Scott Morris, Caring.com writer


Scott Morris is an independent journalist whose award-winning reporting has appeared in numerous publications such as local wire service Bay City News and more recently in outlets like the East Bay Express, Hoodline and Oakland Magazine. Living in Oakland, California, he covers a wide variety of topics from policing policy and civil rights law to Bay Area sports.


Recently Published on Caring.com

The Dos and Don'ts of Pain Management for Elderly Adults — Apr 18, 2018
The opioid epidemic that has struck communities across the United States is raising concerns among many patients and caregivers about using certain pain medications. And ...
The Opioid Epidemic: Is a Senior in Your Life Affected? — Feb 15, 2018
As many seniors suffer from chronic pain conditions, they can be more at risk of addiction to opioids than you might think. The Opioid Crisis has reached every corner of...
All About the RAISE Act: America's Caregivers Get a RAISE — Jan 19, 2018
The federal government is finally taking notice of the plight of family caregivers. President Donald Trump signed the “Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage Fam...
3 Ways the New Tax Law Will Impact Seniors — Jan 16, 2018
The short answer: For now, it will depend on your income level and where you live, but in the long-term, seniors could see their healthcare premiums go up. With the whir...
5 Things to Keep in Mind During Medicare Open Enrollment 2017 — Nov 20, 2017
With Medicare open enrollment underway, many new and existing Medicare beneficiaries have been wondering about their plan and what to expect in the future in an uncertain p...
Young Caregivers in the U.S. Face Adult Challenges — Nov 02, 2017
When Molly Arnold was 14, her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Her family moved from Houston to Fayetteville, Arkansas so her mother could step in as her...
When Natural Disasters Hit, Don't Let Older Loved Ones Get Left Behind — Oct 13, 2017
A string of devastating major natural disasters in the last few months have given us near-constant reminders that it’s important to be prepared for these kinds of even...
More Seniors Heading Back to School with University-Based Retirement Communities — Sep 21, 2017
As millions of university students head back to school this fall, some may notice a silver-haired classmate or two sitting nearby. That’s because there’s a growing tr...
Does Your State Have a CARE Act? — Sep 14, 2017
Over the last three years, new laws in support of family caregivers have swept the country, and there’s now some variation of the CARE Act in effect in nearly three-quart...
2017's 10 Worst States to Grow Old — Aug 16, 2017
Growing old isn’t easy. America’s oldest adults can face steep costs, and declining health can seriously interfere with quality of life. Still, some states appear to be mea...