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A Checklist for Aging in Place

September 05 2016
<p><img src="/uploads/aging_male_climbing_stairs.jpg" alt="aging man climbing stairs" width="80%" /></p> <p>More than 90 percent of people over the age of 65 would want to remain at home as they get older, according to AARP. This popular trend is called "aging in place" or "aging in community". Yet many people fail to consider the many factors that help determine whether they can remain at home.</p> <p>"I tell our clients that what's most impo[....]

Home Care Versus Nursing Home Care

August 15 2016
<p><img src="/uploads/seniors_on_couch_consulting.jpg" alt="seniors talking on couch with advisor" width="90%" /></p> <p>Most elders would prefer to stay in their own homes, where they know their neighbors and can associate memories with each piece of furniture and object around them, rather than move to an institution as they age.</p> <p>Things that can make "aging in place" -- the current term for staying in one's own home as one ages -- prob[....]

Common Questions About Assisted Living Communities

July 21 2016
<p><img src="/uploads/senior_getting_advice.jpg" alt="senior getting advice" width="90%" /></p> <p>Taking a tour is a good starting point for learning about an assisted living community, but that alone won't give you enough information to feel truly confident about moving your loved one there.<br /><br />"Families need to lead the evaluation process for the assisted living community. They need to know the right questions to ask," says Kathy Smit[....]

20 Discounts for Veterans

June 14 2016
<p><img src="/uploads/senior_reading_book_on_boat.jpg" alt="Senior reading book on boat" width="90%" /></p> <p>Veterans deserve to be praised for their years of service to our country -- a selfless, admirable feat that should never go unnoticed. And not only on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Businesses know this and countless companies offer military and veteran discounts. Military families, too, can benefit and reap the rewards for their own sa[....]