Category Archives: End of Life Planning

Elder Care and Assisted Living: Consumer Reports Overview

Sooner or later, for ourselves or our loved ones, it’s going to come up.  What is the difference between assisted living and nursing home care? What are the options for paying for it?  Here’s a good discussion from a source we have learned to trust – Consumer Reports.  Source: Elder Care and Assisted Living: Who Will Care for You? – Consumer Reports

Healthy, happy aging advice

Well, the actual tittle of the article is advice for women, but I think it applies to both sexes and probably most of the Senior Spokane peeps.  We’re always looking for ways to improve our experiences, and these days we must do that through the prism of advancing ages.  There’s a whole new demographic of folks in their sixties, seventies, and beyond literally having the time of their lives.  Can it be you? Source: Healthy, happy aging advice for women

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