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

A Crummey estate planning tool for transferring assets and limiting estate taxes

One valuable tool for reducing the value of your estate is to gift assets out. This move can potentially allow your estate to avoid estate taxes and income tax. Individuals can currently gift $14,000 a year to recipients ($28,000 a year to a recipient if the gift is from a married couple) without affecting their…

How Medicare exposes you to identity theft

Printer Friendly VersionHave you noticed that your Medicare card carries a familiar number? The ID number on Medicare cards is the same as your Social Security card. Yet, for decades we’ve all been warned to not carry our Social Security number in our wallets. It’s been decades too since writing a check required a Social…

The ugly side to retirement community living

Printer Friendly VersionMultilevel housing, senior housing that takes an independent person or an individual with some assistant living needs and moves with them through a progression of greater and greater physical and/or mental needs, boasts the benefits of never having to move again.  What many of those places don’t say is that while you can…

Understanding capacity from a legal perspective

Every day, people leave this firm with documents in hand that leave another person in charge of their health care or finances or transfers title to their property to someone else on their death. While that’s an oversimplification of what occurs in any law office, whether the document is relatively simple or it took hundreds…

Being single and childless in retirement increases your vulnerability

According to the 2012 U.S. Census data, approximately one third of U.S. citizens between the ages of 45 and 63 are single, an increase of 50 percent since 1980. Also doubled is the number of adults without children, from 10 percent in 1980 to approximately 19 percent. Dr. Maria Torroella Carney highlighted this data in…

AgingOptions Radio Show 5-23-15

This week’s shows featured Dr. Jarstad, a specialist in cataract and laser surgery at Evergreen Eye Center and Jeff McKay, a financial advisor with McKay Wealth Management. Topics included Lasik surgery, cataract surgery, eye care, bladeless surgery, macular dystrophy, glaucoma, annuity vs lump sum payments, Boeing VIP RMD requirement, Social Security and probate. 1st Hour-KTTH…

Trouble driving at night? Could be cataracts!

By Karen Jarstad Evergreen Eye Center If you or a loved one is bothered by glare from oncoming car headlights at night (not just the Xenon blue ones – they make everyone squint), you could be having symptoms from the early stages of cataracts. Dr. John Jarstad, board certified ophthalmologist and chief eye surgeon for…

Different benefits for your family’s different situations

By Kirk Larson Social Security Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist National Family Month takes place each year from Mother’s Day in May to Father’s Day in June, and coincides with the end of the school year when families are able to spend even more time together. It is the perfect time to spend more time…

Get My Ex’s Social Security?

By Andy Landis Thinking Retirement Divorced?  You might qualify for Social Security payments from your ex—and take a “Dualie Detour” to maximize your own payments If you’re confused about Social Security rules for divorced individuals, you’re not alone.  Let’s clear up the muddle and discover some ways to work the rules to your advantage. I’m…

75% of Americans agree they would benefit from having basic financial education and information

Harris Poll conducted this year for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling and NerdWallet found that overall, three-fourths of Americans 18-plus say they would benefit from advice and answers to everyday financial questions from professionals. Yet, over 90 percent of Americans said that they were either confident or somewhat confident in their most recent big…