elderly care

The economic value of caring for your elderly parents

Dec 5, 2013
The Gross Domestic Product doesn’t count volunteer work at all, and that includes unpaid care-giving for a sick loved one. But with such high costs for elderly home care, there’s often no alternative, as Marketplace’s Chris Farrell says.
Posted In: aging, elderly care

Some comfort for caregivers

Sep 20, 2013
What resources are available for people who take care of sick or elderly loved ones?
Posted In: caregiving, elderly care

The cost of caregiving

Sep 13, 2013
Taking care of an ailing loved one is difficult emotionally, physically and financially. One caregiver shares her story.
Posted In: caregiving, elderly care

For elderly, falling down can be costly accident

May 17, 2013
When a senior citizen falls to the ground, the resulting injury can cost tens of thousands of dollars. So health care professionals are working to eliminate the risk of falling down.
Posted In: elderly care, elderly, health care

New technology helps Swedish care for elderly

Dec 25, 2012
Sweden has taken giant steps when it comes to heath care. With one of the oldest populations and highest life expectancies in the world, the Scandinavian nation is using new medical technology to care for its aging citizens.
Posted In: Sweden, aging, elderly care

Medicare's unexpected beneficiaries

Nov 2, 2012
The government medical program for the elderly means seniors and their families have more money to spend on other things.
Posted In: Medicare, elderly care

The cost of taking care of mom and dad

Jul 13, 2012
For many seniors, they reach a point where they can't do it all and they need a little to a lot of help. The cost of the assistance often falls to the children.
Posted In: Assisted living, elderly care, senior citizens, families