Whether you are in your 20s or in your 80s you can gain sense of purpose, fulfillment and pure joy when interacting outside your age grouphttps://tarastakeon.wordpress.com/2020/05/24/bridging-generations
The irony here is this is a generation that was raised with the understanding the world owes them absolutely nothing. They owed everything to the world.
For several weeks, nursing home visits have been banned, except in “compassionate care” circumstances. In addition, privacy laws currently prohibit cameras in nursing homes. This includes the ability to connect through SKYPE, ZOOM and other virtual visitation technologies. This law effectively leaves more than 22,000 Connecticut chronically-ill and vulnerable long-term care patients cut off from their families.
And where is this going to be posted?!…THE INTERNET?!?
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There has been a lot in the UK press recently about the newly published results of a study into happiness. Called the ‘Happy now report’, it suggests that the happiest ages are 16 and 70.
I’ve written before about when I was 16, “Back in ‘63” and it certainly was a good year for me.
And, now that I’m just over 70, I have to say that I am happy more often than not. Like everyone, I’ve had my share of ‘ups and downs’ over the years. I have grieved for family members and close friends who have passed away. I live with chronic illness and pain. I worked hard for most of my life and I have a very simple home. But my happiness is not based on anything physical, financial or material. It is based entirely on spending time with friends, family, or my dog…
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A slim majority of Americans (55%) say that government should be mostly responsible for paying for long-term care for older adults who need assistance in the future. But when asked who will be responsible for paying for this care in the future, only about half that share (28%) say the financial burden will fall on the government. Instead, about seven-in-ten predict that family members (35%) or older adults themselves (36%) will bear these costs.
Similar shares of most key demographic groups agree about who will pay the bills for long-term care in the future. But these groups often differ about who should be primarily responsible for the costs of this care. Two-thirds of blacks and Hispanics (67%) say government should be mostly responsible for paying for long-term care for older adults, while about half of whites (51%) agree. Similarly, two-thirds of adults ages 50 to 64 say government should be mostly responsible for this care compared with about half of all other age groups, including those 65 and older. In addition, two-thirds of Americans with family incomes under $30,000 look to government to cover the cost, compared with about half of those with higher incomes.
Democrats see a bigger role than Republicans for the government in paying for long-term elder care (66% vs. 40%). On the other hand, Republicans are about twice as likely as Democrats to believe older adults themselves should be primarily responsible for paying for their care (40% vs. 21%). Relatively few Democrats (11%) or Republicans (18%) say the responsibility should fall mainly to family members.
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Did you know that according to a survey by the National Caregivers Association, 76% of family carers say they don’t receive help from other family members. To me that seems sad, but here is an attempt to uncover potential solutions, gleaned from two blog posts I read.
The first one is entitled: ‘Why Caregiving Creates Tension Among Siblings’, by Gary Gilles, and can be found at:https://www.mentalhelp.net/blogs/when-caregiving-creates-tension-among-siblings-part-i
Here are some takeaways for you based on that post:
can bring out the best and the worst in sibling relationships, strained
relations can ensue
can find themselves living out historical ‘roles’ based on previous family
or more siblings can deny the condition of the parent(s), thereby protecting
themselves from the painful realization of parent(s) decline. In time, however, denial can be replaced by
possible solution to the sibling -non-involvement challenge is to schedule
family meetings or…
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