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What Has Four Legs, a Cold Nose, and Helps You Stay Healthier Longer?

Here’s something we doubt that your regular doctor will prescribe for what ails you – but it might not be such a bad idea. If you’re looking for a way to get more exercise, lower your blood pressure and improve your outlook as you age, maybe you should consider getting a dog. This recent article […]

New Law Addresses Medicare Hospital Admission Controversy, but Questions & Confusion Remain

It’s an all too common scenario: a senior citizen is admitted to the hospital. The patient spends a few days getting tests and care, but when it’s time for discharge he or she is not well enough to go home, so the patient is sent to a rehabilitation facility. Imagine the shock for the patient […]

Helpful Questions to Evaluate a Nursing Home or Assisted Living Facility

Moving into a nursing home or assisted living facility is often an emotionally charged experience, for the resident and for the extended family. But sometimes finding the right facility, especially in the midst of all that emotion, makes the transition even more challenging. How can a loving child or spouse know whether he or she […]

If You Die in Debt, Will Your Heirs Have to Pay Up? Probably.

Several months ago we discovered this insightful article on the website US News. It answered a question we have heard frequently in our client meetings, on our call-in radio programs and at our seminars: “If I die with debts, will my heirs have to pay them off?” Because this question (and the worry behind it) […]

03-18-17 Aging Options (Hr 2)

1st Hour-KTTH & KIRO Download Part 2

03-18-17 Aging Options (Hr 1)

1st Hour-KTTH & KIRO Download Part 2

New Website Helps Seniors Plan for Late-in-Life Challenges

We just discovered this very recent article on the website of Kaiser Health News, one that really captured our notice. The article is called “A Playbook for Managing Problems in the Last Chapter of Your Life,” and it calls attention to two themes we emphasize repeatedly in our seminars and on the radio – the […]

Assisted Living Experts Don Hansen, Chad Solvie Join Rajiv on the Air April 1, 2017

The Cascade Park Communities in Tacoma have been serving the residential needs of seniors for more than two decades, and on Saturday April 1, the man most responsible for that success, Don Hansen, joins Rajiv Nagaich the studio. Also appearing live with Rajiv will be the man replacing Mr. Hansen as he prepares to retire, experienced senior […]

Ten “Forgotten Expenses” That Retirement Plans Frequently Overlook

Here at AgingOptions we always remind our readers and listeners that there’s much more to retirement than finances. However – we’re the first to admit that preserving one’s assets in retirement is extremely important. So how are you doing in planning for your financial future? Do you feel you have all your bases covered? Before […]

Eating Disorders among Seniors Often Go Undetected or Misdiagnosed

Your mom is getting older and she’s really starting to lose weight. At first you think it’s merely the side effects of aging, but then you begin to wonder – could something else be going on? The answer could surprise you: Mom may be suffering from an eating disorder. In spite of the fact that […]

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