Three "Time Posts" for Nursing Home Care Planning

Over the next fifteen, about 78 million baby boomers will be reaching retirement age. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, over 40 percent of them will need some period of nursing home care in their lifetimes.

This social tidal wave presents baby boomers and their families with a daunting financial challenge: . . . → Read More: Three “Time Posts” for Nursing Home Care Planning

NOTICE coming this August for Rehab Patients on Medicare

Expensive nursing home rehabilitation often follows stay in hospital – avoiding the sticker shock.

Say you or a loved one go into a hospital for five days, and then get transferred into a nursing home for rehabilitation.  Medicare will pay for the first 20 days of the nursing home bill, and additional 80 . . . → Read More: NOTICE coming this August for Rehab Patients on Medicare

Aid & Attendance: Caring for our Aging Veterans

The high price they paid – for us.

As a nation, we owe our veterans a huge debt of gratitude for their selfless service and sacrifice for our country.  It is truly a debt we can never fully repay.  What we must do is ensure that they receive the respect and dignity they . . . → Read More: Aid & Attendance: Caring for our Aging Veterans

New year, new chance to prepare your family

New Year is a hopeful time of new beginnings, when we resolve to stop procrastinating and bring more order to our chaotic lives.   Over 90% of resolutions fail because we don’t identify specific and attainable goals, and take a one-step-at-time approach to achieving them.

We all worry about not leaving our affairs in a . . . → Read More: New year, new chance to prepare your family

When your spouse needs nursing home care, how will you afford to live?

If your spouse’s health suddenly or unexpectedly deteriorates, you face not only frightening situation of dealing with that emotional and medical crisis all on your own, but of figuring out how you will pay the high costs for long-term care in a nursing home.   Medicaid is a federal-state program that helps people pay for . . . → Read More: When your spouse needs nursing home care, how will you afford to live?