Category: Senior Planning

Downsizing Dilemma: Letting Go of Your ‘Stuff’

As life circumstances change, downsizing may become part of the plan. Children grow up and move out, and large family homes may no longer be practical or necessary. Whether considering a move to a smaller home, condo, assisted living or nursing home, odds are that you will be leaving a home filled with memories, mementos […]

How to Curb the High Cost of Prescription Medications

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found that more than 11 percent of adults in the United States don’t take their medications as prescribed as a way to cut costs. Among the uninsured, that figure jumps to more than 33 percent. Prescription medication pricing varies widely, and those who lack insurance […]

Smoothing the Transition to Assisted Living

Many seniors prefer to remain in their own homes as they age. But for some, living independently is no longer an option. Assisted living can offer seniors a safe and supportive living community while continuing the sense of independence that they cherish. Yet making the move can be fraught with emotion. Change is difficult for […]

Is it Time for Your Loved One to Stop Driving?

Remember the exhilaration of passing your road test and the sense of independence that came with finally being able to drive? Now imagine the flip side of that – the loss of independence, coupled with fear and resentment that could accompany the end of your driving days. That is the emotional state that seniors may […]

HELP IN TIMES OF TRANSITION

The death of a significant other can be emotionally devastating. So, too, can a marriage torn apart by divorce. The emotional trauma of each, whether sudden or built up over time, can be exacerbated by confusion about “practical” matters that are integral to the transition process. Both situations require a period of adjustment so that […]

The Importance of Having a Will

No one really wants to think about his or her own death. It is an extremely foreboding thought and makes uncomfortable conversation. Failing to make plans for one’s own passing, however, doesn’t mean that it will never happen. Having a will is important for adults of all ages.   A will is the only way […]