At least once a month, someone calls the AgingOptions Radio Show to ask how they can get their parents to tell them what sort of planning they’ve done especially surrounding any financial context.
It’s no secret that a healthy life is a product of eating right, getting enough sleep, reducing stress and exercising but most studies look at how those changes impact your weight or your heart or some other major system. Now there’s a study at the cellular level that found that lifestyle changes that included…
Do you live in a healthy neighborhood? There are some cities and neighborhoods that just seem to make you breathe better but do they really? Australian researchers have found that people living in areas with more green spaces have significantly lower rates of type 2 diabetes than those with less green space.
If you’re in your 50s, it’s time to investigate buying long term care insurance.
“Move by choice rather than by crisis.” It used to be that the choice of where you wanted to age was pretty simple. You could choose to remain at home, move in with a family member or go to a nursing home. Aging, if it ever was simple, isn’t any more.
Medicaid allows you to have $2000 in assets. Those assets include savings, checking and cash on hand but many people forget about life insurance policies when they are calculating their assets. Depending upon the type of policy involved, it too can count as an asset.
October is coming and there’s going to be a lot of push from states and the Obama administration to get uninsured Americans to enroll in health coverage but if you are eligible for Medicare, stick your fingers in your ears and hum loudly because the ads aren’t for you. Officials are concerned about the number…