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The Real Financial Costs of Caregiving

The Real Financial Costs of Caregiving

Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media , News Report, Katy Read , Posted: May 18, 2017

Minnesotans who provide caregiving for loved ones may face real financial hardships of their own. Also, a new report hits California care facilities on worker abuse.


Challenges Loom for Growing Elderly Filipino American Population


Philippine News/New America Media , News Report, Neil Gonzalez , Posted: May 17, 2017

The population of Filipino and other Asian American elders will quadruple by 2050. Model programs exist, yet the U.S. is ill-equipped to serve its ethnic seniors.


Dementia, Poverty & Homelessness Intersect Leaving Black Elders’ Needs Unmet


Los Angeles Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Charlene Muhammad , Posted: May 12, 2017

Especially for black families, an elder’s dementia can run into the high costs of care leaving many in poverty and even homeless.


A Black Father and Son at the Intersection of Dementia, Poverty and Homelessness


Los Angeles Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: May 11, 2017

A USC expert on African American aging, Bryan Gaines got an unexpected master course in family caregiving when he had to help his estranged father, who had Alzheimer’s.


Can You Hear Me Now? 8 Options for Affordable Hearing Aids


Senior Planet/New America Media , News Feature, Erica Manfred, Posted: Apr 25, 2017

Two-thirds of Americans 70-plus have significant hearing loss, but only 20 percent buy hearing aids. Here’s a guide to eight cost and technology options.


Older, Wiser and Fighting Climate Change


California Health Report/New America Media , News Feature, Matt Perry, Posted: Apr 17, 2017

A common misconception is that elders don’t care about climate change. But gerontologist and grandfather Mick Smyer is among those proving this to be wrong.


'These Seniors Are Survivors' -- Serving Cambodian Elders in Chicago


Diverse Elders Coalition , News Report, Mari Quenemoen, Posted: Mar 26, 2017

Cambodian elders in Illinois face challenges much like other low-income seniors. But add to poor nutrition, limited transportation and poverty the trauma of war and genocide.


Recovering From Trauma of Financial Elder Abuse—What to Do


U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Mar 20, 2017

For victims of financial elder abuse, although recovering money and assets is difficult, steps can be taken to get life back on track.


The Mental and Physical Cost of Elder Financial Abuse


US News & World Report/New America Media , News Report, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Mar 16, 2017

Financial exploitation has far-reaching consequences beyond money stolen.


They Fought for the U.S. in Laos. Now Many Older Hmong Fight Depression


KQED California Report/New America Media , News Report, Alice Daniel, Posted: Mar 15, 2017

Depression haunts many older Hmong refugees, who fought for the U.S. Now in Fresno, Calif., some find help in culturally competent therapy offering even music and gardening.

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