Welcome to AgingOptions

A holistic elder care company helping families plan for, pay for, and coordinate the long-term care of elderly loved ones.

Our services are geared towards retirees and those thinking about retirement and concerned about:

  • Losing independence & having to move to a nursing home.
  • Losing your assets to uncovered medical or long term care costs.
  • Becoming a burden on your loved ones.

AgingOptions Preferred Partners

Preferred Partner

The AgingOptions Preferred Partner Program is a localized network of professionals in the areas  of health, housing, finance and legal who are dedicated to the AgingOptions philosophy of providing an integrated approach to aging.

As a part of their training, our partners have made a commitment to providing services that recognizes the multi-disciplinary aspect of retirement planning.

What’s New

For Lowering Cholesterol, Pills Are Not Enough!

A large number of seniors (one recent article pegged the number at 40% or higher) are taking statins – prescription drugs to lower cholesterol. But several articles and studies have reminded us that the first way to lower cholesterol is not a pill. Instead, we should be paying more attention to what’s on our plate….

Saving for Retirement? Make Sure to Avoid “The Dirty Dozen”

Recently we discovered a good article on the website FinancialMentor.com. It’s called “The Dirty Dozen Retirement Planning Mistakes to Avoid,” and we think it’s a solid list to review as you plan for your future in retirement. Click here to read this helpful article. Please note that we pass along this recommendation with one caveat:…

Adult Kids Surprised by the Cost of Helping Aging Parents

It’s a role more and more adults will play at some point: serving as caregivers to their aging parents. According to a study by Northwestern Mutual Insurance, nearly 40% of Americans surveyed say they are, or have been, a caregiver to someone with health concerns or special needs, not including children. And as we live…

To Increase Social Security Benefits, Consider “Restricted Application”

As you’ve probably heard, and as we reported in a recent article on this website, the rules governing some common Social Security strategies have recently changed.  (You can click here to access this article.) And if you’re about to start drawing Social Security benefits for you and your spouse, you may very likely be affected….

New Study Shows Hearing Aids May Help Brain Stay Healthier

An important new study out of France reveals something striking: wearing hearing aids may actually help slow cognitive decline among seniors. This study, reported at the blog site of AARP, seems to show a linkage between better hearing and a healthier brain. Click here to access this fascinating article. The study, recently published in The…

Thinking of Moving to Retire? Here are Six Reasons Not To

Many seniors envision their retirement years looking like a dream vacation, with nothing but golf carts and beach umbrellas. But the reality for most seniors is different. The great majority tend to stay put when they retire – and a recent article on the USNews “Money” website gives at least six good reasons why. (You…

Widow Reveals Dementia, Not Depression, Triggered Robin Williams Suicide

He was one of the funniest people in a generation. On stage and on screen, Robin Williams’ unique brand of rapid-fire comedy entertained the world for four decades. So the death by suicide of this treasured comedian and actor in August 2014 shocked and saddened us all. At the time, depression was blamed for Williams’…

New Budget Rules Mark the End of a Common Social Security Strategy

It’s a strategy used by thousands of married Social Security recipients over the years as a means of maximizing spousal benefits. But new budget rules just signed into law mark the end of this often-employed tactic. The strategy is called “File and Suspend.” Under the new budget rules signed into law on November 2, 2015…

Good-bye “CCRC” – Hello “Life Plan Community”

With a new generation of retirees poised to make long-term living decisions, marketers say it’s time for a new name to describe retirement communities. So say good-bye to the time-honored term, “Continuing Care Retirement Community.” That’s what the familiar acronym “CCRC” stands for, and it’s a term that has described a wide range of retirement…

Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

If you’re like most of us, your house is the most important asset you own. Deciding whether, and when, to enter into a reverse mortgage to tap into the equity in your home is one of the most important and possibly the most difficult decisions you’ll have to make. If you’re a homeowner 62 years…