Talk to a Local Resource Specialist, it’s Free! Call 800-201-9989

Article Library

Probate – What you don’t know can hurt you!

When you die or become unable to manage your own affairs, the stuff you leave is called your estate. To direct what will happen to your estate, you need to provide some instructions, which is your estate plan.  Contrary to what most people think, you cannot simply rely on someone you trust to do what...

Read More

Public Transportation Offers Seniors Convenient, Low-Cost Options

The Regional Transportation District’s (RTD’s) bus and light rail system provides wheelchair-accessible public transit at discounted fares for seniors. In addition, RTD offers the following services:call-n-Ride is a curb-to-curb transportation service available in select locations. By calling at least...

Read More

Reflections ...a Nursing Home Alternative

Adult day care centers are the newest trend in healthcare.  They are the most cost effective alternative while allowing the individual to continue to live at home while obtaining the services they need.  All adult day care centers are governed by the state to assure the highest quality of care.  Reflections...

Read More

Reverse Mortgages Assisting Seniors

Senior homeowners across the nation are now turning to a new source for cash income: their home.  From helping to pay their property taxes to taking a well deserved vacation or even paying for home healthcare expenses, now more than ever, Reverse Mortgages are providing the means for seniors to improve...

Read More

Reverse Mortgages Can Help

Attention senior homeowners: Have you thought about “downsizing” from your home where you’ve lived for many, many years? Have you thought about living in a smaller house, perhaps in a different community, perhaps closer to those grandchildren?  Does your current house have high upkeep costs? Do you need...

Read More

RSVP Medical Transportation Program - "Medical Mobility"

Transportation to medical appointments can be difficult to find, especially if the appointment requires a friend or family member to pick you up after the procedure.  With transportation becoming an increasingly prevalent issue for older adults, RSVP of Boulder County has created a program, in conjunction...

Read More

SENIOR SCAMS

As the population continues to age, the elderly are becoming more and more vulnerable to scam artists. These scams can come in many forms, both legal and illegal, that impact negatively on the vulnerable elderly.Seniors are often the target of these schemes because they are easier to prey on than younger...

Read More

Seven Critical Reasons to Make a Last Will & Testament

Individuals work a lifetime at accumulating assets, personal property and mementos. It only takes a little time to make sure those valued items pass on to your loved ones. If executed correctly, a Last Will and Testament can clearly state your wishes and ensure they are carried out. Other reasons to...

Read More

STRESS OF FAMILY CAREGIVING OFTEN NECESSITATES OUTSIDE SUPPORT

One of the most stressful jobs around today isn’t found in corporate America.  Rather, it’s a job that one in every four Americans wakes up to each morning. It comes with the title “family caregiver”—a role that brings significant rewards and equally significant challenges.Statistics from a recent report...

Read More

Technology to help regain mobility

Imagine technology so advanced that it may help stroke and other neurological patients regain lost mobility and achieve greater independence than believed to be possible. Two new, highly sophisticated technologies are now a reality.The first technology focuses on central nervous system injuries that...

Read More

The Next Evolutionary Step in Total Knee Replacements

New Total Knee Replacement TechnologyGroundbreaking new technology allows surgeons to customizeimplant size and fit for each individual patient.As part of an ongoing commitment to bringing breakthrough medical advancements to the local community, several surgeons in Northern New Jersey are the first...

Read More

The Aspen Club Health and Wellness Services for Older Adults

  The Aspen Club has been serving an increasing  number of older adults in northern Colorado for close to 18 years.  Through its development of innovative, quality  programs and services for people 50 and above, more than 12,000 adults have become members.  Close  to 100 individuals continue to join...

Read More

The Complex World of Home Healthcare:Why Work Through an Agency?

One of the greatest long-term needs of older adults with chronic illnesses is for in-home, custodial care, which makes it possible for people with functional or cognitive limitations to remain at home in their preferred environment. Home Health Aides and Certified Nursing Assistants provide the majority...

Read More

The Journey Through Grief

At some point in our life each of us will experience the loss of someone we love dearly.  With loss comes grief.  Although grief is a universal emotion it may be one of the most intimate and personal feelings we ever experience.  Losing a loved one evokes anxiety and feelings of loneliness that we may...

Read More

The Truth about Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes have continued to have a negative connotation in the eye of the public.  The thought has always been that nursing homes are where you go to die.  However, the reality of today’s nursing home is quite different.  They are Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation centers.  True, many people do...

Read More

Understanding Reverse Mortgages

What is a reverse mortgage?It is a loan against your home thatdoes not have to be repaid as long asyou live in your home.What is so unique about thisprogram?Instead of making payments, youreceive them.Will this loan affect my SocialSecurity or Medicare?No, absolutely not.Will I have to pay income tax...

Read More

Urgent Care-A Convenient Alternative to Your Primary Care Physician and the ER

It’s ten o’clock Tuesday morning. You don’t feel well and you haven’t felt well for the past three days, yet you’ve put off making an appointment with your doctor. You finally call your doctor’s office, but they can’t get you in until Thursday. So what do you do? You can wait and feel miserable for another...

Read More

Veteran's Benefits that Increase Income to Pay for Long term Care

Two types of little-known Veteran’s Benefits may provide critical benefits to those who need assistance with health care costs: Housebound benefits and Aid & Attendance benefits. Eligibility rules for these benefits are more flexible than those for Medicaid or other public benefits, and are also available...

Read More

Veterans Benefit Helps Pay for the Cost of Care in a Facility or at Home

In our financial planning practice, we frequently meet with seniors and their family members who have health issues that make it difficult to live independently. The challenge is that many seniors cannot afford the cost of care and Medicare has very limited benefits payable for this type of care. Now...

Read More

WAITING FOR "THE FALL"

Meet my in-laws, Barbara and Joe of Winnemucca, Nevada. Barbara has a hard time getting out of the chair and an even harder time walking. More and more she stays in her pajamas all day long so she won’t have to go all the way down the treacherous stairs to do the laundry. She has macular degeneration...

Read More
Showing: 20 of 3300