Mind the Gap! What You Don’t Know About Medigap Coverage Can Cost You Plenty

If you want to start a heated debate among retirees, get them started on the relative merits of Medicare versus Medicare Advantage. Talk about strong opinions! One person has nothing good to say about Medicare Advantage and is an outspoken advocate for traditional Medicare, while the next person is just as vehement but in precisely…

Cognitive Impairment and Personal Finance: Recognizing the Warning Signs in Someone You Love

According to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) one senior in three passes away with some form of dementia – and those numbers are increasing. So that presents a pretty strong likelihood that an aging person you love is starting to deal with the effects of cognitive impairment. Every month there are many articles appearing that discuss…

Medicare Plan Finder Confusion

Medicare Advantage Changes

Changes are On the Way for Medicare Advantage – but Don’t Celebrate Too Soon, Says New York Times   The announcement came a few months ago (and we wrote about it on the Aging Options blog back in April): Medicare Advantage plans were about to change, expanding to offer a whole host of new services…

For a Less Expensive, More Homelike Atmosphere in Senior Housing, Consider an Adult Foster Home

The housing choices for aging seniors have traditionally fallen into one of two categories: either living at home (including with a family member) or living in some sort of retirement home. Increasingly, however, seniors and their families are turning to a third “in-between” option. They’re choosing what many refer to as adult foster homes. A…