Coronavirus Isolation Has Led to Increased Loneliness in Seniors

Growing older can present its challenges and may not be as pleasant as once thought. Diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, heart conditions, and pulmonary problems are common hurdles to overcome or manage. Apart from these well-known health issues growing evidence points to the powerful negative effects that loneliness plays in the life of senior well-being. […]

The New Addition to the Workforce: Seniors

There is a large group of people, aged 50+ that are currently financially supporting their children and their parents, making it harder for them to make ends meet. There are over 3 million seniors or near-seniors looking for full-time employment and millions more looking for part-time work. Seniors are finding that to make ends meet […]

Continuing Care Retirement Communities on the Rise

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRC), sometimes referred to as life plan communities, the goal is to provide a long-term care option for older residents. These residents prefer to live in the same community, though in different phase locations, during their aging process. In essence, it is a continuum of care that will see you through […]

Many Older Adults Living Paycheck to Paycheck

It is a tragedy that 45 percent of older Americans are having problems meeting their basic obligations. Many of these older adults must routinely shuffle their available resources in an attempt to keep quality health care, a roof over their heads, lighting, heating and air conditioning, cash resources for food and medicine, and other life […]

Things to Consider When Caregiving in a Pandemic

It is important, now more than ever, that caregivers are properly prepared, especially during this Coronavirus Pandemic. Caregivers must balance the need for their care partner’s health and balance it with that person’s safety. As the US heads into seasonally extreme weather months, it is prudent to create or revisit existing plans for evacuating a […]

Life-Prolonging Measures, How Far Do You Go?

If you or someone you love is taken down by a life-threatening illness, how far would you want extreme life-prolonging measures to be tried? For us who are particularly vulnerable – seniors, those with compromised immune systems, those already struggling with medical conditions – this question is particularly stark. Many people are familiar with DNR […]

Be Careful With Inheritances and Medicaid

Many mistakes can be made when it comes to inheritances and Medicaid. Those mistakes can be costly. When a person is drawing Medicaid benefits and inherits money or property, that inheritance jeopardizes the benefits. The inheritance must be handled carefully to minimize expensive penalties. What “careful” means, though, can be misunderstood without the necessary expertise. […]

Essential Things to Understand About Estate Planning

Estate planning may sound like the domain of the very wealthy, however, in the eyes of the law, an estate is simply the aggregate of property an individual owns, and most everyone owns something. Property ownership includes individual as well as jointly owned bank accounts, stocks and bonds, retirement accounts, real estate, jewelry, vehicles, your […]