Financial Caregiving: A Topic No One Wants to Discuss

Money. Even under the best of circumstances, it’s a subject few people want to discuss…even with individuals in their own family. But as people age, it becomes important—and sometimes necessary—that the senior’s adult children or another trusted person has an understanding of their financial situation—what is sometimes referred to as “financial caregiving.” It happens too [...]

By |2023-08-05T14:10:42-04:00September 17th, 2018|

Planning for the Future After a Spouse’s Death

The death of a spouse or partner is one of the most difficult experiences people will endure in life, requiring more psychological and behavioral adjustment than just about any other period of life transition. And there is ample research that confirms it. The Changing Lives of Older Couples (CLOC) study, conducted out of the University [...]

By |2023-08-05T14:34:24-04:00February 12th, 2018|

Pre-Crisis vs. Post-Crisis Planning: Confronting Life’s Unknowns

“Planning for a crisis”: It almost sounds like an oxymoron. But as we grow older, it becomes a matter of practicality. Yes, we’d all like to think that we will be healthy and able-bodied for the rest of our lives, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. And that’s where planning for a crisis comes [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:44:46-04:00November 6th, 2017|

The Unexpected Costs of Caring for an Aging Parent

According to data collected by the National Alliance for Caregiving, there are over 66 million family caregivers in the United States. That translates to nearly 40 percent of the U.S. adult population…a stunning statistic. This number includes people who are caring for the sick or disabled, but the majority of these caregivers are assisting an elderly [...]

By |2023-12-19T15:11:15-05:00August 7th, 2017|

Close-up: The AARP Long-Term Services & Supports Scorecard

I’m always eager to share resources for people who are interested in learning more about the senior living industry and related topics like long-term care. That’s why I was excited to hear about the most recent version of the AARP Public Policy Institute’s Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) State Scorecard Report. Ranking LTSS by state [...]

By |2023-08-04T20:04:20-04:00June 29th, 2017|
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