Vanguard Estates: The True Cost of Care

Vanguard Estates: The True Cost of Care

By Rose Eveleth

In this series, we’re taking a look at some of the real science, policy, economics, law and ethics that inspired the events of Vanguard Estates. Today we’re digging into the economics of senior care — both for the families and individuals who need care, and those who provide it. 


Laurie Orlov: founder of Aging and Health Technology Watch Dyvonne Body: community development specialist for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, lead author of The True Cost of Caregiving report. Nikki: care partner & founder of A Log Cabin in Brooklyn Dr. Alana Lee Glaser: assistant professor of anthropology at Saint John's University Kate Swaffer: activist & author, co-founder of Dementia Alliance International Dr. Clara Berridge: associate professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work Victor Wang: CEO of

→ → → Further reading & resources here! ← ← ← 

Flash Forward is hosted by, Rose Eveleth and produced by Ozzy Llinas Goodman. The intro music is by Asura and the outro music is by Hussalonia. The episode art is by Mattie Lubchansky.

Get in touch:  Twitter // Facebook // Reddit //

Support the show: Patreon // Donorbox

Subscribe: iTunes // Soundcloud // Spotify 

Episode Sponsors: 

Tavour: Tavour is THE app for fans of beer, craft brews, and trying new and exciting labels. You sign up in the app and can choose the beers you’re interested in (including two new ones DAILY) adding to your own personalized crate. Use code: flashforward for $10 off after your first order of $25 or more.

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Heart UK