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Care Options for Older Adults

Care Options for Older Adults

A topic of utmost importance as we age, or become disabled at any age, is how to get the best and most appropriate care for our loved ones. It’s a huge topic, and one I won’t fully address in this newsletter. However, I will address all the options listed below over...

Life Settlements

Life Settlements

What the Heck are Life Settlements Anyway and Why Should I Know About Them? Most of us are aware of reverse mortgages and how they can help support us as we age. If you’re 62 or older – and want money to pay off your mortgage, supplement your income, or pay for...

Ageism in America: Are You a Casualty?

Ageism in America: Are You a Casualty?

This article is about Ageism in the United States. Ageism shows up in every industry--in corporations, small businesses, hospitals, retail stores, start-ups, restaurants--everywhere. What Is Ageism Anyway? In terms of employment, ageism may start at around the age of...

All About Hospice Care

All About Hospice Care

As we age, it's critical to address “uncomfortable” topics with our families so that if, and when, we need services, we know what to do. Hospice care is one of those topics. A client called me last week very upset. Her dad had just been diagnosed with terminal stage...

The Value of the Checklist

The Value of the Checklist

As I was thinking about the topic for this issue, I received a call from a client asking for suggestions on where to find information about how and what documents to give their children if something happened to them (ie: accident, hospitalization, stroke, death,...

Where & When Can I Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Where & When Can I Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

Where & When Can I Get the Covid-19 Vaccine? Everybody is asking, although definitive answers are few and confusing.  Here’s what I know:  The vaccine is currently being administered in a phased approach.  With a limited number of doses available, priority is...

How Much Does Medicare Insurance Cost?

How Much Does Medicare Insurance Cost?

Medicare is an insurance program designed for people aged 65 and over, as well as people with disabilities and certain chronic conditions. The costs associated with Medicare will depend on your income and on your medical needs, as well as on the specific plan a...

What is Medigap?

What is Medigap?

Many terms starting with “Medi” exist within California with regard to government sponsored medical insurance. Medicare, Medical, Medigap… what was that last one? If you have never heard of Medigap before, it’s a term that applies to supplemental insurance for seniors...