Author Archives: Elana D Buch

About Elana D Buch

I am interested the new kinds of intimate relationships that adults forge in later life, including with new romantic partners and paid care workers. I am particularly interested in how these relationships shape the intersections of care and power in later life. My book, Staying Alive in America, shows how paid home care, which is the fastest growing occupation in the United States, generates elders independence by obscuring interdependence and capitalizing on social and economic inequality. In my new research New Love in Later Life, am looking at the ways that new romantic relationships begun in older age might be transforming experiences of care and kinship.