Having worked in the aging services field for many years I am always struck by the lack of imagination when it comes to planning for a rapidly aging population. The articles and research papers I read typically focus on two areas, money and medical care. Given that most older adults around the world live in their own homes and have adequate income to support themselves, … Continue reading What will I do when I’m old?
Housing for older people globally: What are the best practices? An ILC Global Alliance Discussion Paper E-Dialogue A new International Longevity Centre Discussion Paper collates the findings of 10 ILCs within the ILC Global Alliance on the subject of housing for older people. The paper intends to begin filling in the gaps of knowledge and spark debate on the subject of shelter for older people. … Continue reading Housing for Older People Globally, Best Practices.
The VIU Summer Institute on ageing is intended to deepen the understanding of the ageing process ranging from some basic notions of the medical and epidemiological literature, to an extensive treatment of economics (pensions and retirement, ageing in society and intergenerational relationships) and social sciences (role of family networks). Special attention will be devoted to ICT, “domotics” and “intelligent homes” as a way to cope … Continue reading Venice International University, Summer Institute on Ageing, June 7-13.
For many years now I have found this report to be very helpful and comprehensive: Genworth Cost of Care Across the United States Genworth also does an excellent report called: Beyond Dollars, The True Impact of Long Term Caring Continue reading Genworth’s US Long Term Care Costs Report, a good resource that is updated annually.