As a 60-something, I enjoy researching the topics and have found many of the topics particularly relevant in my life and the lives of my friends and family. I’m pleased to be able to share them with you.
This week’s program exposes the illegal eviction of elder residents from nursing homes. Also known as dumping, it involves moving a resident without proper warning or refusing to readmit when the removal was unwarranted.
As the general population of seniors grows, so does the population of incarcerated elders. Articles focus on issues of frailty, illness, dementia, terminal inmates and how they are being addressed, including compassionate release.
AARP Bulletin offers a special report on Medicare Fraud, focusing on different scams, how they affects seniors, how to fight fraud, the Medicare Strike force and the new Medicare beneficiary identifier cards.
Since 1975 our country has been on notice about the inappropriate and dangerous use of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes. Yet a recent Human Watch Report estimates at least 179,000 cases of abuse occur today and the group urges federal and state agencies to take tougher measures against it.
Articles from AARP, 55+ and Sid Effects Public Media offer four different approaches to aging in place including simply renting a room , house sharing, joining a cohousing community or choosing a tiny house.