Monitoring Safety
As the Congress and lobbyists fight to reduce the use ofrestraints on long-term care patients, Senior Technologies has beendeveloping alarms and voice chip warning systems to prevent fall-proneresidents from injuring ...

Offer Next-Gen Eldercare Benefits to Your Corporate Clients
Corporations are paying closer attention to the issue ofeldercare benefits. The rise in response comes after years of modestofferings. Until recently, most corporations offered either barebonesresource and referral ...

Qualifying for Mortgage Late in Life
Many seniors believe that age or retirement present obstacles for obtaining home loans. While they may have been true once, lenders' mentalities are changing. Smaller lenders may still ...

Easy Living: Seniors Don't Shy From Retirement Communities
According to Legg Mason Wood Walker Inc., a financial services firm in Baltimore, Md., the senior housing market will skyrocket by 2010 from $15 billion to $56 billion. Presently, ...

Economic Focus/Population Flows: Early Retirement a Factor
The Rocky Mountain and South Atlantic regions--with the number of new residents up 0.68 percent and 0.60 percent, respectively--continued to attract more people from other states on a per-capita basis ...

Seniors Face Fewer Medicare HMO Options
Hospitals and clinics throughout Massachusetts and across the country have been reducing the number of Medicare HMO plans that they accept, oftentimes limiting the choices down to one. Winchester ...

Wanted: Caregiver for Elderly.; Only Family Members Need Apply
Family members who provide home care for elderly or disabled relatives may be able to garner pay for their efforts from the government and some private insurers, because reliable, qualified ...

AARP Is Targeting Big Drug Firms
AARP is about to unveil a $10 million advertising campaign designed to get people to ask about generic alternatives to drugs and to learn about potential side effects, as well ...

Study Gives Advisors Clues to Understanding Rich Clients
According to J.P. Morgan's private banking service, financial service advisors who want more business from wealthy clients must fine tune their marketing strategies. Today's affluent market is not defined ...

Trends in Continuing Care Retirement Communities
Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) now offer life care, an increasingly popular lifestyle and health care option for seniors. The program, which charges only a one-time deposit and a ...

Older Americans Staying in Work Force
According to Census Bureau statistics, the number of older Americans in the workforce grew by as much as 50 percent between 1980 and 2002. These older workers are seeking ...

Better Than a Nursing Home?
Assisted-living facilities were supposed to be a viablealternative to nursing homes for elderly persons who needed in-housecare but also wanted to live independently. But families of formerresidents say the ...

Condos For Seniors Would Free Up Housing for Younger Families
In Milwaukee, nonprofit housing group C-Cap Inc. believes that building condominiums for elderly citizens would allow young, working families to buy seniors' former homes--which generally are the most affordable on ...

Better With Age
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployed persons between the ages of 25 and 34 last year took an average 16 weeks to land a new job, but those ...

Insurers Get Personal
Health insurance companies are rumored to be using computer applications to determine which patients are high-risk in order to control medical costs. The applications compile ages, prescriptions, blood test ...

U.S. Adults Live Longer--With Chronic Ills, Less Coverage
Results from an AARP study show that the life spans of Americans over the age of 50 are longer than previous generations, but their quality of life is diminishing, as ...

Back to School
When Greg and Nancy Forsythe began looking for a place to retire, the couple decided to look for a home near the University of Michigan, Greg's alma mater. As ...

Graying of America Challenges Employers
Employers in the United States will need to do more to attract and retain older employees as the baby boomers age and the population becomes older, experts say. In ...

Vacations Can Help Preview Retirement
Baby boomers are likely to move after retirement to placeswhere they enjoyed vacations or business travel. Some baby boomers eventake pre-retirement trips to figure out where they would like ...

AARP Joins Three Lawsuits Against Large Drug Companies
Alleging that Bristol-Myers Squibb, Schering-Plough, and AstraZeneca deliberately kept prices high and avoided competition through "collusive agreements," AARP has joined three ongoing lawsuits and will seek monetary damages from the ...

The Possessions Go, The Memories Stay
Madeleine Philips' life has gone through many phases, but nophase could have prepared her for her transition from a house she livedin for 14 years to an 11x18 room at ...

