Oftentimes the best way to prepare for a journey – in this case, the journey of long-term care planning for a loved one – is to talk with those who have been there. We know how long-term care planning is supposed to go when the process unfolds smoothly. But what
If you’re “of a certain age,” there’s no doubt you’ve wondered many times when you might be ready to retire. Certainly, there’s no shortage of articles that attempt to help you answer the question, “Am I ready to retire?” Sadly, while some of these articles might contain pearls of wisdom,
Have you ever had a power of attorney denied, or rejected by a bank as invalid? If you have, then you know how aggravating a power of attorney denied can be. Anyone in the field of elder care will tell you that a power of attorney is an essential document.
The issue of proper nursing home staffing levels seems to be raging these days. In the aftermath of COVID and with the reality of chronic labor shortages, nursing home staffing – or the lack of it – has been blamed for a host of ills in the long-term care industry.
As we age, many of us have a written bucket list – but how many of us have a “chuck-it list”? Could it be that a chuck-it list might actually help us enjoy life more as we grow older? We confess, here at the Blog, that we love this idea
Are you in danger of committing the top three Social Security mistakes? Do you even know what the top three Social Security mistakes are? If you don’t, you’re not alone. With 10,000 boomers turning 65 every day, millions of people each year are coming to grips with the intricacies of
Why doesn’t Uncle Sam offer Medicare-paid training for family caregivers? Everyone agrees that family caregivers are the backbone of what passes for a long-term care system in the U.S. Yet millions are thrust into the role of caring for a loved one with no background, experience, or training. Medicare-paid training
Here’s a question to ask yourself: “What if I retired today?” Many of us spend years thinking about and planning for our retirement, but that question – “What if I retired today?” – can really help bring things into sharper focus. If I retired today, would I be financially and
Do you believe that happiness is a choice? These days, particularly in the wake of the COVID pandemic, it seems that happiness is in short supply. But as psychologists tell us, happiness is a choice we have the power to make. What’s more, if happiness is a choice, then it’s
If you’re old enough to have a clear memory of the 1980s – not that long ago, we hear you say – then you recall the television hit “The Golden Girls.” This sitcom ran for seven seasons and racked up a long list of awards, due in large part to