22 05, 2023

On Medicare? What You’ll Pay for Now That the PHE Has Ended

2023-05-22T08:53:15-04:00May 22nd, 2023|

The Biden administration officially ended the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on May 11, 2023. Certain policies that were implemented in early 2020 during the public health emergency will now expire. As a result, seniors are among those who may see some of [...]

19 05, 2023

Why You Should Designate Beneficiaries

2023-05-19T07:53:47-04:00May 19th, 2023|

According to WealthCounsel, over a third of Americans have experienced or witnessed familial conflict when someone dies without an estate plan. While most people believe having an estate plan is important, only a third have a plan in place, per Caring.com’s 2023 [...]

15 05, 2023

Affordable Housing Options for Low-Income Older Adults

2023-05-15T02:32:01-04:00May 15th, 2023|

Safe housing that meets older adults’ needs is essential to healthy aging in communities. Many seniors with low, fixed incomes struggle to balance housing expenses with the costs of health care, transportation, and groceries. Finding inexpensive, safe, and accessible housing [...]

12 05, 2023

Assisted Living vs. Nursing Homes: What’s the Difference?

2023-05-08T07:08:10-04:00May 12th, 2023|

Assisted living facilities and nursing homes are long-term housing and care options for older adults. Although people sometimes use the terms assisted living and nursing home synonymously, they are distinct. Understanding the differences between assisted living and nursing homes is [...]

8 05, 2023

How the Debt Ceiling Bill Could Impact Medicaid Enrollees

2023-05-08T02:37:32-04:00May 8th, 2023|

For adults who rely on Medicaid, a bill recently passed by the House may mean holding a job would become necessary to continue accessing benefits. What Is Medicaid? Medicaid is a public benefits program providing health insurance for individuals with [...]

5 05, 2023

Avoid Foreclosure With Repayment Plan for Reverse Mortgages

2023-05-05T07:03:19-04:00May 5th, 2023|

Using reverse mortgages, adults 62 and older may draw upon home equity to support their needs and remain in their homes. Many older adults with reverse mortgages have a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM). The Federal Housing Administration insures HECMs, and the U.S. [...]

1 05, 2023

Some States Testing Out Medicaid Coverage for Healthy Food

2023-04-30T15:55:38-04:00May 1st, 2023|

Under a federal pilot program, a number of states are using Medicaid funds to cover healthy food costs for Medicaid recipients. Ultimately, the trial program seeks to determine whether nutrition support can help prevent and manage certain chronic illnesses related [...]

28 04, 2023

Is “Aging in Place” Right for Me?

2023-04-28T07:45:30-04:00April 28th, 2023|

Most older adults want to remain in their homes and communities as they age rather than move into assisted living facilities or nursing homes. For those who wish to maintain their independence and continue living at home as they grow [...]

27 04, 2023

6 Facets of Estate Planning That LGBTQ+ Couples Should Know

2023-04-28T07:46:19-04:00April 27th, 2023|

Estate planning is an important consideration for all couples. However, for LGBTQ+ couples (or former couples), it may be more important than they realize to review their circumstances and see whether they have an estate plan that accurately reflects their [...]

24 04, 2023

When Does Someone Need Financial Guardianship?

2023-04-23T16:24:31-04:00April 24th, 2023|

When individuals cannot manage their finances, courts can appoint guardians. Financial guardianship is for those who need help handling money. Depending on the jurisdiction, financial guardianship may also be called guardianship of the estate or conservatorship. In cases where individuals [...]