Category Archives: End of Life Planning

Women and Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-term care insurance is far more expensive for women than men, so here are ways women can keep costs down.   Source: Women and Long-Term Care Insurance

How to Prepare for The Three Stages of Life After 50

Growing older is a privilege, but sometimes we need a little push to truly appreciate it.  This new book outlines three distinct stages of life after 50, and we think it makes a lot of sense.  Here’s an intriguing excerpt:  Source: How to Prepare for The Three Stages of Life After 50

How Can We Keep People Out of Nursing Homes?

I live in a senior building, and this is a common topic and top concern among my neighbors.   Nobody wants to go to a nursing home or even the slightly less alarming alternative, assisted living.  Around here they call it “the next phase”.  I see a very fine line between when a person can live independently and when they are no longer able to stay safe alone.  Often, the stopgap is some form of in-home care, and that can make a huge difference.  Let’s hope that some of the innovative programs detailed in this article help, so we can all age with grace and dignity.  Source: How Can We Keep People Out of Nursing Homes?

The Social Security Program for People With Dementia

Are you trying to help a family member or friend with dementia? Little-known government Representative Payees might be the answer to many financial problems.  Take a look! Source: The Social Security Representative Payee Program

When to Consider Hospice Care

Nobody likes to think about hospice,  but it’s good to research what it’s all about before you or a loved one needs them.   Hospice care can make a huge difference in the quality of life for those in their last days, and services are often covered by insurance.  Why not read this good article and tuck it away till it’s needed?  Source: When to Consider Hospice Care – Consumer Reports