“A home health aide for a 77-year-old man serves as social worker, diaper changer, dietitian, day planner, warden and more — all at dismal wages.” Read more >>
Use the URL below to retrieve this article from the Financial Advisor publication. Quite interesting.
Perry A. Shulman, CPA
Chair, Orion Elder Abuse Advocacy Committee
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Coming face to face with your own mortality is not necessarily a bad thing. It makes you think about the bigger picture and your own legacy. Read more…
The first of a four part series can now be seen on Public access TV, on “The Challenges facing the Sandwich Generation”. It’s a job they can’t say no to, and something they never prepared for. It is on Channel 76 (Cablevision) and Channel 36 (Fios) and will air for the next four weeks.
Host Ernest Csak interviews Evan Gilder, Accountant at Redig Financial Services, about the financial and tax implications surrounding long term care of older family members.
Keeping Seniors At Home
I have created a survey of technology, low and high, readily available that affords greater independence to seniors in their daily lives. You can see it at Keeping Seniors at Home with Help of Technology. These technologies provide safety to them as well as comfort to those that care for them. They are, by and large, affordable and will emerge as a democratizing force in the society. At this moment, aide is available for the poorest (vis-à-vis the entitlement structure) and the wealthiest. However, a great mass of American elders fall into a gap wherein they emerge receiving sub-par care, live lives with greater risk than necessary or are forced out of their homes to institutions that otherwise would not be indicated.
-Mark Zilberman, LCSW