Seniors & Caregiving

Retirement Planning and Long-Term Care

Retirement planning requires a lot of educated guessing in terms of how long you’ll live and at what age you’ll stop working. In general, people can expect to live at least 20 years post-retirement at age 65. Lifestyle, family history, and overall health are factors to consider. What hasn’t been factored in until recently, is the cost of any long-term care that might be needed. This is a much harder item to pin down. However, one recent study suggests…

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Retirement Planning and Long-Term Care

Retirement planning requires a lot of educated guessing in terms of how long you’ll live and at what age you’ll stop working. In general, people can expect to live at least 20 years post-retirement at age 65. Lifestyle, family history, and overall health are factors to consider. What hasn’t been factored in until recently, is the cost of any long-term care that might be needed. This is a much harder item to pin down. However, one recent study suggests…

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9 Ways to Live Independently Longer

According to a 2018 survey by AARP, ¾ of adults want to remain in their homes as they age, but only 59% believe they’ll be able to do so. If you’re part of both of those groups, these tips will help you live independently, in your own home, longer. Stay Mentally Active Brain stimulating games help preserve mental function. Just like your muscles need a workout, so does your brain. Crosswords puzzles, Sudoku, and similar games are great ways…

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How to Video Call Your Loved Ones During the Holidays

As COVID numbers rise across the nation, many states have placed restrictions on traveling, visiting long-term care facilities, etc. This means you may not be able to see your loved ones in person during the holidays this year.  Depending on the age and mental status of your relatives, learning new video-calling technology may be challenging, at best. By using drop-in calling, you can video call your loved ones during the holidays, and any time, without having to teach (and…

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Technology Assistance for Seniors and People with Vision Impairments

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