What’s the Middle Class to Do about Rising Nursing Home Costs?

What’s the Middle Class to Do about Rising Nursing Home Costs?

The Problem According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, someone turning 65 today will have a 70 percent chance of requiring some long-term care service and support during his or her life. A woman’s average nursing home stay is 3.7 years. For men, it...
Baby Boomers in the New Decade

Baby Boomers in the New Decade

According to the US Census Bureau (Bureau of Census), their numbers are estimated to be 73 million strong in 2020. The baby boom generation is comprised of those Americans born 1946-1964. This generation represents nearly 20 percent of the American public. As they...
A Guide for Purchasing Special Needs Housing

A Guide for Purchasing Special Needs Housing

Before beginning the search for special needs housing there are some tips to consider. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website lists state and local government agencies, along with other organizations, that can help you. At the federal level,...
Social Security Myths Debunked

Social Security Myths Debunked

Americans file early for benefits even though researchers claim it would be better to wait to claim their social security benefits. According to NerdWallet, more than half of Americans apply for social security before reaching their full retirement age, and more than...
COVID-19 Takes Toll on Senior Living Workforce

COVID-19 Takes Toll on Senior Living Workforce

Fears that provisions in a coronavirus-related relief action by the US government could have severely curtailed the workforce in senior assisted living, independent living, memory care, and continuing care retirement communities provide a cautionary tale. The bill, HR...
Speaking with Children About Inheritance

Speaking with Children About Inheritance

Many parents are uncomfortable talking to their kids about their wealth.  Talking about how much money or property you have is usually viewed as taboo.  Asking someone else about what they have is often considered impolite. But failing to talk to kids about how much...