Brad Prescott, Caring.com senior editor


Based in San Francisco, Brad Prescott is a Senior Editor for Caring.com. He focuses on advocacy, senior health and wellness, and aging.

Why I Care?

Why do I care about what we are doing at Caring.com? My father passed away at the all-too-young age of 65. The last years of his life were spent dealing with the debilitating effects of diabetes and navigating the tangled web of confusion that is Medicare, nursing home care, long-term care, and so forth. Experiencing that, I vowed to know more so I could better assist my mother as she ages.


Recently Published on Caring.com

How GCMs Provide Expert Guidance to Families — Mar 07, 2014
Facts: The average lifespan in the U.S. is 78.2 years. On average 10,000 people in the U.S. turn 65 every day. There are 40 million people "“ more than 13 percent of th...
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry: Interview With Christine deVries — Mar 03, 2014
Unfortunately, in today's society mental health is still viewed with a stigma, as some dirty little secret that many people refuse to discuss among family and friends. Many...
How to Get a Free Advance Directive — Nov 05, 2013
It's the most important issue nobody ever talks about. Be they healthcare decisions, palliative care, hospice care, or financial planning, end-of-life decisions are criti...
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Interview With Angela Lemond — May 20, 2013
With the average American having a life expectancy of 78 years of age, we're living longer than ever before. But are older Americans following the right diet to help e...
Living on the Verge of Insanity — May 07, 2013
As caregiver for her husband, Alan, who was stricken with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, Christine Sotmary spent eight years dealing firsthand with the roller coaster of ...
The Best Care Possible — Apr 11, 2013
On January 1, 2011, the oldest members of the baby boom generation celebrated their 65th birthday and marked a societal trend that will challenge us individually and collec...
The Center for Medicare Advocacy: Interview With Judith Stein — Apr 03, 2013
Love it or hate it, Medicare is a program that impacts us all as, if you aren't currently covered by it, chances are good someone you love is. Understanding how Medicare ...
Hearing Health Foundation: Interview With Andrea Boidman — Apr 03, 2013
The statistics are shocking. Nearly 50 percent of adults over age 75 and roughly 20 percent of teenagers have hearing loss. But good news is on the horizon: The Hearing Hea...
The Caregiving Wife's Handbook — Apr 03, 2013
In her book The Caregiving Wife's Handbook, Diana Denholm combines her professional experience as a certified psychotherapist with her experiences as a primary caregiver fo...
Alzheimer's Association: Interview With Beth Kallmyer — Apr 03, 2013
There is much discussion in our daily news about Alzheimer's disease and the devastating impact it has both on the individuals who suffer with it and their loved ones who ...