NPR reports on on the difficulties involved in planning for the costs associated with caring for aging parents. Meanwhile, Kaiser Health News reports on a new poll that finds doctors fall short in caring for seniors.
NPR: Preparing For A Future That Includes Aging Parents
While aging is inevitable, planning for the costs associated with dependency in the latter phase of life doesn't come easily to most Americans (Geewax, 4/24).
Kaiser Health News: Capsules: Poll: Doctors Fall Short In Helping Many Seniors
Notably, one-third of older adults said doctors didn't review all their medications, even though problems with prescription and over-the-counter drugs are common among the elderly, leading to over 177,000 emergency room visits every year (Graham, 4/24).