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Options for Multigenerational Living for Seniors

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Sometimes the choice for long-term care seems obvious: You live in a big house with plenty of room, and your parent or other relative has only a limited amount [more…]

Fair Financial Arrangements when Caring for an Elderly Relative

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Moving in with an elderly relative can be an appropriate solution to his or her long-term care needs. Depending on your financial circumstances and personal relationships [more…]

Moving In with an Elderly Relative

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So you've decided that long-term care for you or your elderly relative will be solved by multigenerational living, with all its caveats. You've done all the planning [more…]

Why Community Matters in Long Term Care

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When considering where to live in old age, community is the physical structures and services of a place and the interactions of people who live there. Both are [more…]

Find Community Services for Older Residents

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Although some of the elements may differ, people who are planning for long-term care should look just as carefully at communities as young families do. Sometimes [more…]

Naturally Occurring Communities for Older People

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As the popularity for people wanting to age in place and in their familiar communities has increased, many communities have been taking on new characteristics [more…]

What Are Villages for Aging Residents?

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Villages, as possible solutions to long-term care, are organizations that bring together the aging residents of an existing neighborhood to share resources. The [more…]

Safe Driving for Older Citizens

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Older drivers are by and large safe drivers. They are more likely to wear seatbelts than younger drivers, and they are not as prone to speeding, driving under [more…]

Safer Cars for Older Drivers

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You can't make an aging body young again, but you can fix a car to accommodate physical and cognitive changes created by aging. The car your parent or other relative [more…]

Public Transportation Options for Older Residents

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Public transportation can be considered as part of an older person’s long-term care routine. Most public transportation routes are designed for getting to and [more…]

Private Transportation Options for Older Residents

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Transportation is a basic need of older adults, and should be part of a long-term care plan. Many older adults live in neighborhoods that are not near public [more…]

Long-Term Care Planning: Prescription Drug Coverage

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In your long-term care planning, one thing you will want to research is prescription drug coverage. Medicare Part D covers prescription drugs, which is often [more…]

Long-Term Care Planning: Medicare and Medicaid

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Sometimes long-term care is described as separate from medical care or is seen only as nursing home or personal care at home. My definition of long-term care [more…]

Long-Term Care Planning: Original Medicare

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Understanding the framework of Medicare programs is the first step to figuring out how these programs may or may not apply to you or your parent and how they [more…]

Long-Term Care Planning: Medicare Advantage Plans

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Your long-term care plans might involve some sort of assistance from Medicare. Medicare Part C offers an alternative to original Medicare called the [more…]

Long-Term Care Planning: Durable Medical Equipment Coverage

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For your long-term care planning research purposes, you should know that Medicare Part B covers durable medical equipment [more…]

Long-Term Care: Are You Eligible for Medicaid?

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The first step in your long-term care planning is probably to answer the question: Are you eligible for Medicaid? To receive federal funding, state Medicaid programs [more…]

What Long-Term Care Services Medicaid Offers

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Unlike Medicare, Medicaid covers long-term care in nursing homes and in the community through home- and community-based waivers [more…]

The Ups and Downs of Long-Term Care Insurance

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Long-term care insurance is a product that seemed to fill a big gap in paying for long-term care. Yet only about 7 to 9 million Americans have purchased these [more…]

Medicaid-Managed Long-Term Care

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Many states are now setting up managed long-term care programs to provide better coordination of services, more efficient program administration, and better monitoring [more…]

How to Buy Long-Term Care Insurance

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The decision to buy long-term care insurance is largely one for people to make before they reach retirement age. It's usually prohibitively expensive for an older [more…]

Long Term Care Planning: Joint Bank Accounts

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When you or your parent is no longer able to follow a budget or keep track of money coming in and out, it may be in everyone's best interest to have a shared [more…]

Long-Term Care Planning and Wills

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In recent years, many books, software, websites, and services offer templates for writing a will without consulting an attorney. The appeal is obvious: You still [more…]

3 Final Steps for Making Your Will Official

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Your long-term care planning will include designing your will. Making decisions about the will is only the first step, according to the American Bar Association [more…]

Long Term Care Planning: Wills

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A will ensures, as much as possible, that your wishes are followed. One way to convince a resistant older person of the importance of creating a will is to make [more…]

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