Self-Insureing for Future Long Term Care

People are using Reverse Mortgages as a way to kep loved ones at home versus nursing homes.

Self-Insureing for Future Long Term Care A recent column, “Should Federal Employees Self-Insure for Their Future Long Term Care,” discussed why some federal employees and retirees may want to consider self-insuring for their future long term care (LTC) costs. Some suggestions for self-insuring were made including an employee’s setting aside a portion of their Thrift […]

What if u can’t afford long term care

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What if u can’t afford long term care  As many as 8 in 10 older Americans couldn’t afford more than four years in an assisted living facility or two years in a long term care nursing home, according to a 2023 analysis by the National Council on Aging and the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston. This […]

How to Pay for Home Care

People are using Reverse Mortgages as a way to kep loved ones at home versus nursing homes.

How to Pay for Home Care When a chronic health condition, recovery from an illness, dementia, or even the normal aging process makes it difficult for a senior to live at home safely, in-home care can provide the supervision and assistance they need to age in place. However, families are often concerned about how much […]

Reverse Mortgages and Long-Term Care

Reverse Mortgages and Long-Term Care: The Pros and Cons Planning for the care of a loved one can be a daunting task. Many of the questions that arise during the process will consider the type of care that may be needed — for example, will your loved one be able to stay at home with […]

Aging Parents Need Home Care

How to Know If Your Aging Parents Need Home Care. by Elder Law Answers Friendly nurse interacts with senior woman in home setting.As our parents get older, we must make tough decisions regarding their health care. It can be hard to know when to bring in professional support in the form of home care. Consider […]

Reverse Mortgage to pay for long-term care

Should you use a reverse mortgage to pay for long-term care? Someone turning 65 has nearly a 7-in-10 chance of needing long-term care in the future, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, and many don’t have the savings to manage the cost of assisted living. But they may have a mortgage-free home […]

In Home Care needs

Understanding the Pros and Cons of Reverse Mortgages for Seniors In Home Care needs. Many in home care providers have agreements set up with the large lenders, but I am local and have been helping keep loved ones at home for over 15 years. When it comes to helping an aging loved one with financial […]

What Is the Best Way to Use the Equity from My House to Pay for My Care? My estate consists of a single-family home that is totally paid off, with a current value of $1 million. My adult children have no need for, nor do they want, an inheritance. I would like to get the […]

Alzheimer’s disease

What types of memories are forgotten in Alzheimer’s disease? There are different types of memory and not all of them are related to Alzheimer’s disease. I have worked with many people using a Reverse Mortgage to keep a loved one at home. I would consider no – matter what you think you will do down […]

What Is a Professional Fiduciary

  What Is a Professional Fiduciary  Elder law attorneys urge the public to create a legal plan, but it is difficult for individuals without immediate family to decide who to appoint as their health care surrogate or agent under a power of attorney. All too often, these individuals avoid completing the appropriate documents, leaving them […]