Tracking Multigenerational Homes
Families living under one roof are increasingly comprised of multiple generations, according to the Census Bureau, which found that the rate of multiple generations in U.S. households increased 4 percent ...

Economy May Turn Firms Against Hiring Older Workers
The unemployment rate for workers over 55 in 1992 was=204.8 percent, but that rate shrunk to 2.6 percent in 2000,=20according to the U.S. Department of Labor. However, as the=20economy ...

Kosher Retirement Living: Condos to Cater to Jewish Values
The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County (Fla.) says the number of local Jewish residents has risen from 1,500 in 1970 to 130,000 as of 2001. In response, ...

Retiree Health Benefits Continue Shrinking
The Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) has released a report that faults FAS 106 for the steady decline in retiree benefits. Established in 1990, the rule requires companies to ...

Everyone, Back in the Labor Pool
With pension benefits diminishing and the stock market still in flux, the odds of older Americans having to work beyond retirement age are increasing. Until recently, it was a ...

Even in Retirement, You've Still Got Phases to Go Through
Although people enter retirement at their own pace, newretirees are encouraged to pursue life goals traditionally scheduled forthe latter part of their retirement. Failing health and ailmentscommonly associated with ...

AARP Finds Few for Best Workplace Competition
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), conductingits own survey of the best workplaces for employees over 50, has learnedthat employers have not given much thought to their aging workforce. ...

The Sporting Life
In its 14th annual survey of sports participation in the United States, American Sports Data concluded that the 55-plus set is the "most fitness-conscious demographic in America." The New ...

4 Airlines Drop Their Discounts for the Elderly
American, Delta, Northwest, and US Airways have discontinued their 10 percent senior discounts, but Southwest said that its discounts would remain in effect, while Continental airlines declined to comment. ...

Tridel Opens Seniors' Rentals
Tridel, Canada's largest condominium developer, is building rental accommodations for seniors in Toronto. The rental project comes amid statistics showing that people over the age of 65 are the ...

The Changing Reality of Retirement
The modern conception of "retirement" differs drastically from the expectations of the previous generation of seniors. The cozy, two-bedroom downsized house, for example, hasbecome a thing of the past. ...

Help With Next Step When House Is Too Big
Many homeowners approaching retirement may find that they are ready to give up the maintenance, higher utility bills, and extra space common to a large single-family residence. A move ...

As Layoffs Rise, So Do Age-Discrimination Charges
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, age-discrimination complaints have risen 24 percent, and experts attribute the increase to the rise in the unemployment rate. Moreover, since over ...

Sunrise Assisted Living to Sell 14 Properties
Under a recently reached agreement with Chicago-based Macquarie Capital Partners, Sunrise Assisted Living of McLean, Va., will sell 14 assisted-living properties to investment entities advised by the Chicago firm. ...

Concept Change in Senior Housing Will Preserve Independence
Now that senior citizens are healthier and living longer, senior housing often incorporates independent living, assisted living, and nursing home care into a single facility in the hopes of preserving ...

Retailers Beware: I've Got Nothing but Time
Arlene Silverman retired last year from her position as afactotum at a nonprofit organization. Now, to the dismay of retailersand customer service representatives everywhere, Silverman is pursuing asecond career ...

Work Force Less and Less Shy, Retiring
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2015, employees 55 years and older will comprise 20 percent of the workforce, up from 13 percent in 2000. AARP and ...

We, the People of Assisted Living ...
Residents of assisted living facilities use resident councilsto get their voices heard. Catherine Scott-Aspen of the Assisted LivingFederation of America (ALFA) says resident councils are useful tools togauge the ...

Dispute Ends Plan for Senior Facility
While there has long been the need for an assisted-living facility and a nursing home for seniors in Geneva, Ill., issues such as how many residents the building would house ...

Phased Retirements Growing Choice With Aging Work Force
Phased retirement plans allow employees to work fewer hours ordays per week or as consultants for their employers, while allowing themto collect retirement benefits. A study conducted by Watson ...

