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With a Longer Life-Span and Greater Odds of Living Alone, Women Should Pay Special Attention to Long-Term Care

We’ve read plenty of articles in recent years concerning long-term care costs, and we’ve shared several of these reports here on the AgingOptions blog. Most of these reports seem to presume that the majority of retirees will be facing their care needs and related decisions as a couple. But this recent Kiplinger article by financial … Read more

Proponents for Long-Term Care Fear that Bipartisan Infrastructure Proposals Will Leave Urgent LTC Improvements Unfunded

Bipartisanship in Washington, D.C., is such a rarity these days that most people get excited when Republicans and Democrats can agree on anything. In recent weeks, a series of articles has made it seem like Congress and the Biden Administration are tantalizingly close to an agreement on a $1-plus trillion plan to improve the nation’s … Read more

Kiplinger: Paying for Long-Term Care from Your 401(k) Could Put You in Danger of a Major Tax Bite

If you’re like most retirees, a significant portion of your retirement savings is in pre-tax accounts such as a 401(k), 403(b) or IRA. And like most retirees you’re probably concerned about how best to cover any future long-term care costs that might arise. According to this recent article from Kiplinger, if you were counting on … Read more

Older Americans Face Tough Choices When Planning for Long-Term Care

We once heard someone say, “Growing old isn’t for sissies.” If you’re a regular listener to our AgingOptions radio program, or a regular reader of our blog, it won’t come as a surprise to you that aging Americans face some significant challenges when planning for their long-term care. Now this article that just appeared last … Read more

Holiday Family Time May Be the Best Time for Long-Term Care Talk

Are you getting together with family during the holidays? As odd as the idea may seem, these family gatherings – especially if you’re not physically together very often – might provide the ideal opportunity to have a conversation about a topic many families avoid: long-term care. We ran across this article last week on the … Read more

Who Bears Most of the Costs Associated with Dementia? Families Do.

A great number of articles have been written in recent months about the increasing prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S. Today there are more than 5 million Americans, nearly all seniors, suffering with the disease, a group whose care this year will cost the nation almost $260 billion.  These costs, according to experts, could … Read more

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