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The Wrenching Truth About Having an Older Mom

Dvora Meyers on her experience being born to a 42-year-old

(Newser) - There's no question whether Dvora Meyers loves her mom. The Brooklyn-based writer calls her near-daily, accompanies her on doctors' visits, maintains a spreadsheet of her medications, and worries—constantly, it seems—about the seventysomething's failing heath. But she didn't expect to be dealing or coming to terms... More »

New Trend in Care for Elderly: 'Granny Pods'

It's like a mini mobile home for the back yard

(Newser) - Granny Pods? Yes, Granny Pods. As NPR and the Roanoke Times explain, these are essentially miniature mobile homes custom-designed for the elderly and small enough to fit in a caregiver's yard. The idea is that aging relatives could live inside, close to the family, instead of going to a nursing... More »

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