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Monday, March 18, 2019

What Should I Look for in a Nursing Home?


People go to nursing homes for a variety of reasons – such as short-term recuperation from surgery or for long-term care, but no matter why your loved one needs to stay at a nursing home, you need to evaluate the factors that will affect your relative’s health and well-being at the facility. If you have specific questions about how a loved one has been treated in a nursing home, or are in need of resources, our Read more . . .


Friday, January 25, 2019

10 Tips for Creating a Care Plan for Your Aging Parents


Aging is a natural progression that everyone experiences, but it can come with certain challenges. As our parents age, it may be necessary to provide additional financial, physical, and emotional care. Developing a care plan with your parents now can avoid issues and problems in the future. Below are 10 tips from our Read more . . .


Monday, October 8, 2018

What is 'Swedish death cleaning' and should you be doing it?

Swedish Death Cleaning - Organizing Your Life Before You Pass On

If you’ve ever dealt with an estate after the death of a family member or close friend, you may understand the overwhelming task of dealing with what was left behind. Unless your loved one was a staunch minimalist with a Type-A personality and a near-obsessive organizational streak, you most likely had a lot of “stuff” to deal with, as well as a needle-in-a-haystack experience of finding everything you needed to in order to settle the estate. When a loved one dies, their physical and financial “stuff” remains -- and you must sort it out.

Enter Margareta Magnusson, a Swedish author who has brought “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” to the United States. In her book, "The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Make Your Loved Ones’ Lives Easier and Your On Life More Pleasant” she describes in detail how you can arrange your life beforehand in a way that, not only takes stress from your own life, but helps your loved ones manage your estate once you’ve passed.


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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Three New Scams Aimed At Senior Citizens

Anyone can be the victim of a scam. Scam artists are very cunning and intelligent. They use technology to their advantage to gain information about seniors that help them to take advantage of seniors.


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Seven Do's and Don'ts of Medi Cal Planning

California administers federal Medicaid funds through its Medi-Cal program.


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Friday, May 11, 2018

Debunking Medi-Cal Myths

Do I need to spend down my assets in order to qualify for Medi-Cal benefits?

Medi-Cal is a federal and California state program that helps families to pay the costs of long term nursing care. With rising healthcare costs, the average family can simply not afford to pay for nursing home care when a loved one reaches the point that he or she needs around the clock care. Unfortunately, many myths surround the Medi-Cal program which may lead some individuals to not apply and others to spend their savings before seeking benefits.


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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Seven Things to Look Out for When Choosing a Dementia Care Facility

Making the decision to place a loved one in a dementia care facility is an emotional and difficult process. Choosing the right facility for a dementia patient is one of the top priorities for many families. Because the process can be overwhelming, it helps to have an advocate on your side who understands the process and who has experience dealing with long-term care for dementia patients.


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Monday, February 26, 2018

Tips for Choosing a Trustee

7 Tips for Choosing a Trustee

So, you are setting up a living trust. You know what assets you want to put into the trust and who you want to give them to one day. You have worked out a strategy to reward your beneficiaries for things like getting a college degree. You have mapped out your financial future and provided for your loved ones. But you still need to name the person who will manage your trust and distribute your assets after you die, and possibly handle your financial affairs during your lifetime.


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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Understanding Medicare for Long-term Care Planning

Long-term care could be one of the most daunting expenses you ever face. You should consider this cost when you are strategizing for your financial future. You need to know what Medicare will pay for your long-term care and what other resources are available. Let’s talk about understanding Medicare for long-term care planning.


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

How Do I Qualify for Medi-Cal?


Every state creates and operates its own Medicaid program using state and federal funds. Medi-Cal is the California Medicaid program. If you live in California and you need health care, you may want to explore your options for Read more . . .


Friday, September 15, 2017

The Costs of Living Longer


How can I plan for the expenses I may incur as I age?

With ever increasing medical advancements, people today are living far longer than our ancestors.  Since just the 1970’s, life spans have increased more than a decade.  While living longer is surely a blessing, it can come at high financial costs.  It is believed that by 2022 there will be at least 4.3 million seniors living in poverty or near poverty.
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