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Monterey Coronavirus COVID-19 Cases Rising At A Rapid Rate

by Richard Kuehn on 03/22/20

The Monterey County Health Department announced that six more people have tested positive for coronavirus, more than doubling the number of cases from the day before.  The total is now at 11, with four travel related, 2 person-to-person transmission, 2 community transmission, and the other three from unknown causes.  Family inHome Caregiving is still operating if you need care and someone to run around and do errands like getting groceries. 

Oldest Man In The World Passes Away At 112

by Richard Kuehn on 02/26/20

Chitesu Watanabe from Japan passed away on Sunday at the age of 112.  The Guinness World Records arrived at his nursing home in his hometown of Nigata Japan on February 12 to present him with an award.   

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/02/25/guinness-world-record-oldest-living-man-chitetsu-watanabe-dies-112/4865949002/

Alzheimer's A Sad Disease With No Cure

by Richard Kuehn on 12/05/19

According to researchers, roughly 6 million adults in the United States and 50 million worldwide live with dementia.  This number is expected to more than double by 2060.  Unfortunately, there is no one test that can officially diagnose you with Alzheimer’s disease, this can only be done via an autopsy after you are gone.  The National Institutes of Health Reports that Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, resulting in about 60-80% of dementia cases.  “Alzheimer’s dementia classically is a slow decline.  Usually short-term memory is the first thing people have a problem with.  You can look back over a couple years, often, and see that decline,” Costco member Dr. Jeffrey Landsman told Costo Connection (September 2019, page 90).

 

Many Seniors Missing Out On CalFresh (Formerly Food Stamps)

by Richard Kuehn on 12/04/19

The Monterey Herald recently published a sad article stating that 1.6 million Californians who are eligible for CalFresh (28%) don't receive this assistance.  The reasons are many.  A 61-year old home caretaker in Oakland was cut off last year after her paperwork was lost.  Out of work, she can no longer afford groceries.  Another woman, 62 years old, told The Herald that she won't apply for food stamps because it might prevent her from qualifying for U.S. citizenship.  College students and seniors are among the groups most likely to miss out on the aid that they qualify for.  For seniors in California, just 19% get assistance compared with 42% on the national level.

https://www.kqed.org/news/11785978/college-students-seniors-and-immigrants-miss-out-on-food-stamps-heres-why

Senior Housing Outpaces Demand, Baby Boomers Staying At Home

by Richard Kuehn on 11/03/18

The supply of senior housing has soared in recent years, outpacing demand despite the number of baby boomers that are retiring.  Many seniors are staying put, remaining in their own homes.  The market has added 85K units since the end of 2012, up from less than 60K units in the six years prior, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.  Another thing impacting the lack of demand for senior housing is that baby boomers are staying fitter and in better health than prior generations.  Research shows that people tend to move into senior-living facilities after they hit 82.  The oldest baby boomer won’t turn 80 until 2026.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/baby-boomers-are-living-at-home-thats-bad-news-for-senior-housing-developers-1540897200

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