Did you know that in 10 years, more people in the U.S. will be 60 and older than those who are under 16 years old? As more people age, they’re looking at what’s being called an encore career – older employees in the workforce who work with passion and purpose, and for a paycheck. A key part of this career is giving back to others and doing something that interests you.
If you have aging parents who need care, you might be wondering if family caregiving is the best option to take care of your loved ones. It’s a tough choice to make — you’re trying to provide the best quality care possible while also balancing you and your family’s needs. Learn more about family caregiving versus professional caregivers for the elders in order to make the best choice for your loved one.
Have you thought about how you will be remembered by generations to come? Most people believe that legacy is something you leave when you pass – something that gets laid out somehow in the instructions in a will. We define legacy as the stories you create and tell while you’re here on this earth, sharing the journey with those that you care about. The belief is that you get to “live” a legacy rather than “leave” a legacy. As a bonus, we each get to have a hand in choosing what that legacy will be.
If you’re turning 65 soon, you might have some Medicare coverage questions. Or, you may have a loved one in their 60s and want to know more about Medicare coverage. Read More
As a person grows older, hearing loss is one of the most common conditions that affect seniors. According to the National Institutes of Health, around one in three adults in the U.S. between 65 years and 74 years of age, has loss of hearing. Nearly 50% of those older than 75 have trouble hearing.
If you are the adult child of an aging parent, we understand how difficult that relationship can be for both of you. While it is a stressful and ever changing time in your lives, it is important for adult children to understand what is needed for the longevity of their senior parents and how they can help them live a long and fulfilling life. Now is the time to take an active role in the lives of your aging parents, which includes helping them maintain their mental and physical health and wellbeing in their senior years.
Is it possible to live a longer, healthier life? It’s a question that people have pondered over the years. The good news is that people today are living longer. In the U.S., the average life span is 79 years. About 100 years ago, Americans lived to an average of only 54 years.
Should you get a reverse mortgage? That really all depends on your age, homeownership status and a few other factors. For many seniors, reverse mortgages offer more benefits than drawbacks. Ask yourself, “is a reverse mortgage right for me?” Take a look at the pros and cons of a reverse mortgage to determine if it’s the right choice for you or for your parents.
Did you know there is a secret to aging well and making the most out of your senior years? It’s true and it all starts with a solid plan that can help you or your loved one maximize health and wellbeing during the aging process by being informed, proactive, and educated about life choices and healthcare options. Read More
Depression and anxiety in seniors share common disorder symptoms. Adding to the medley of healthcare factors our individualities, family histories and biological genetics present challenges when making senior mental illness decisions. The demands for healthcare can be overwhelming when it comes to making the right decision for both the senior and the supportive family members. Read More
More than 6.5 million Americans 65 years of age and older have been affected by depression. Often, these seniors have struggled with depressive episodes during their entire lives. For others, depression first strikes in the senior years, all the way up into the 80s and 90s.
For the first time in human history, we have a greater percentage of the global population over age 65 than under the age of 5. While life expectancy based on medical history has thus far been a primary factor in determining potential for longevity, as we move away from traditional institutional care into community/ home-based care, there will be more emphasis on the Five Pillars of Longevity, as they relate to long term care.
Today’s high tech world has changed the way we live; from transportation to food and everything in between, there’s an app for that. However, when it comes to aging, there’s no “app for that!” While aging is inevitable, thanks to technological advances and improved access to better health care, countless seniors have been able to remain healthy, independent and happy as a result. Read More
Too many Americans postpone retirement planning. When it suddenly shows up, they’re caught unprepared for meeting expenses, with a reduced income that can quickly wipe out savings and rob them of peace of mind and enjoying their Golden Years. These are the 10 biggest retirement planning mistakes:
Did you know that a single health issue can cause major financial issues and even empty the savings account of an aging senior in as little as a year? Are you or your aging parent covered in the event something critical happens? Read More
Last year was filled with turbulence for seniors and family caregivers. The House of Representatives passed the RAISE Act offering help and support for elderly families. For many, the cost of caring for our loved ones carry unexpected emotional burdens and financial surprises. Costs are only expected to increase along with the out-of-pocket expenses that could jeopardize the quality of senior health care. Read More