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.

Click here for AgingOptions Preferred Partner resources.

Attend a Preferred Partner Seminar.

What’s New

Nursing home rates jump over 4 percent from last year’s price: have you planned?

We’re getting rained on this week in the Pacific Northwest so we’re likely to miss some important news about rain.  Mainly that California hasn’t had enough rain in three years to sustain it’s role as the breadbasket of the nation.  The result is that the cost of produce is expected to jump in the next…

Studies show that exercise can boost brain function even if started later in life

Two studies published this month confirmed what scientists have been declaring for several years.  Researchers looked at the benefits of exercising later in life and unsurprisingly found that exercise is good for your brain no matter your age. The first study looked at older adults (between the ages of 55 and 80) living independently.  Research…

Should parent’s transfer their home to a child?

Are you considering transferring your home to your child while you are still alive?  Sometimes parents go this route because they want to reduce the taxable value of their estate; because they want to help their child out; because they want to qualify for Medicaid, or because they want to make sure the home stays…

Studies investigate the effect of statins on cognition

In 2012, The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning linking the use of statins to memory loss and confusion unrelated to dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease.  Because of that warning, some experts recommended against the use of statins for the approximately 30 million, mostly older Americans, using statins to control cholesterol levels.  However, new…

Should a long-term care policy be in your future?

I’ve recently turned 50.  In the spirit of celebrating that milestone, I started doing one thing new each week.  (I’ve since discovered there’s a book about that.)  Some of the new things I’m doing are fun (like learning how to make mozzarella) and some are not so fun.  That’s because 50 is the year for…

IRS Scams

You’ve heard the expression “the taxman cometh,” but can he “calleth?”  That question should be going through anyone’s mind who receives a phone call from the IRS.  Seattle-area Elder Law Attorney, Rajiv Nagaich was home one day when his wife received a call that she was being sued.  The caller identified herself as an IRS…

The impact of a Medicaid lien and other liabilities on an inheritance

Dear Rajiv, My friend willed me his home.  He has become disabled and will need to move into assisted living for which he will need to go on Medicaid.  He has no money, is two years in arrears on taxes and the house needs significant repairs (a hole in the roof, bad wiring and cigarette…

AgingOptions Radio Show 4-12-14 (1st Hour)

AgingOptions Radio Show 4-12-14 (2nd Hour)

Let the people caring for you at home know your end-of-life wishes

A recent Johns Hopkins study found that people with dementia who received care at home were more likely to receive unwanted treatment than those who died in a nursing home. The study looked at data on nearly 4,000 Medicare beneficiaries who died between 1998 and 2007.  They found that in the last year of life,…