Independent living in their own home is the preference stated by most seniors. Is your senior loved one ready for more care than they can receive in their home? Despite our attempts to keep them at home as long as possible, at some point family caregivers may need to help find a new housing arrangement … Read moreWhen Assisted Living is Right for Your Senior – Choosing the Right Assisted Living Facility
Family caregivers often spend long hours caring for senior loved ones and their immediate family members but take little time to care for themselves. Telling someone “care for yourself so you can care for others” is so much easier said than done for family caregivers, who struggle to find the time they need to finish … Read moreImportance of Respite for Family Caregivers and How To Find It
The end of the year is upon us and hope for what the new year will bring. Once we get the celebrations behind us, it’s time to start thinking about getting our income taxes done and filed. Sorry, I don’t mean to spoil your fun! On the bright side, there are tax savings for which … Read moreTax Benefits to Lighten Financial Load of Family Caregivers (at Least a Bit)
Our population is aging, no question about the statistics! Most are aging in place with their medical and caregiving needs met by family members or paid caregivers. How will your senior face their long term care health and daily living needs on a fixed income? Some have planned ahead and purchased long term care insurance (LTCI) … Read moreLong Term Care Insurance – How Do We Know if It’s a Smart Buy?
Two things are unavoidable for us all. Just one of them happens more than once, though. Yes, it is tax time again! Family caregivers and their senior loved ones all deserve the opportunity to have their taxes prepared in an efficient, accurate, timely and stress-free manner. Caregivers can use all the financial help they can get when … Read moreTax Time Savings and Safety Tips for Seniors and Family Caregivers
Now is the time to review your senior’s financial plan for what is yet to come in terms of health and aging needs. With increasing longevity, their financial plan may need adjustment to meet future needs. Seniors, no matter their ability or wellness, are likely to need some form of care as they age, which will cost them … Read moreCosts of Growing Old – Will Seniors’ Financial Planning Cover Them All?
Let’s face it, getting older is expensive. More and more of our senior loved ones – and even ourselves – are realizing that aging comes with costs, both expected and unexpected, for which we might not be financially prepared. A recent report by Genworth Research found that 53% of us have not made any financial plans … Read moreHelping Your Senior Understand and Prepare for the Rising Cost of Aging
Did you know: 70% of those currently over 65 years are expected to use some form of long term care for their future healthcare needs. How best will they be able to afford that care is something that worries caregivers and seniors. Some people think that Medicare will cover all their bills, but in reality … Read moreLong Term Care Insurance: Has Your Senior Read Their LTC Policy Lately?
Time again to think about your senior loved one’s healthcare options for the coming year. We know you look forward to this fun each fall! Open enrollment for Medicare began October 15 and runs until December 7. That means it’s time again when seniors make important healthcare selections for the coming year – – and … Read moreMedicare Open Enrollment Time Again! Helping Seniors Navigate the Options