Elder Care

3 Financial Scams Targeting the Elderly

Posted on: July 7th, 2015
A challenge seniors face is being the target of elder financial abuse. Aside from an unscrupulous family member mismanaging a senior’s assets, third party organizations use underhanded tactics to take advantage of seniors....

How to Plan for Growing LTC Insurance Costs

Posted on: February 24th, 2015
Annual inflation increases all citizens’ costs of living; however, long-term care (LTC) insurance costs rose considerably more than average in the past year. ...

Estate Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement

Posted on: November 22nd, 2014
AARP has released a study that estimates caregiving costs for families in the United States will total more than $520 billion annually. This estimate reflects the time and resources devoted by families and not skilled workers; the skilled worker estimate runs over $640 billion. ...

Estate Planning for Unmarried Seniors

Posted on: May 22nd, 2014
Earlier this year the National Survey of Family Growth reported an increase in cohabiting unmarried couples between the ages of 15-44; the trend has grown faster among seniors. ...

North Carolina Elder Care: 2014 Nursing Home Rankings

Posted on: March 11th, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released ratings of North Carolina nursing homes, showing 29% of the Triangle’s nursing homes received 5 out of 5 stars. ...

Elder Care Trend: Avoiding Nursing Home Care

Posted on: February 14th, 2014
New reports from The Washington Post show that baby boomers are electing in-home medical care in lieu of nursing home services. From 1990 to 2010, the number of Americans over age 65 living in nursing homes nationally has dropped 2%, according to the Census Bureau. ...
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