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...
4 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Your Aging Parents

4 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Your Aging Parents

Have you noticed that your parents are beginning to look older? Do they still live in their own home, buy their own groceries and drive themselves to appointments? Have you had any conversations with them about their future? For example, do they have an estate plan, if they became incapacitated where would they want to live or who is in charge of their affairs if they were incapacitated? We know that talking with your aging parents about estate...
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...
4 Mistakes Families Can Make When Advocating for Senior Loved Ones

4 Mistakes Families Can Make When Advocating for Senior Loved Ones

Did you know that one of the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis was the fact that many families were confronted with not knowing how to respond to a health care emergency involving their senior loved ones? Sadly, the pandemic impacted senior adults excessively harder than the rest of society, and many families realized they lacked the basic health care documents needed to act effectively on the behalf of their senior loved ones. Knowing that the...
Tips for Addressing Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in an Elder Loved One

Tips for Addressing Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in an Elder Loved One

Were you aware that June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month? Currently, did you know that there are more than 5.8 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s Disease? Even though there is still no known cure, it is widely accepted that the number one risk factor is advanced age. Playing a critical role in supporting an impacted senior’s long-term well-being are family caregivers. There are many resources available to help family caregivers....