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  • Published: August 19, 2019

You may see it coming:  Unfortunately, as hard as you try, you just can’t take care of your ill spouse at home any more. At this emotionally difficult time, the last thing you need is the stress of not knowing where to find the money to pay for the steep costs of institutional care. Advance planning is a must. As…Read More

  • Published: August 12, 2019

For some seniors in the baby boomer generation aging brings with it new challenges in the form of solo aging. Solo aging is a senior who has no children and no younger (or healthier) family members to assist them as they age. Baby boomers are living longer and healthier lives but for some there is no escaping the eventualities of…Read More

  • Published: August 5, 2019

With changes in medicine, technology, and socioeconomics, it’s no surprise that that assisted living is changing, too. The rising cost of assisted living means that some families are looking to new alternatives, while those who consider traditional assisted living have new options to consider. In-Home Care Alternatives to assisted living include multigenerational housing and in-home care. As these options become…Read More

  • Published: July 29, 2019

In 2006, Miriam Webster included the term sandwich generation in the dictionary for the first time. Sandwich generation is defined as “a generation of people, typically in their thirties or forties, responsible for bringing up their own children and for the care of their aging parents”. This is occurring because medicine and technology are allowing people to live longer and…Read More

  • Published: July 22, 2019

According to a recent government report, available here, Medicare and Social Security are at risk of insolvency. Unless action is taken, Social Security will exceed its income by 2020, whereas Medicare is projected to exceed its hospital insurance fund by 2026. Social Security will have to start spending down, potentially including massive cuts in payments to recipients by 2035. Likewise, Medicare…Read More

  • Published: July 15, 2019

When it comes to establishing wills and estate plans, older Americans outpace their younger counterparts. Still, a significant number — 19 percent of those over age 72 and 42 percent of those between 53 and 71, according to survey data — lack any type of estate plan. Although managing these details can seem daunting, and even depressing, the task becomes far less…Read More

  • Published: July 9, 2019

It is true that you spend the first half of your life trying to get something and the second half of your life trying to keep it. If you are a senior, or very nearly there, it is time to review how you plan to protect your finances. Below are seven steps to assist you in your financial planning. Get Qualified…Read More

  • Published: July 1, 2019

A letter of intent can be a beneficial piece in estate planning. It is an informal document that will give your loved-ones important information about personal and financial matters after your death. Letters of intent are not legally binding and do not replace your need for a will or a living trust, however it can be a nice complement to…Read More

  • Published: June 24, 2019

Individuals who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are prone to wandering. This is often caused by the decline in cognitive functioning and symptoms such as restlessness and confusion that are associated with this decline. The more these diseases progress, the more likely it is that the senior will wander. This wandering causes additional stress on family…Read More

  • Published: June 17, 2019

Many elderly people who are diagnosed with dementia are unprepared for future care. Once this type of diagnosis is received, preparing for the future can no longer be avoided. If you or someone you love has received a dementia diagnosis, begin immediately to discuss and seek guidance for future care. We have defined four steps that should be taken. Contact…Read More

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