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  • Published: June 11, 2019

Walk. It is one of the most effective ways to maintain your overall health as you age. It provides a myriad of benefits both physical and mental. Grab a buddy and walk. It can be your spouse, your neighbor, your children, a friend, your dog or any combination of these. If you don’t have a dog consider adopting a middle-aged…Read More

  • Published: June 4, 2019

To age well, you must use sound financial judgment as well as make healthy choices for your body and mind. The goal is to remain as healthy as you can for as long as you can and have a healthy bank account to support those goals. Beyond the obvious, such as choosing the right insurance plan and saving money for…Read More

  • Published: May 28, 2019

Long term care (LTC) is comprised of a variety of services that meet medical and non-medical requirements for people who cannot care for themselves for long periods of time. It is a highly individualized care system which can be formally or informally provided. Formal facilities that provide long term care go by various names such as residential continuing care facility,…Read More

  • Published: May 20, 2019

There are 58 million Americans five years of age or older that are identified as special needs making them the largest single minority in this country. The majority of federal and state benefits available to help persons with disabilities are needs based, meaning income and assets are strictly limited and can often by misinterpreted, resulting in costly mistakes. Properly Drafting a Trust…Read More

  • Published: May 13, 2019

A study conducted by The Blackstone Group, an independent research firm, on behalf of Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement outlines some very unsettling data regarding middle-income baby boomer retirement care preparedness. According to the survey above, the bleak financial reality of this demographic is that 79 percent of middle-income baby boomers have NO savings put aside to cover…Read More

  • Published: May 8, 2019

Contemplating our own death is one of the hardest challenges we will ever have to face. Yet, if we want our dying to be meaningful and merciful, it is imperative that we think about it while we still can. Most of us want to die at home, in a familiar and peaceful setting surrounded by loved ones. We would much…Read More

  • Published: April 30, 2019

If you are a senior or have a loved one who is struggling with the process of paying their household bills, Silver Bills can eliminate the task and alleviate the worry about proper handling of monthly bills. As many baby boomers continue to opt for aging in place, home administrative tasks can become difficult. Family members who would like to…Read More

  • Published: April 23, 2019

Projected demographics indicate that memory care is about to become a booming market of opportunity for the development of facilities for specialized memory care needs.   Some of the fundamental changes include inventive care settings that are vastly different than existing dementia support floors and secure units. Some of the care settings have not yet been realized as research and understanding of cognitive…Read More

  • Published: April 16, 2019

Having a special needs child has many challenges. One of the toughest challenges faced by many parents is knowing how to best care for their special needs child as they reach adulthood. While there are many areas that need consideration when planning for the transition of a special needs child to adulthood, we have highlighted 3 important areas. 1. Education…Read More

  • Published: April 9, 2019

Respite care is substitute care when a caregiver needs a break. If possible, these breaks should be scheduled regularly, giving the caregiver time to rest. It can be for a short period like a day or a few hours or for the purpose of giving the caregiver a vacation. Respite care is often overlooked. However, this type of care should…Read More

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