During Family Caregivers Month, We Explain IADLs and Salute Families Making Tough Decisions

November is National Family Caregivers Month, set aside as a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country.  Family caregivers are in every sense of the word the backbone of senior healthcare, deserving of every ounce of appreciation we can bestow. In light of Family Caregivers Month, we chose to revisit the topic … Read more

Planning for Retirement: It’s a Play in Three Acts

When planning for retirement, many of us think of our “post-work” years as one long season of life. But as most retirement planners know, and most retirees eventually discover, planning for retirement doesn’t mean planning for one season. It really means planning for three distinct periods of life, like watching a play in three acts. … Read more

Assisted Living Facilities Facing New Strain as Residents Become Older, Sicker

For decades, assisted living has been seen as the ideal bridge between independent living and skilled nursing care. When mom or dad needed a little extra help with activities of daily living, such as assistance getting dressed or reminders to take prescriptions, assisted living facilities were designed to meet the need. One industry source pegs … Read more

Even with an Empty Nest, Plenty of Time, and Lots of Good Intentions, Decluttering Your Home Can Be Harder Than You Expect

Not to skip right past Christmas – but a glance at the calendar tells us that we’re not far from New Year’s Day, which means a set of New Year’s resolutions. We suspect that for many of our readers, “getting rid of the clutter” is high on the list. Since the COVID pandemic started, we’ve … Read more

Senior Housing: 55-Plus Communities May be a Marketing Success, but Many Retirees Prefer the Benefits of More Diverse Living

As the baby boomers age, the demand for new, more exciting forms of senior living is mushrooming all across America – particularly in Florida, where the master-planned community The Villages is now home to more than 50,000 people. In fact, according to this intriguing article from NextAvenue, The Villages is the nation’s fastest growing community, … Read more

Is Your Retirement Plan a House of Cards?

If you’re the average American, your retirement plan consists of legal documents (your estate plan) and a nest egg (your financial plan) designed to achieve two primary goals: This kind of planning works beautifully if you’re lucky enough to die in your sleep. Most of us won’t be so fortunate. More than two thirds of … Read more

Common Sense, Cost-Effective Program Helps Low Income Seniors Safely Age in Place

In our technology-driven society, it seems we tend to rely too much on professional health care providers, nursing homes, and digital solutions to solve all of our health care problems – an observation that seems especially true when it comes to senior care. But often the best ideas for healthy aging appear to come, not … Read more

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