New Jobs Available for Older Workers
Employment placement agencies claim that older workers forcedinto early retirement are better able to find meaningful work if theyshed resentment toward previous employers and obtain or maintainmoderate computer skills. ...

Best Places to Retire
"Money" chose the eight best places to retire based on cultural attractions, affordable housing, top-of-the-line medical facilities, and a mixture of clean area, low crime, reasonable taxes, and a moderate ...

Boomers Redefining 'Retirement' Community
Many developers are now using the terms "active adult" or "country club" to describe retirement communities as a way to target baby boomers with active lifestyles. As the country's ...

Some Older Workers Get Fewer Opportunities
A new Conference Board survey indicates that older workers are treated differently in different industry sectors, and in some cases, older workers are given less challenging assignments or fewer chances ...

Retirees, Companies Head Toward Pension Fight
Angry retirees are floating shareholder proposals at severalcompanies, including General Electric, IBM, Qwest Communications, andVerizon Communications, in an attempt to tie their pension-relatedgrievances to executive pay packages. The nonbinding ...

Retirees Create New Demand for Homes in Natural Settings
Affluent retirees and semi-retirees are younger, hipper, moreactive, and more interested in purchasing a home with naturalsurroundings than reserving a room in a retirement village, says DavidV. Johnson, chairman of ...

Boomers Expect to Need $4,292 in Monthly Retirement Income
A new survey by Harris Interactive indicates that baby boomers project they will need a monthly income of approximately $4,292 to maintain the quality of lifestyle they want after they ...

FBI Followed State Nursing Home Owner
FBI agents recently followed and taped the telephone conversations of Okalahoma nursing home owner E.W. "Dub" Jiles as part of an ongoing investigation of corruption within the state's Department of ...

Sun City Center Gets Ordinance Restricting Age
Hillsborough County, Fla., has become the second county in the nation to adopt an age-based zoning restriction, which requires all households in Sun City Center to have at least one ...

The Assisted-Living Dilemma
As regulators impose new restrictions on assisted-living,observers of the long-term care industry question whether this is thebeginning of the end of the alternative living option. Alabamalawmakers have passed a ...

Comfort Zone; Camp Sites Include Motor Homes, Travel Trailers
Fleets of mobile homes are expected to flood the campgroundsin Waukesha County, Wisc., this spring, marking the beginning of thecamping season there. Mobile units are quickly becoming the toy ...

Jumping the Gun
While opportunities for early retirement have become more widespread, retiring younger has always posed a number of adjustment challenges, writes the Wall Street Journal's Shelley Lee. Many young retirees' ...

Smart Growth
Smart growth policies are molding cityscapes across North America. Such initiative are beginning to remedy the detrimental impact that suburban sprawl has had on the vitality of downtown areas, ...

Speaking of Aging
Geropsychologist Erlene Rosowsky examines several components of resilience as it pertains to the elderly in the latest issue of the Journal of Retirement Planning. According to Rosowsky, resilience does ...

Growing Old in a Good Home
More seniors are abandoning the idea of retiring to a nursingfacility and are instead pursuing alternative living options. Statistics show that well over 800,000 seniors reside at assisted-livingfacilities, which provide ...

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HMO Victory, But Seniors Still Suffer
Even though Massachusetts' major health plans will continue to participate in Medicare HMO programs, seniors will be forced to pay up to $36 per month for the service. Insurance ...

Retiring Is Tough for Many Company Founders
Small business founders are struggling to determine what to do with their businesses when they retire, especially if they want the business to remain successful. Founders can sell their ...

Growing Number of Firms Trying to Keep and Attract Older
Companies like CVS are courting older workers out ofretirement and into the workforce, and other companies are enticingolder workers to remain in the workforce and out of retirement. About80 ...

Older Workers in the Lurch
As factories and other textile operations shut down and leave many workers jobless, retirees and laid-off employees are searching for the next adventure. Older workers are often bored without ...

AIDS - Never Too Old
The AIDS epidemic has found its way into the 50 and oldercrowd, as more HIV cases in this demographic are being diagnosed. Several years ago, the HIV-infection rate for seniors ...

