Answers for Elders: Boomers Online Community

Answers for Elders is an online community that was founded with the belief that no one should have to navigate the care of a loved one by themselves or unsupported. When it comes to making decisions, preparing for the future, or addressing a current crisis, Answers for Elders helps equip adult children with the tools and resources that they need.

Answers for Elders has gathered a range of experts in their fields to share their insight into a range of topics affecting elders, their loved ones and caregivers. You will find the voices of attorneys, healthcare consultants, geriatric care managers, senior advisors, financial advisors, and dementia experts. As an expert in eldercare, Mary Lynn Pannen, RN, BSN, CCM is among the contributing experts whose articles are a rich resource on important issues in eldercare. It is just one of the many ways Sound Options shares its wisdom with their clients, colleagues, and community

With the number of baby boomers is currently 80 million and that number is increasing. 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day for the next 19 years. We are an aging society. If we are to tackle the enormous challenges of our longevity, we must face them as a community. According to the National Alliance on Caregiving, the average caretaker works outside of the home, and has a list of other responsibly, many of which are caring for children as well. The average caregiver spends over 20 hours per week caring for a parent and has to cut down on hours at work by 41%. Caretakers of elderly parents experience more health problems and are more likely to suffer from chronic illnesses themselves. Finding ways to care for loved ones while not neglecting the care of ourselves will be a crucial component to finding positive outcomes that ensure a high quality of life for all involved. 

For details, visit and click on the Expert Team to view their articles and resources. 

Published on June 24, 2013.