Older people want to live their lives to the fullest as long as they are able. They don’t want anyone to assume their judgment is impaired just because their mobility is declining. Older adults are usually willing to make life easier on others, but not at the cost of their independence.

If you make the decision to become a caregiver to an elderly person and have them move into your home, a new dynamic occurs. You are now if cha...

As a caregiver, you’re accustomed to planning for events that benefit you and your loved one, such as making sure there’s a will, that all accounts are in order and accessible should something happen either to you or the person you’re caring for. Just as you make provisions for family members, it’s just as important to establish provisions for your loved one’s pets. There have been many instances where people have died, and ha...

Over 1,700 veterans pass away daily, and there is a common belief that the VA pays for all the funeral or cremation arrangements of an honorably discharged veteran. Yet, generally there are little or no veteran government benefits for their funeral or cremation services. While certain monetary, recognition and service benefits may be available, reimbursement for funeral or cremation service expenses is limited and usually only...

It must first be said that planning ahead is neither morbid nor fatalistic. It’s the same as having a will, or insurance, even estate planning. The death of someone you care for can often leave you overwhelmed with the loss of not only a loved one, but also unprepared for dealing with the arrangements of how to fulfill their final wishes. As a caregiver, you know the daily demands and sacrifices required of you to be there for...

Identity theft has become rampant these days and while anyone can become the victim of identity theft, scammers are increasingly targeting the elderly. Identity theft occurs when a thief steals the elderly person's social security number, bank account numbers and other financial or personal documents. With this information, he can open a new credit card account for his own use, apply for loans in the victim's name, drain the v...

If you are a caregiver or expect to be one it is important to take some steps to strengthen your financial security. There are many hidden costs in caregiving and there are ways to find some methods to help cover them.

  • Talk to your siblings and parents about the financial ramifications of caregving.

  • Determine whether you need to hire home care service, transportation services, or make modifications to the home and esti...

WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF SECURING LONG TERM CARE COVERAGE?

The process of securing Long Term Care can actually be quite simple, and contains three phases:
 

I. EDUCATION:
Learn about Long Term Care. What is it? What does is provide? What are the
limitations? You must understand that you will likely pay for Non-Skilled or Custodial
Care at some point. The question is simple. Will you allow such care to deplete your
personal assets...

When those three words, long term care, are spoken, what are the first thoughts that come to mind? There certainly is a lot being discussed and written about this issue. This article will give you the clarity you need about the following main questions about Long Term Care. It is meant to answer your initial questions so that you can thoughtfully begin your Long Term Care Education. This article will assist you with the follow...

Have you assessed the impact that providing a prolonged period of extended health care would have on your investments, income and family? In addition, the impact on your spouse and/or family as care givers? You cannot fully assess this unless you understand the costs of Long Term Care. An unfunded or underfunded Long Term Care event can do irreparable harm to your family’s future, investment portfolio, current and future incom...

If you’re a member of the so-called “Sandwich Generation,” you may well have plenty of stress to deal with — especially financial stress. And that’s why you may want to look at this month as an opportunity to explore ways of “de-stressing” yourself.

To understand the scope of the problem facing people in your situation, consider this: One out of every eight Americans aged 40 to 60 is both raising a child and caring for an aging...

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