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Crow Wing County Community Services long-term care team will host a "community conversation" to hear ideas and concerns, so all older adults and their families are supported and communities can thrive. The number of Minnesotans turning 65 in this decade will be greater than the past four decades combined.
Longevity is generally better than its alternative. But when the body or especially the mind wears out, caring for yourself or finding someone else to do it for you can impoverish you in short order.
The National Association of Medicaid Directors and Sen. John McCain joined long-term care provider groups late last week in rejecting Republican lawmakers' latest Affordable Care Act replacement bill. Both McCain and the Medicaid directors cited the rushed nature of the legislation , introduced by Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy , and its lack of cost analysis from the Congressional Budget Office, as their reasons for pushing back against the legislation.
A support network for seniors and their families was started in an effort to help navigate resources in rural Nova Scotia that elderly people and their families might not know how to access. The two-year pilot project, called The Seniors Navigator Project, was started to help maximize seniors independence and increase their capacity to remain living at home within the community of their choice.
For that reason, when I think of those who have had a tremendous impact on me, I think of family members.