AgingOptions Life Plan: Housing

“Where do I see myself living when ___?” is actually a great question, but one that few individuals or couples gain proper perspective in answering.

From aging in place, to downsizing, to placement in a fitting care community, a comprehensive housing assessment is the starting point.

What Worries You? Survey Shows Common Age-Related Concerns

Here at AgingOptions we’re always advising people to remember as they plan for retirement that feelings matter In other words, it’s all well and good to make careful plans for your retirement future, but you need to take your emotions into account as well, because how you feel about retirement and what you worry about

Hoping to Age in Place? Technology Could Help Make it Possible

What’s one thing 9 out of 10 seniors say they want to do The answer is, they want to grow older in their own homes – to age in place Some call it “non-assisted living” and some call it “living independently,” but the simple bottom line is that people almost all say they don’t want

CMS Shifts Gears: Nursing Homes Can Still Require Binding Arbitration

One of the final elder care policy moves of the Obama Administration will not be implemented after all, thanks to a ruling just announced by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (also called CMS) The new regulation means that nursing homes can continue requiring residents to sign binding arbitration agreements as a condition of

You’re Not Ready to Retire Until You’ve Answered This Key Question

So you think you’re ready for retirement You have your financial plan in place and you’re pretty certain you know what you need to know about Medicare and Social Security That’s a good start, but it’s not enough This recent article on the financial website Kiplinger tells us that no one is really ready to

NBC News Suggests Ways to Care for Aging Parents Without Going Broke

Are you caring for your aging parents If so, then you already know how heavy a burden it can be, emotionally and financially But even if your parents don’t seem to need your assistance now, there’s a growing likelihood they will in the years to come, and the more prepared you are for your new

Boomers Seeking to Age in Place are Fueling a Remodeling Boom

If you’re a home remodeler, the future for your business appears to looks bright – thanks to a growing number of baby boomers who are remodeling their homes so they can age in place That’s according to an article that appeared very recently on the website of the Associated Press, called “If You Build it,

More Seniors are Relocating to be Close to Their Own Very Old Parents

These days it’s certainly not unusual to think about adult children moving to another community – or another state – to be close to their aging parents Traditionally, the image in our minds used to be that of a couple in their late 40s or early 50s moving to be near a Mom or Dad

CBS Financial Expert Calls Reverse Mortgages “Smart” for Seniors

“A smart way for seniors to tap home equity” – that’s the headline on a just-published column by CBS Moneywatch columnist Kathy Kristof touting the advantages of the reverse mortgage If you’re considering this powerful financial tool, this article will provide some compelling arguments Kristof’s column appeared a few days ago on the CBS News

If You’re Planning for Retirement, You Need to Do It Twice!

Some people think that “retirement planning” means “planning for all the things I want to do after I retire” But it’s not that simple That’s why the opening lines of a recent article we read in the Seattle Times caught our attention “There’s the retirement that looks like the commercials: biking, travel, enjoying the family,”

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
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