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Are you (or your aging parent) the kind of person who likes to plan for all contingencies? Then you might want to consider a continuing care retirement community--a development that usually includes independent apartments or town homes for spry seniors; assisted living units for those who need some help; plus a nursing home.
Thomas J. Kelly has been named Chief Financial Officer for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS). Kelly has served as OPRS’ Controller since Jan. 2007.
Conventional wisdom says older people make less risky — and less sound — decisions, but now a new study suggests otherwise.
The residents at the assisted-living facility looked so frail, many sitting in wheelchairs or hunched over their walkers, making their way slowly along the hallways.
Study Assisted-Living Options for Aging Parents (The Washington Post)
Get ready for the first generation to cash in on the "longevity dividend." Life expectancy in the United States has increased by 30 years over the past century, to age 78 -- an advance greater than the progress of the previous 50 centuries.
Martin: Baby Boomers Learn the New Rules for Growing Older (Richmond Times Dispatch)
Dana Ullom-Vucelich has been named Chief Human Resources Officer for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services (OPRS).
The number of people living with several generations under one roof in the United States is at its highest point in 50 years, as families cope with ruinous job losses and foreclosures, researchers said Wednesday.
Pew Report Shows 50-Year High Point for Multi-Generational Family Households (The Washington Post)
Judy Schuler, RN, is the new executive director of Southwest Senior Independence. She began the position Feb. 8.
In the coming weeks, a Greensburg-based retirement community will be taking another hard look at whether to take its home care services on the road.
Home health care services popular area for expansion (Pittsburgh Business Times)
Jackie McMakin and her husband, David, are not the least bit apprehensive about moving next month from their home of 33 years in McLean, Va., to a retirement community in Shelburne, Vt. “We can’t wait,” said Ms. McMakin, who is 75 and a retired vocational counselor. “It suits our style perfectly — casual and sporty — the L. L. Bean of retirement communities.”
[Like a College Visit, Minus Kegs ]http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/garden/14nursing.html?_r=1/ "Title of website")(The New York Times)