"Aging In The Shadows"

In the days before it aired, we got a lot of e-mails about the Evening News's investigation on "Aging in the Shadows." This is a subject that strikes close to the heart of many Americans -- including the correspondent, Armen Keteyian.

Yesterday, he filed a notebook on the subject of caring for aging parents and wrote:

Like many of you, I came to assisted living suddenly and unexpectedly — when my mother-in-law suffered a serious stroke. Without warning our family was thrust into the world of elder-care attorneys and residential care. I sat in on meetings as my father-in-law was pitched about the quality of this facility or that, sifted through brochures featuring special "Memory Neighborhoods" for those in the early stages of Alzheimer's and cringed when it became clear what the out-of-pocket costs would run every month.
This is a fact of life that more of us are, unfortunately, getting to know.

Armen's notebookadds more about what we know, and what we don't, about the hazy world of assisted living. I'd encourage you to check it out, as well as the resources linked on the story's page.