In a two-part series in its Boomers section, The New York Times is offering advice from Deborah Drelich, a geriatric care social worker and founder of a resource website, NY Eldercare Consultants, about important considerations for families contemplating assisted living arrangements for older family members.
You can read part 1 of the series here, and part two here. A third installment will be published next week.
The series includes questions and answers from readers and links to important eldercare resources.
For some reason, in recent months there has been a rise of articles detailing the fact that Boomers are now a major factor in the decline of our economic well being.
Rabbi Richard F. Address, D. Min.
We have the “chutzpah” to be living longer and will be tapping into Social Security and Medicare at an alarming rate. Of course, the government and politicians love to talk about “doing something”, but no one seems to have the courage to address the issue head on. Read more
Remember The King and I?
It was Anna’s song in which she gave us the psycho-spiritual insight that whenever we feel afraid the best thing to do is just whistle a happy tune. This was Broadway’s therapeutic analyses that preceded the current mantra that “attitude is everything”. Well, it seems that while a happy attitude is helpful, it is no guarantee of longevity and health. USA Today recently had an interesting article about a recent study that de-bunked myths of aging, one of which was, think happy and you will be happy and live longer. Read more
Ron Lieber, New York Times "Your Money" Columnist
A hat-tip to Rabbi Jennifer Gertman for pointing out this New York Times article, “Ignore Long-Term Care Planning at Your Peril,” by Ron Lieber. The costs of long-term care can be frightening, and insurance bought early on can be a good option to protect your family’s savings.