What is an Activity of Daily Living?

Medical, housing and even legal staff use the term Activities of Daily Living (ADL) to refer to the functional capability of the elderly or people with disabilities.   ADLs are the things we do as a normal part of our daily lives such as bathing or toileting.  Where they become important is when the ability or…

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5 reasons why you might not want to retire

Many people enter their 60s and immediately begin thinking about retirement.  But, is retirement something you want to do?  Here are some reasons retirement might not be for you. It will affect your sleep.  I was listening to the radio this morning and Carl Kasell is retiring after 60 years of being in radio.  One…

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Is a million dollar retirement fund enough?

How much money is enough money to retire? That’s a question Seattle-area Elder Law Attorney, Rajiv Nagaich gets frequently on his radio show. Say, for instance, that you have $1 million in your retirement account? Is that enough? I’m going to use one of Rajiv’s expressions here and say, “it depends.” It depends upon what…

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