Five Wishes The Five Wishes document helps you express how you want to be treated if you are seriously ill and unable to speak for yourself. It is unique among all other living will and health agent forms because it looks to all of a person’s needs: medical, personal, emotional and spiritual. Five Wishes also encourages discussing your wishes [...]
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Senior Money Problems: When Funds are Getting Tight At age 85, you’re happy to be healthy and living longer than you ever expected. But money is running out. Not only will you be unable to leave your children the inheritance they’re expecting, but funds are getting tight for you as well. What do you say [...]
End of Life Planning: Family Doesn’t Want to Talk At age 70, you know you need to start thinking about end-of-life issues. Your children say you’re young yet and keep putting off the subject. How do you begin a serious discussion that your kids can’t ignore? Remember, when it comes to end-of-life issues, you’re the [...]
Life Resource Planning Meets Needs Beyond Retirement Seniors are the fastest growing segment of the population, not only in the United States, but in the world. Currently, individuals age 65 and over represent 13% of the U. S. population – about 41 million people – but this will grow to 20% — 88 million — [...]
Dying with Debt At some point in our lives we may ask ourselves: “If I die and have debt, who or what will be responsible for paying back those I owe?” The laws regarding debt after death are defined by each state so there isn’t a single answer to the question above for everyone. On [...]
10 Ways Seniors Can Stretch Their Dollars Following, from the Home Instead Senior Care network and various senior and financial experts, are 10 ways that seniors can stretch their dollars: Seek the services of an objective financial planner. Sheryl Garrett, CFP®, founder of the Garrett Planning Network, said it’s important for seniors to seek the [...]
Home Improvement Scams Often Target Seniors Q: My 78-year-old mother-in-law was recently widowed. My father-in-law took care of everything around the house. A window in her home has been leaking so she called a contractor to fix it. He now wants to install all new windows in the house. My husband and I are skeptical [...]
Caregiving a Great Option to Help Seniors Supplement Incomes Q. As a 75-year-old woman living on a fixed income with Social Security as my primary source of money, I am struggling to make ends meet in the current economy. I’m healthy and willing to work to supplement my income, but I have no idea who [...]
Understand Your Senior’s Coverage Plan Q. 84-year-old mother, who has been in excellent health all of her life, recently fell and spent several days in the hospital following hip surgery. She’s now coming home and my family and I are trying to work through the medical healthcare maze. Can you help? Most families don’t know [...]
Question: I’m curious; what are the biggest challenges that today’s seniors face and what can we older adults – particularly those like me who are living alone – do about it?
Senior citizens in America are enjoying longer lives, better health and better economic security, but the cost of health care for the elderly has risen dramatically, according to Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being, which was released in June by the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics.