“Like Putting On a Trash Bag” – As Government Deliveries Fall Short, Nursing Homes Are Running Out of Personal Protective Equipment

The ongoing story of the U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic has been a study in fits and starts: some pieces seem to go well while others are plagued with disorganization and failed promises. As one example, our reaction here at AgingOptions to this recent expose from Kaiser Health News was one of anger and…

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Creating an Ethical Will: How a “Legacy Letter” Can Help Communicate Love, Lessons, and Values to Those You Leave Behind

As we age, many of us begin to think about the concept of “leaving a legacy.” Too frequently, however, the focus turns to money, as if the only legacy that truly matters when we die is a pile of cash, a portfolio of real estate, or a healthy business. But as this recent Kiplinger article…

Here Are Three Big Reasons (According to One Insurance Agent) Why People Decide to Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

Here at AgingOptions we always advise our readers and radio listeners not to get all their information about any product from a person who makes his or her living selling it. It’s always essential to get balanced advice. But it’s also true that sometimes people inside an industry know it best, so with that in…