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.
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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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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?
Here are links to six articles from the past few years that we have found to be particularly helpful for those who are considering a CCRC.