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.


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 […]

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 […]

Data Shows Quality of Life Improves After Moving to Assisted Living

Aging in place may be the hot trend for seniors these days, but as we always remind radio listeners and seminar attendees, staying in your own home as you age might not be the appropriate choice for everybody. As if to reinforce that caveat, we have just discovered this revealing article from a website called […]

You’re in Charge: Six Ways to Take More Control of Your Retirement

Recently we ran across an article on the “Money” website of US News that we felt might encourage some of our readers and listeners who are uneasy about retirement – especially if, like many, you’re worried giving up a lot of control over your life after you retire. The fact is, as this reassuring article […]

Growing Population of Seniors Means a Coming Housing Shortage

Have you heard the term “the graying of America”? It describes the fact that the median age in the U.S. is getting older. As baby boomers – that huge group of babies born between the mid-1940’s and the early 1960’s – get older, so does the country. One indicator of this trend: according to an […]

Medicaid Coverage of Nursing Home Care: Who Qualifies, Who Doesn’t

On our radio program and in our seminars, one of categories of questions we receive most frequently involves Medicaid.  This social health care program for individuals and families with limited means has been around since 1965, and it’s true that many changes have been enacted through the years. Yet the level of misunderstanding and misinformation […]

Dreaming of a Happy Retirement? Read These 10 Surprising Secrets

Here at AgingOptions we’re always searching for good, solid, practical information about retirement, the kind our clients, readers and radio listeners can use. Unfortunately, we run across a lot of bad retirement advice – which makes it so refreshing when we discover the good kind. The article described below is a case in point. On […]

Want to Stay in Your Home Longer? Consider These 6 Upgrades

Staying in your home as you age, or “aging in place,” is all the rage among retirees and future retirees, and for good reason. We’ve studied this issue for years, and read many articles about aging in place, which is something nine out of ten seniors say they prefer to do. For most seniors we […]

Considering Buying a Second Home? Prepare for Some Surprises

It’s winter in the Pacific Northwest, the time of year when even the most passionate fans of the region start thinking wistfully of a sunny get-away. But if winter makes you long to buy that vacation cabin or beach home you’ve been dreaming about, it may be time for a wake-up call, because owning a […]

400,000 American Retirees Are Living Happily Overseas. Should You?

According to an article published by the Associated Press just a few weeks ago, more and more Americans are deciding to retire someplace outside the U.S. The AP reports that the number of overseas American retirees, now approaching 400,000, grew 17 percent between 2010 and 2015, and the trajectory is heading upward as the baby […]
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