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

Creating a safe place for aging

I don’t know if you’ve looked around but there are a bunch of senior retirement communities out there.  Senior Housing News, a senior housing industry publication counts over 30,000 professionals and experts in the senior industry.  And while Baby Boomers are making the move to those communities, even more are trying to redefine just what…

Taking care of bones will help men fight serious threat to health and finances

We relate some diseases to specific sexes.  Take breast cancer for instance.  Breast cancer is about 100 times less common amongst men than it is among women.  According to the American Cancer Society, the lifetime risk of getting breast cancer for men is about 1 in 1,000.  In comparison, about one woman in eight will…

Now is the time to prepare for tax season

By Kirk Larson Social Security Washington Public Affairs Specialist Wise taxpayers may want to take advantage of winter months indoors to prepare for tax filing season this spring. Whether you are a small business owner, a retiree, or a new parent, here are some Social Security tax tips that may help you. Are Social Security…

12 things to include on your pre-retirement checklist

Before going on a long trip, you make a checklist so that you don’t forget anything.  It can be aggravating to get to the beach only to realize you forgot the sunscreen or your bathing suit.  The same sort of planning can help in preparing for retirement.  The list may even provide a means to…

Should you worry about “death taxes?”

Estate taxes are taxes on property such as cash, real estate, stocks and other assets, transferred at death.  A lot is made about the “death tax” as even its alias makes clear.  Perfectly intelligent people suggest that estate taxes suck the lifeblood out of every American bold enough to work for something better than what…

Blood test may indicate Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at UCLA are the first to provide evidence that a simple blood test can be used to confirm a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.  The test looks for beta amyloid proteins, a known indicator for Alzheimer’s, in the brain. Currently, no reliable test exists for Alzheimer’s disease.  We don’t really know that a person has…

Location, location, location

Location, location, location.  That quote is a familiar refrain from the real estate world but you might hear it from your financial advisor too.  Financial professionals aren’t talking about a piece of property though.  They’re talking about asset location.  Social Security, Roth IRAs, traditional IRAs all require a strategy to help keep your taxes at…

Questions about GPO from the radio show

Hello Rajiv, This is a follow up question to an email I sent you on 3/7/15 regarding Government Pension Offsets (GPO).  (GPO applies to government pensioners who are applying for Social Security spousal and survivor benefits.) I am 66, divorced, currently living on my own Social Security Benefits.  I was married for over 30 years…

Want to know more about your future benefits now? Open a My Social Security account

By Kirk Larson Social Security Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist The my Social Security account is a personalized online account that people can use beginning in their working years and continuing throughout the time they receive Social Security benefits. If you have not started benefits you can – get a personalized online Social Security Benefit…

If advance directives take guesswork out of care, why don’t more people use them?

Terry Pratchett, famous for his Discworld series died last week at the age of 66.  Pratchett, one of England’s most-loved authors was diagnosed in 2007 with early onset Alzheimer’s disease, the “embuggerance,” as he called it.  He became an outspoken advocate for assisted dying.  He once wrote, “I would live my life as ever to the…