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  • Bed rails for elderly, their risks long known, face relative lack of scrutiny

    Bed rails for elderly, their risks long known, face relative lack of scrutiny
    When the nurse entered the room, she was stunned. Before her lay the lifeless body of an elderly patient who had fallen out of bed. The woman's head was lodged between the mattress and a bed rail, a device designed to increase mobility and independence....
  • Alzheimer's Care And The 'Secondary Patient'

    A few years after Stephen Sonnone took on the daily task of caring for his mother, whose mind was steeply declining due to Alzheimer's disease, he suffered from pancreatitis. He attributes it to his role as his mother's primary caregiver. "Without a...
  • Boomers need to figure out who will care for them when they're old

    Lunch with friends -- a former boss and a one-time colleague -- always touches on a few tried-and-true topics: Our careers, the good, the bad and the ugly. Our choice of entertainment, heavy on the books we've been reading and an occasional foray into...
  • Protecting yourself from the costs of long-term care

    There's no denying it: Most of us are going to need some form of long-term health care during our golden years. And costs of such care are rising. Genworth Financial recently released its long-term care Cost of Care Survey for 2013, and the results are...
  • Dementia: A Father Slips Into Heartbreaking Void

    Dementia: A Father Slips Into Heartbreaking Void
    "Your mother is taking a nap. Why don't you go sit with her?" my father says. "Did you just come in?" he asks, surprised to see me wearing a coat. Dad looks good, which lifts my spirits. He is sitting in the hallway watching the comings and goings...
  • Retirement reconsidered

    When it comes to retirement, most Americans aged 45 and older say that peace of mind is seven times more important than accumulating wealth. According to a new survey from Merrill Lynch, people are reconsidering what retirement means and how they are...
  • Mailbag: Inheritance, long-term care and tapping retirement savings

    Every few months, I like to use this space to empty out the inbox and answer some reader questions. And just a reminder: If you have a financial question or a comment about a recent column, send it to askjill@jillonmoney.com. And if you would like to be a...
  • Greg Schwem: Age is nothing more than an intricate equation

    The child sat in the grocery cart, happily eating breakfast cereal as his mother transferred items onto the belt. I stood behind them, waiting to scan my purchases: a 12-pack of Diet Coke, coffee filters and a bottle of salad dressing. "How old is he?" I...
  • Swift Justice: Prescription drug prices, side-by-side property and living trusts

    Dear Jackie, My 70-year-old wife has been in the Alzheimer section of a nursing home for almost four years. I am the trustee of her money, and in checking invoices for her medicines, I discovered a drug that has been billed at a price of $61.99 for...
  • Rosalie Dowell, 70

    Rosalie Dowell, 70
    Rosalie Dowell, 70, of Crawfordsville, Ind., passed away Friday, July 26 at her home.   Born Aug. 29, 1942, in Crab Orchard, Ky., Rosalie was a daughter of the late Henry Clay Blanton and Evelyn Reynolds Blanton Taylor.  She attended school at...
  • Homeless veterans to fill beds at West L.A. veterans campus

    Homeless veterans to fill beds at West L.A. veterans campus
    Vacant beds at the Veterans Administration campus in West Los Angeles will be filled by homeless vets on state waiting lists for nursing home care, authorities said Thursday. The arrangement is part of stepped-up federal assistance, including expanded...