Category Archives: End of Life Planning

How to Prepare to Age Alone

A growing number of us have no kids, no spouse, and no logical caregiver.  Yet as always, our generation is rewriting the script, finding creative ways to age with dignity and support.  If you or someone you know is an “elder orphan”, this article could save you some sleepless nights! Source: No Spouse, No Kids, No Caregiver: How to Prepare to Age Alone | Wellness | US News

Why People Don’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Are you considering purchasing long-term care insurance?  Here are some issues to consider.  And, keep in mind that if Medicaid changes  affect nursing home  coverage, the picture just night darken dramatically.   Source: Why People Don’t Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Retirement Planning: How to Go From Anxiety to Zen

Does thinking about retirement, let alone planning for it, make you edgy?  This interview could change all that.  Don’t worry, be proactive so you can relax!  Source: Retirement Planning: How to Go From Anxiety to Zen

Signs That Someone May Need Assisted Living

It could be a parent, a friend, a spouse, or even yourself.  At some point it is just not safe or practical for folks with serious health issues to live independently or even with a loving mate.  Assisted living is that step in between living at home and the dreaded “nursing home” we all have nightmares about.  There are ways to find good care, but first you must evaluate whether it’s time.  Hopefully this article will help!Source: Signs Your Parent May Need Assisted Living

Signs A Loved One May Need Assisted Living

This is a toughie.  Our loved ones want to stay in their homes as long as is possible, but at a certain point it is just not safe.  How do you know when that time has come? Here are some clues that can be a big help.  Don’t wait till there is a serious accident or unattended illness!   Source: Signs Your Parent May Need Assisted Living

CAPABLE Program Helping Older Adults With Aging At Home

Aging at home – after all, isn’t that what the vast majority of us want?  How do we avoid nursing homes or assisted living without overburdening our loved ones? And our generation is full of “elder orphans”, people who did not have children and really have no family to turn to in a health crisis.  It’s time for innovative thinking, and the program described in this article is one of the best we’ve seen.  A comprehensive, creative approach to managing resources is the key, and we boomers are the perfect folks to make it happen.  Read on!  Source: CAPABLE Program Helping Older Adults With Aging At Home

Retire right: Plan to do it twice

This article takes traditional retirement planning advice to a new level.  And, it makes perfect sense.  You are probably going to have two very different phases of retirement – the active part, where you live out all those dreams you’ve been wishing for, and the second.  That’s when you will probably begin to need more medical care, special accommodations in your homes, and more.   Why not plan for each stage?  Here’s how:  Source: Retire right: Plan to do it twice