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Isolation Is Causing Elderly Americans to Neglect Themselves

Isolation Is Causing Elderly Americans to Neglect Themselves

The Coronavirus is isolating our elder population from their family and extended community, increasing the likelihood of elder neglect. With the flu season fast on approach this isolation and the possibility of a resurgence of COVID-19, older Americans will likely…

Considerations for Long-Term Care Insurance

Considerations for Long-Term Care Insurance

In order for the elderly and disabled to receive the personal and health support they need, long-term care insurance can be the solution. However, it is important to understand long-term care insurance before the time comes when the benefits are…

A Guide for Understanding Advanced Care Directives

A Guide for Understanding Advanced Care Directives

Imagining the likelihood of a deadly illness or injury is not something people like to think about. Because of this, we rarely think about how to protect ourselves and our loved ones if the worst were to happen. However, just…

Long-Term Care Coverage Through Medicare

Long-Term Care Coverage Through Medicare

At age 65, seniors are eligible to receive health-care benefits through Medicare if they have paid into Social Security. Individuals under age 65 who qualify to receive Social Security Disability benefits are also covered under Medicare, as well as anyone…

Prenuptial Agreements Are Appropriate at Any Age

Prenuptial Agreements Are Appropriate at Any Age

A married couple, Ginny and George, had extended family they wanted to leave their assets to when they died. Unfortunately, Ginny was then diagnosed with cancer. She began to worry: What could happen if she died before George did, and…

The Benefits of Having a Family Caregiving Meeting

The Benefits of Having a Family Caregiving Meeting

When caring for an aging family member, a family caregiving meeting can be a great way to coordinate communications and activities. These meetings are beneficial for helping to keep all family members abreast of decisions that need to be made,…

Seniors Use Crowdsourcing to Evaluate Areas to Retire

Seniors Use Crowdsourcing to Evaluate Areas to Retire

On average, two-thirds of Americans 65 or older would prefer to age in place, while the other one-third would want to live somewhere else. The family remains the most significant factor when deciding where retirees live, followed by the general…

The Challenges That Come With Solo Aging

The Challenges That Come With Solo Aging

A senior who has no children and no younger (or healthier) family members to assist them as they age is said to be solo aging. As in generations before, baby boomers are living longer and healthier lives but for some,…

Don’t Leave It up to Someone Else to Draw the Line

Don’t Leave It up to Someone Else to Draw the Line

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought an important question to the forefront; 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…

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