VOL. 121 | NO. 111 | Friday, May 26, 2006
Growth highlights burgeoning elder care market
Just as AARP The Magazine listed Memphis as one of five "Dream Towns" for retirement because of affordable housing and favorable weather, an upscale senior community in the city is undergoing a major expansion to keep up with its own growth.
Shortly before 60-year-old James Carmon died in his home in the small town of Luxora in northwest Arkansas, a medical injury had made it so difficult for him to sit in his wheelchair he would have to lie down on his couch or bed after just half an hour to relieve the pain.
The heat from the searing Arkansas summer sun likely is still hot on her skin.