Tagged with aging

Tax Breaks for Assisted Living Communities Under Scrutiny

Tax Breaks for Assisted Living Communities Under Scrutiny

Newsday is reporting that the new owners of three Long Island, NY assisted living communities have dropped their request to extend the tax abatement agreement they had already secured upon closing last month.  The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) had extended the agency’s PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) program to developer Engel Burman before … Continue reading

Assisted Living Mandates Differ Between States

Assisted Living Mandates Differ Between States

Assisted Living varies in definition and scope between states. Skilled nursing homes have long complained about the strict laws and  regulations with which they’re governed by and have pointed to assisted living centers as being unfairly free of the same burdens. Less compliance and regulation certainly keeps costs down but the two types of housing … Continue reading

Elderly Diet Advice from an Indian Newspaper

Elderly Diet Advice from an Indian Newspaper

Kind of funny seeing the dietary recommendations the Times of India makes for senior citizens. The suggestions are sounder, I’m sure, than what you’d see in a mainstream tabloid here but stand out simply because of the vastly different Indian climate and culture. The article recommends seniors drink 15 (!) glasses of water a day, eat cumin … Continue reading

Sleep patterns in the elderly

From Web MD  (www.webmd.com): Why Does Grandpa Nap All Day? By the time we reach our senior years, we may have more time for sleep — but once again, we’re not getting it. There’s a general notion that the elderly need less sleep, but that may not be true, says Simpson, who’s just completed a … Continue reading

Strong 80 year olds??

Strong 80 year olds??

Strong 80 year olds?? In a published study, 40 competitive athletes ranging from ages 40 through 80 showed little variance in the amount of musculature, body fat percentage and leg strength.