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.

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What’s New

Doctor visits too short, too rushed

World News in Nursing Report ran an article about celebrating an increase in the average time doctors saw patients.  The increase was for 32 seconds longer.  That was in 2007.  The article was in response to consumer complaints that began at least as far back as 1995 that doctor visits were too short.  Even back…

Strong community ties start with multiple generations being engaged

By the time you’ve worked three or more decades the idea of retiring sounds pretty good.  But, the question Marc Freedman asks is do you really want to make that leap from going 100 miles an hour every day to a full time life of leisure for now until forever?  Freedman is the CEO and…

Student loans may go into default if co-signer dies or declares bankruptcy

Financial planners recommend that if you have to choose between financing your retirement and financing your child’s (or grandchild’s) education—choose your retirement.  That’s usually because it’s difficult for most people to do both and their retirement savings take a hit as a result.  But, if you are only thinking about co-signing a loan rather than…

Caring for grandkids can boost cognitive function or drain it, study reports

An Australian study found that postmenopausal women boost their cognitive function when they care for their grandchildren.  The study published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is the first report on the effects of caring for their grandchildren on the cognitive function of older women. The study looked at…

Appeals court holds that nursing home resident eligible for undue hardship exception despite penalty period

The cost of long-term care can exceed the ability of most families to pay for it (a skilled nursing facility can cost as much as $100,000 a year or more).  One option is to qualify for government benefits such as Medicaid.   Because Medicaid is a need-based benefit, people hoping to meet eligibility requirements often look…

AgingOptions Radio Show 4-19-14 (1st Hour)

AgingOptions Radio Show 4-19-04 (2nd Hour)

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…