housing issues affecting the baby boomer generation

Independence and Health Concerns: Not Mutually Exclusive!

By Reese Fayde / February 26, 2024 /

I’ve devoted several blogs to ways to anticipate living arrangements that are “age ready,” from the installation of additional lighting and handrails to technological innovations that assist aging in place. Today, I’m starting a series on topics that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) calls Housing Decision Guides. When Government is a Welcomed Partner You…

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Joy for All of Us, Everywhere

By Reese Fayde / December 20, 2023 /

In this season of heightened awareness of goodwill and helping each other, I thought I’d talk about something close to my heart. I sit on the board of I’m Still Here (ISH), a nonprofit organization that helps people living with dementia to flourish through engagement in life, family, and community. ISH works to improve knowledge…

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When ‘It’s Just Old Age’ Isn’t …

By Reese Fayde / June 13, 2023 /

Have you been feeling particularly tired lately? Maybe you find walking just a few blocks too exhausting to contemplate. A persistent cough? Joint paint and weakness? Dizziness or vertigo? Brain fog?  Such symptoms are often dismissed — by friends, family members and even members of the medical profession — as “just the effects of old…

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Speaking Out For Essential Workers

By Reese Fayde / May 22, 2023 /

At some point in our lives, most Baby Boomers will need some sort of additional help, often in the form of personal or essential care. The problem is that right now, there is a shortage of essential care workers due to circumstances that are solvable. So today’s blog is about advocacy — specifically, using our…

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You Can’t Put a Price on Family Caregivers

By Reese Fayde / March 27, 2023 /

A few weeks ago, I discussed the shrinking pool of home health care workers, caused by decreasing numbers of births in coming generations, and how to advocate for better support for paid caregivers. An intriguing report crossed my desk this week, which prompts me to add to that information — the invaluable work done by…

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Independence: The Good and The Bad

By Reese Fayde / September 25, 2022 /

Baby Boomers are fiercely, incredibly independent, and they come by this rightly. The group of people born between 1946 and 1964 are the largest, most powerful generation in U.S. history. Boomers have contributed positively to social change in their decades of life. But, as Casey Holstein, owner of SYNERGY HomeCare Metro & Hudson New Jersey,…

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Who Can Afford Healthcare?

By Reese Fayde / June 9, 2022 /

Many people worry that the ongoing cost of various health issues will make aging in place impossible. However, a Medicare and Medicaid-funded program called “PACE” is slowly turning the tables on that long-held belief. What is PACE? The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is enabling some older adults to age in place…

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Telehealth and Technology Bring Health Care into the Home

By Reese Fayde / June 2, 2022 /

Until recently, the challenges associated with aging — like slowing motor reflexes affecting driving and the ability to get one’s self to a doctor’s appointment or the grocery store — have created a barrier to aging at home. However, a recent Brighthouse Financial report examines advances in technology and its ability to remove some of…

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Home Health Care: Is it the Right Option?

By Reese Fayde / May 26, 2022 /

According to an AARP survey from November 2021, some 77 percent of people aged 50 and older want to remain in their homes as they age. If you want to age in place, then most likely, you’ll eventually need some sort of in-home care. As a general rule, home health care is less expensive and…

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