Author “Compelling personal stories, helpful information… and ideas for ways to strengthen the safety net that too often fails families. Caring for Our Parents is a book for everyone.” John Rother, former Executive Vice-President AARP LEARN MORE | BUY THE BOOK Speaker • Professional organizations • Consumer groups • Health care providers Keynote speaker and panelist specializing in tax policy and aging issues • Universities and research organizations Commentator • Tax Policy • Long-Term Care • Aging Issues and Quality of Life

About Howard Gleckman

I am author of “Caring for Our Parents” and a senior fellow at the Urban Institute, where I am affiliated with the Tax Policy Center and the Retirement Policy Program. I write regular columns on both aging and tax policy for Forbes.com, and am a frequent speaker on both topics


About Caring for Our Parents

A close-up, personal look at our nation’s dysfunctional system of delivering and paying for this assistance. I tell this powerful story through the eyes of real families, as well as policy experts and health professionals.


Caring for Our Parents Blog

Fixing Nursing Homes Nine Small Steps At A Time

It hardly is news that nursing homes are in trouble. Consumers think they are unsafe; nurses, aides, and other staff are reluctant to work for them; hundreds of facilities are shutting and others are closing beds and even entire wings [...]


Howard’s TaxVox Blog

Making sense of America’s tax system: Tax Vox explains how it affects you, your family, and American business, and what it means for our economy.