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With rising elder care costs, the Great Wealth Transfer won't be so great

Older generations are spending down their nest eggs and leaving smaller inheritances to adult children, writer Annie Logue explains.
Many Americans, especially baby boomers, will have to spend much of their savings on health care as they age.
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COVID-19 adds more challenges to overtaxed elder care system

May 25, 2020
Marketplace economics contributor Chris Farrell talks about COVID-19's impact on long-term care.
A home health aide helps an elderly man with his laundry in Miami.
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Preparing for retirement when you have one child

Dec 5, 2019
"It gets complicated after your parents pass away and you have nobody."
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The cartoonist drawing comics about his mother's Alzheimer's

Sep 26, 2019
Ted Rall's new cartoons tackle the isolation and financial stress of family caregiving.
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What Maine's "elder boom" means for the rest of the country

It could be a preview of a caregiver shortage to come.
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Are you an only child? We want to hear from you.

Jun 25, 2019
We're exploring how only children care for their aging parents.
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GE has a long-term care insurance problem

Jan 1, 2019
Caring for the elderly is expensive for insurers and for families.
A home health aide helps an elderly man with his laundry in Miami.
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Feds want fewer anti-psychotics prescribed to seniors

Mar 2, 2015
Heavily marketed to treat patients with dementia, drugs can lead to death