4 Must-Dos of Retirement Planning

4 Must-Dos of Retirement Planning

As you approach retirement age, you may think you have done what you need to do to prepare by saving diligently over the years. And that is certainly important. But be sure you have checked off these four other important tasks as well, to ensure your retirement is secure.



Are CCRC Refundable Entry Fee Contracts a Good Deal?

Are CCRC Refundable Entry Fee Contracts a Good Deal?

With so many CCRCs offering refundable entry fee contracts, a reasonable question often asked by consumers is whether it makes good financial sense to choose a refundable contract compared to a traditional, declining-balance contract. Here’s how to choose between these two options.

Home Healthcare Provider vs. Home Care Provider

Home Healthcare Provider vs. Home Care Provider

What’s the difference between a “home healthcare provider” and a “home care provider”? The names are very similar, but their services are quite different. And it’s especially important to understand the key differences between the two since one may be covered by Medicare, while the other isn’t.

Do Your Loved Ones TRULY Understand Your End-of-Life Wishes?

Do Your Loved Ones TRULY Understand Your End-of-Life Wishes?

While older adults may take the necessary steps to identify a loved one to make end-of-life care decisions for them, the senior’s preferences are not always effectively communicated or properly understood. A recent study reveals stark evidence that seniors and their surrogates need to have more structured, frank conversations to plan for and properly adhere to end-of-life wishes.

4 Key Factors of the CCRC Decision Process

4 Key Factors of the CCRC Decision Process

You have already decided that you want the long-term security of a CCRC, but there are so many things to consider when looking at different providers; it is understandable if your head is spinning and/or you feel overwhelmed with the options. I recommend breaking down the decision into these four categories…

Should We Scrap the Phrase, Hospice Has Been Called In?

Should We Scrap the Phrase, Hospice Has Been Called In?

More and more Americans are taking on the caregiver role as their parents become elderly. Simultaneously, there is an increasing focus in our country on providing patients with compassionate, dignified care, especially as they deal with a serious illness or reach the end of their life. This is where palliative care and hospice programs can assist.

8 Questions to Consider Before You Decide to Age in Place

8 Questions to Consider Before You Decide to Age in Place

If you are a senior who feels that you want to age in place in your own home, it’s important that you do the appropriate planning. Here are a few important questions that you need to consider to ensure health, happiness, and safety in your home.

The Long-Term Care Ombudsmen Program: Advocating for Seniors

The Long-Term Care Ombudsmen Program: Advocating for Seniors

Your local long-term care ombudsmen program advocates for people living in care facilities, offering residents a way to file a formal complaint against a facility and then working to resolve the grievance or regulatory violation. They also can provide you with information about any complaints lodged against the senior living communities you are considering.

Fit for Move-In?: The CCRC Health Evaluation Requirement

Fit for Move-In?: The CCRC Health Evaluation Requirement

To confirm that you meet the facility’s contractual health requirements, you may need to complete a health questionnaire and undergo a medical exam before moving to a CCRC. Why do they require this…and will you pass their test?