Support Grows for Cameras in Care Facilities
Though many nursing homes oppose the use of video-surveillance cameras in patient rooms because of the invasion of privacy, the use of so-called "granny cams" is on the rise. ...

Increasing Safety, Managing Risk
Nursing homes and assisted living homes should implement eldercare risk management programs that examine physical risks, potentialrisks, and the quality of treatment received by residents. Elder carerisk management programs ...

Nothing Retiring About Today's Retirement Homes
U.S. seniors, the most rapidly growing sector of the nation's residential real estate market, are shifting their thoughts on ideal retirement homes. According to a study by builder Del ...

Bias Case Settled by Trimming Benefits
Many have feared the after-effects of an August 2000 decision by the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that retirees' health benefit plans are included under the Age Discrimination in ...

As Second Homes, Condo-Hotels Are Inn
More wealthy Americans, fed up with time-shares, are turning to luxury condominiums hotels as secondary residences. Hilton Hotels Corp., Marriott International Inc.'s Ritz Carlton, FelCor Lodging Trust, and Four ...

For Elderly, Relief for Emotional Ills Can Be Elusive
Mental health professionals are frustrated with the highnumber of elderly people who shrug mental illness off as symptoms ofaging and do not seek professional help. Meanwhile, knowledge about thediagnosis ...

Retirement Communities Meet Variety of Needs
Retirees looking for smaller, maintenance-free places to live out the rest of their lives often choose "life care" or "continuing care" communities, which offer various levels of service like maintenance-provided ...

New AARP Magazine Is Courting Younger Readers
In a play initiated to broaden its readership, AARP haschanged the look of its lead magazine, Modern Maturity, and unveiled aModern Maturity sister publication called My Generation. The newmagazine ...

Retiree Health Premiums Rise
Employers have been reducing or eliminating retiree healthbenefits in order to cut back on expenses, even though coverage rateshave remained primarily the same. However, co-pays, deductibles, andinsurance premiums have ...

D.C. Drawback: Bigger Bank Fees
A recent survey commissioned by the Federal Reserve Board shows that Washington, D.C.-area consumers pay more in banking fees than most other banking customers in the country. Conducted by ...

The Adult Option; Retirees Want Places to Suit Their Active
A large number of today's retired home buyers are seeking acommunity that caters to their active lifestyle. Maryland couple Jackand Ellen Hart, for example, wanted to play year-round golf. ...

How Florida Living Compares
A common argument among people relocating to Florida is that the lower cost of living and the absence of a state income tax there justifies the smaller salaries. According ...

Safe Havens: Where to Find the Best in Senior Housing
Senior Housing Net--a comprehensive new online guide detailing retirement communities, assisted living residences, nursing homes, and Alzheimer's facilities across the country--is an exceptional aid for elderly Americans who are looking ...

Return of the Wrinklies
Older people in Britain and other countries are snatching upjobs, and many are opting to work into their retirements. Employers arethrilled that older workers are staying on the job ...

Fewer Retirees Get Drug Benefits From Employers
A recent Health Affair study revealed that the number of workers retiring with health insurance coverage from their employers has dropped from 46 percent in 1996 to 39 percent in ...

Union-Retiree Group to Launch Campaign Targeting Drug Costs
A coalition of retired union members in the Alliance forRetired Americans and the Citizens for Better Medicare (CBM) areplanning events and lobbying during the congressional recess at the endof the ...

Nursing Homes Can Deny Your Wishes
While most experts would suggest a nursing home as a last-resort option, nursing homes have the experience to provide dignified end-of-life care. But families with dying relatives who have ...

Tiered Copays Shrink Rx Costs Without 'Side Effects'
The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association conducted a study of three-tier co-payment systems in conjunction with Express Scripts, and found that the programs yield about 17.1 percent in savings. In ...

When Navigating the Housing Maze, Slow Down
Josephine Craytor followed a friend's advice and decided tomove while she was young enough to make the decision for herself. Sheand her husband were one of the first residents ...

What to Know Before You Go
Between 1990 and 2000, about 3.5 million more people moved out of urban areas than moved in from small towns or rural communities. That is more than double the ...

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