, and groceries. Finding inexpensive, safe, and accessible housing can be challenging. However, several affordable housing options are available for low-income older people. […]

Older Adults Lack Information in Search for Long-Term Care

        According to a recent national study, nearly a quarter of Americans aged 50 and older say they – or a loved one – needed long-term care in 2022. The findings further suggest that seniors and their caregivers could benefit from more consumer-friendly information and guidance about long-term care services, a need researchers say will grow exponentially […]

Highlights of How the Omnibus Bill Will Benefit Older Adults

         The Senate and House have cleared the passage of a year-end $1.7 trillion appropriations bill that will benefit older adults on a number of fronts. The bill, which runs more than 4,000 pages and includes a wide variety of legislation, heads to President Biden next for his signoff. Here is a breakdown of some […]

What Does ‘Geriatric’ Mean, and What Is Geriatric Care?

         Long-term care for seniors is always evolving. Geriatric care may be a possible next step for you or your loved one. You may be wondering: What does this type of care entail? Is it any different from the arrangements I have previously made for my aging family member? What does ‘geriatric’ even mean? Keep […]