Aging-in-place retirement centres increasing in popularity

You’re never just young and then suddenly old. Aging is a gradual process moving at an imperceptible pace until one day you wonder when you stopped taking the stairs two at a time and why your parents are now using walkers to move around. I’ve heard more than a few 40-year olds moan about keeping[…]

Aging in place hits the demographic bubble

Although the trend toward keeping our parents and loved ones living in their homes is a growing and welcome one, it is hitting a few roadblocks in communities across the country. An article in the Wall Street Journal explored the trend last fall noting that the support for many seniors continuing to live at home[…]

Medicare home health agency ratings system very helpful tool

If you’re looking to hire a home health agency to assist with a parent’s care, Medicare has a very helpful ratings system to provide insights as to how the various operations deliver home care. The system measures more than 9,000 agencies based on how quickly client visits began and the number of patients showing improvement[…]

Never too early – or late – to start estate plans

So it looks like your aging parents might be needing a special care environment in a few years. If you – or they – haven’t taken action, now is the time. Whether it be caregivers in their current home, paying for assisted living or long-term care in a nursing home, it can be quite expensive.[…]