How to Organize Your Affairs

Organizing your key information and getting your personal and financial affairs in order is a great gift to your loved ones.

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Social Security

Social Security provides tens of millions of Americans with the income they rely on in retirement, and there’s always room for current and future recipients to squeeze more from their benefits.

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7 Ways to Maximize Your Medicare

Picking the right plan starts with enrolling in the correct time period.

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What Medicare Doesn’t Cover

While Medicare covers a wide array of health care services, it certainly doesn’t cover everything.

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3 Social Security Facts You Need to Know in 2015

Let’s go over three developments to watch for in 2015 if you’re one of the millions of Americans either paying into or receiving money from Social Security.

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Do Retirees Need Long Term Care Insurance?

70% of people over 65 will need some form of long-term care at some point.

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What the Social Security COLA Means to Seniors

Despite a narrow brush with a new reduction to Social Security benefits, seniors will not see the proposed move to a more conservative cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, in 2014.

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Tax Help In Caring For an Aging Parent

They took care of you for years. Now it’s your turn.

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Medical Services Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Medicare won’t pay for your eyeglasses, hearing aids or many other services many elderly people need.

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Long-Term Care Insurance: Peace of Mind at a Price

If you ask what most people fear most in retirement, it’s being a burden. Long-term care insurance can alleviate that fear, but it doesn’t come cheaply.

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Many Americans Worry About Cost of Long-Term Care

Worried about how you’ll pay for long-term care in old age? You’re not alone.

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What is the True Cost of Long-Term Care?

While costs for home-based custodial care have remained relatively flat, skilled care – care received in facilities (i.e. nursing homes) continues to rise at a higher level year over year.

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As Alzheimer’s Rates Soar, Concern Rises Over Costs

Concerns are increasing over the nation’s ability to afford Alzheimer’s care and support systems.

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How to Find Help Paying for Your Hearing Aid

It’s unfortunate, but millions of Americans with hearing loss don’t get hearing aids because they simply can’t afford them.

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Helping Your Parents Stay Out of the Nursing Home

Aging parents and their children sometimes disagree over the issues of safety versus independent living. Here are steps you can take to make your parents’ home safer.

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5 Ways to Find Cash for Caregivers

The recession wiped out plenty of well-paying jobs, and it’s created lots of backbreaking unpaid ones. More than 20 million Americans provide care to a parent who needs help but is not in a nursing home, according to a 2009 report by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP.

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Survey: Most Baby Boomers Lack a Plan to Care for Parents

A majority of Baby Boomers say they are likely to become caregivers for their parents, but only half can name any medications their parents take, a new survey shows.

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5 Reasons You Need a Long-Term Care Plan

No one wants to think about needing long-term care in the future, but the odds are that 70% of those who are now 65 will need some type of care. Financial planning for such care needs to be discussed and planned for sooner rather than later, particularly if your desire is to receive care at home. The Geriatric Care Managers at Advocare can assist with all facets of elder care relating to home care, nursing

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Five Smart Tips for Family Caregivers

Family caregivers of aging loved ones struggle with emotional and financial burdens every day. The following article lists 5 tips to help alleviate the stress. For help navigating elder care in South Florida, visit www.caremanage.com.

Five Smart Tips for Family Caregivers

Picture this: You’re a middle-aged worker, raising your kids and worried about your job and mortgage, and suddenly your 75-year-old mother breaks her hip. She needs your help to continue living independently, and

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Financing Long Term Care – Helping Elder Parents Pay for their Long Term Care

You may already be taking care of elderly parents or may be looking at the possibility in the near future. According to a report from USATODAY/ABC News/Gallup Poll, 41% of baby boomers are currently helping take care of elderly parents by providing personal help or financial assistance or both.

If planning for long term care financing has not been done prior to the need for care, the monetary burden will fall on the caregiving family

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