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...

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...

If You are on Medicaid, A Deadline is Rapidly Approaching.

Did you receive a $600 stimulus check a year ago? If You are on Medicaid, A Deadline is Rapidly Approaching.

Did you receive a $600 stimulus check a year ago?  It was not considered income when it was received. But now that it’s a year later, if that stimulus check caused you have more than $2000 in your savings, you will become ineligible for Medicaid and lose all benefits.… 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...

You’ve planned ahead–or have you?

Rome's Whiteboard

So, you’ve given the house (or farm or some other assets) to the children long ago so the government will pay for your long-term care, and you’re feeling proud of yourself for having planned ahead.   But, I have some bad news for you—did you know that almost no assisted living facilities will accept you if you are on Medicaid? … 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...

Have you ever wondered….

Do you have questions about the cost of long term care?

Do you have questions about the cost of long term care?

Are your clients confused about the many options, how to choose coverage, or if it’s necessary for them?

I’m Romeo Raabe LUTCF, LTCP and I’m known as The Long Term Care Guy–in fact, my website is www.TheLongTermCareGuy.comRead more...