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Healthcare Discussion Guide

Download the latest version of the Jewish Sacred Aging Healthcare Discussion Guide here. This document will be updated periodically, so be sure to check back occasionally. Health Care Discussion Guide (Last updated 2017-06-23) – PDF [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Nation’s sickest seniors reshape health care – Asbury Park Press

The Asbury Park Press reported last week that the nation’s sickest seniors “account for more than 41% of the $324 billion spent on traditional Medicare.” This is having an important influence on how healthcare is [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Medicaid Eligibility: Stuff You May Not Know

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post provided by Fay Wein, Senior Planning Services, a company that assists seniors with Medicaid eligibility issues. More information at http://www.senior-planning.com/. Medicaid is a joint federal and state-sponsored program [Read more…]

Charles Ornstein with his mother Harriet Ornstein on his wedding day, weeks after she was mugged in a parking lot and knocked to the pavement with a broken nose. (Randall Stewart, Photo courtesy of Charles Ornstein)
Care-Giving Concerns

How Mom’s Death Changed My Thinking About End-of-Life Care

by Charles Ornstein ProPublica, Feb. 28, 2013, 8:59 a.m. This story was co-published with The Washington Post. My father, sister and I sat in the near-empty Chinese restaurant, picking at our plates, unable to avoid [Read more…]

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Reflections on Aging

Finally: A Breakthrough On Funding For Alzheimer’s Research

There may be good news on the horizon for present and future Alzheimer’s patients and their families. The United States government has taken the first step toward the provision of more federal research money with [Read more…]