In the Future How Will You Pay for Long-Term Care?

In the Future How Will You Pay for Long-Term Care?

Have you considered a future that might include the need for long-term care? Furthermore, how would you pay for long-term care if you needed it? Have you thought about the reality that in the future you may not be able to live on your own, in your own home, without mobility and cognitive challenges? In fact, it is not a reality that many of us want to face or plan for. In fact, with less than half of all Americans today even completing their...
Are You Heading for Florida Guardianship?

Are You Heading for Florida Guardianship?

If you were to suddenly become incapacitated due to an accident, injury or disease, what would happen to you? What if your advanced age keeps you from an ability to properly keep up with all your medications, regular hygiene, or basic finances? Are you planning for a family member to step in and take over your affairs? Will the state have to step in and appoint a guardian for you? The decision may not be that easy. Unfortunately, even if you...
The 8 Point Nursing Home Checklist You and Your Loved Ones Need

The 8 Point Nursing Home Checklist You and Your Loved Ones Need

Do you have loved ones, who still live in their own home? Have they been able to stay active in their community and take care of themselves? However, are you beginning to see signs that they may be having health issues that impact their ability to care for themselves and their home? In fact, do you think your loved ones may need to move into an assisted living facility or a nursing home soon? We understand that the decision to move your loved...
Five Significant Changes that May Show Your Parent Needs In-Home Care

Five Significant Changes that May Show Your Parent Needs In-Home Care

After a continued period of social distancing, traveling restrictions, and limited opportunities to see loved ones in person, were you able to visit with your aging parent during the holidays? Even though technology has enabled many of us to remain connected, there are certain things that you can do, or that are easier to notice, in person. When you are visiting in person with an aging parent, it is important to pay attention to even the...
5 Ideas to Use When Talking to Your Loved Ones About Long-Term Care Planning Over the Holidays

5 Ideas to Use When Talking to Your Loved Ones About Long-Term Care Planning Over the Holidays

Do your aging parents have a long-term care plan in place? Are you aware that, according to the American Health Care Association, more than half of Americans will require long-term care at some point in their lives? It may be a difficult topic to have with your aging parents who, at some point, may need long-term care but having a hard discussion before a parent’s health declines is optimal. Your parents will be assured that their wishes are...