How Do You Know If You Should Be Considering Moving Into an Assisted Living Facility?

How Do You Know If You Should Be Considering Moving Into an Assisted Living Facility?

Are you a Florida senior who may have reached the point where it may no longer be safe or appropriate to live at home without assistance? In fact, are you wondering if you should be thinking about moving into an assisted living facility? What exactly is an assisted living facility and what might it do for you? To begin, an assisted living facility is a residential setting. Assisted living should not be confused with a skilled nursing home which...
Ideas for Starting Difficult Conversations with Your Aging Parents About Medical Care

Ideas for Starting Difficult Conversations with Your Aging Parents About Medical Care

Are you researching ideas for starting the difficult conversations with your aging parents about their medical care? Do they still live in their own home by themselves, have good health, stay active and visit with their family? Are you aware of your parents giving any thought to a time when they may not be able to make decisions for themselves because of either an accident or illness or the need for skilled nursing care? Having these...

Can I Rely on Medicare to Pay for the High Costs of My Long-Term Care? (National Long-Term Care Awareness Month)

As you age, are you concerned about how you will care for yourself if you become incapacitated or disabled or just unable to care for yourself? Do you have any long-term care plans in place? Will you rely on Medicare to pay for the high cost of your long-term care? Figuring out healthcare costs in senior years is no small task. And, in fact, as the population ages, there are an increasing number of individuals requiring long-term care services....
Key Ways to Identify the Right Level of Florida Long-Term Care (National Long-Term Care Awareness Month) 

Key Ways to Identify the Right Level of Florida Long-Term Care (National Long-Term Care Awareness Month) 

Do you have an aging loved one who has always lived alone, stayed healthy and been involved with friends and family? Does your loved one seem to be more frail or forgetful or distant? As your loved one ages even more are you concerned about their being alone in their home?  Do you know the signs that your loved one may benefit from a memory care facility or some other type of long-term care?  Equally important is being sure that their...
Creating an Estate Plan When You Have Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Creating an Estate Plan When You Have Been Diagnosed with Breast Cancer

Have you recently been diagnosed with breast cancer? We know that a breast cancer diagnosis can be a life-altering event that affects your physical and emotional well-being. In addition, it can also necessitate careful consideration of your financial and legal affairs. Florida estate planning is a crucial aspect of preparing for the uncertainties that may arise during and after a breast cancer diagnosis. We know you may have questions during...
Ways You Can Support Florida Elders During Medicare Open Enrollment

Ways You Can Support Florida Elders During Medicare Open Enrollment

Are you anticipating your first year to be involved in Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment Period? You probably already know that Medicare open enrollment begins every year on October 15th. But, did you know that during this time Medicare health and drug plans make changes to costs, coverage, providers, and pharmacies in their networks? Every year during this open enrollment period you should take the time to review your health plan for any...
9 Reasons Why New Florida Residents Need to Update Their Estate Plan!

9 Reasons Why New Florida Residents Need to Update Their Estate Plan!

Moving to Florida brings a change in lifestyle, climate, and even legal considerations, particularly when it comes to estate planning. Establishing or updating your estate plan upon relocating to Florida is crucial to ensure that your wishes are accurately reflected and your assets are protected in this state. We know how important it is to have estate planning that is relevant to your state laws and want to share with you the nine key reasons...