Americans are focused on the wrong retirement risks

Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

A study from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found that Americans cite market volatility as the top retirement risk, while longevity and health care costs actually present bigger risks. The study concluded that Americans need more education about retirement risks, as well as a source of secure income and long-term care planning. … Read more...

How to Pave a Smooth Path for Marriage in Your Golden Years

This article is posted with the permission of the author, Lydia Chan.

After her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Ms. Chan struggled to balance the responsibilities of caregiving and her own life. She founded AlzheimersCaregiver.net as an online resource for fellow caregivers and seniors.Read more...

Constant drumbeat of costs often overwhelms caregivers

An article in the Wall Street Journal details how an AARP caregiving expert ends up broke!

An article in the Wall Street Journal details how an AARP caregiving expert ends up broke and $120,000 in debt trying to care for her parents in need of long-term care. (“Caring for Older Relatives is So Expensive That Even AARP’s Expert Filed For Bankruptcy”, Wall Street Journal, 2-22-22).… Read more...

156 Wisconsin assisted living facilities closed through September 1 of this year

381 Assisted Living Facilities Closed from 2019 through this September!

381 assisted living facilities closed from 2019 through this September!

WHY?  They accepted Medicaid (welfare) whose reimbursement is less than the cost to care for their residents.

If you lose money on every customer, can you make it up with volume?… Read more...

Family-Provided Care Can Work–Sometimes

Family-Provided Care Can Work--Sometimes

The September, 2021 issue of the journal Health Affairs features a study that family-provided care (spouse or adult children) for dementia greatly diminishes the chances that the individual will need to enter a nursing home. However, full time caregiving will burn out the support team.… Read more...

Alzheimer’s May Strike Women and Men in Different Ways

At the end of February, the website HealthDay published an article entitled “Alzheimer’s May Strike Women and Men in Different Ways”. (https://consumer.healthday.com/2-25-alzheimers-may-strike-women-men-in-different-ways-2650728831.html )

Here is a quote from that article: “The ravages of Alzheimer’s may strike later in women than men, but once it takes hold women tend to deteriorate far faster than men, according to a new study.… Read more...

It’s the Holidays, Let’s Talk

Rome's Whiteboard

How long has it been since you have seen all of the family?  How are they doing?  Perhaps not as well as last year?  Perhaps it’s time to talk.

It’s the holidays, this is the time of year when many families realize a family member is not doing as well as s(he) has in the past, and may need some help. … Read more...