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A Comprehensive List of the Finest Caregiver Support Groups Online & In-Person

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Caregivers need support In 2023, 41.8 million people provided unpaid care for a loved one in the United States, according to A Place for Mom’s 2023 State …

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A Guide to Elder Care Planning & Family Meetings

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For families, elder care is often one of those difficult topics. Bringing the family and support network together for a meeting to discuss a loved one’s …

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Early Signs of Dementia: What You Need to Know

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What are the early signs of dementia? You can watch your loved one or yourself for the following general early warning signs of dementia, as explained …

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How to Start Your Financial Journey to a Worry-Free Retirement

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Last Updated on January 30, 2024 by Alex Are you starting your journey towards a worry-free retirement? You’re probably wondering how to plan for retirement? Look …

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Different Ways You Can Pay For Hospice Care at Home

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How much does home hospice care cost insurance providers? According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which sets benchmarks for hospice care costs based …

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7 Facts About Hospice Care at Assisted Living Facilities We Bet You Didn’t Know

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Hospice care comes to assisted living There are many benefits to receiving hospice care in assisted living. Hospice care teams offer physical and emotional comfort to …

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Should You Become Your Parent’s Caregiver?

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Are you prepared to be the primary caregiver for your aging parents? About 17% of adult Americans currently provide care for a family member or loved …

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Assisted Living vs. Independent Living: What’s the Difference?

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Independent and assisted living communities both offer thoughtfully designed housing, senior-friendly amenities, daily meal plans, and exciting social activities. But there is one major difference between …

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How does Care Coordination Promote Senior Health & Longevity?

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What is care coordination? Care coordination involves multiple team members who coordinate treatments, senior care services, and medical appointments according to a senior’s care plan. The …

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Elder Care Attorneys Are in Your Corner: Here’s How They Can Help Family Caregivers

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The benefits of working with an elder care lawyer An elder law attorney can help family caregivers explore options for their loved one’s current situation and …

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The Essential Legal Documents Aging Parents Need to Have in Order

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Financial documents seniors should have “Financial information can be crucial in many instances for timely, efficient, and more affordable care,” says Stuart Furman, an elder law attorney in …

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Medi-Cal: The Assisted Living Waiver Program for California, Explained

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Medi-Cal’s assisted living waiver The Assisted Living Waiver allows Medi-Cal-eligible seniors to choose an assisted living community as an alternative to a nursing facility. California created this experimental waiver …

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Service Dogs for Elderly Adults: Everything You Should Know

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If your senior loved one has a visual impairment, hearing loss, or other disability, you’ve likely looked into many ways to make their lives easier. For …

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Top 10 Retirement Hot Spots for Golfers

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Whether you’re looking to golf in the dry, desert climate of Arizona, the humid coastal islands of the southeast, or the cooler mountain regions of North Carolina or Oregon, we’ve …

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Assisted Living vs. Home Care: What’s the Difference?

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What is assisted living? Assisted living communities provide housing and care services to active seniors who aren’t able to live independently. Some health care services are also provided …

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Are you ready to rock? Rolling Stones announce tour, and AARP members get early access to presale

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The Rolling Stones are hitting the road for a 16-date stadium tour of North America. And clearly, they know their key fan demographic: The tour is …

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Megan Rapinoe says goodbye to her pro soccer career with final victory

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Megan Rapinoe played her last soccer match with the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) on Sunday, Sept. 24, and it’s hard to imagine what the …

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Wondering where to retire? We found 9 of America’s best cities for retirees

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Retirement is a time to explore new hobbies, travel, and relax. But most importantly, it’s about finding the perfect place to settle down. The U.S. is …

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Is it time to sell your Bitcoin?

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With the crypto winter thawing out and the price of Bitcoin (BTC) on the rise, you might want to consider selling some BTC as its price …

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Are we in the early stages of a new crypto bull market?

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The price of Bitcoin is up significantly from its November lows. On Feb. 16, BTC’s price broke back through $25,000. It had been trading at approximately …

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The 20 most expensive US cities for retirees

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As the golden years near, many become hyper-focused on how big a nest egg they need to retire. Not surprisingly, the size hinges largely on where that nest …

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How the Biden Administration’s Secure 2.0 Act could affect your retirement

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  The $1.7 trillion federal government spending package recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden includes a collection of provisions that will …

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457 vs 401(k): What’s the real difference?

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  Depending on where you work, you may be able to save for retirement in a 457 plan or a 401(k). While any employer can offer …

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Want to retire at 50? Here’s how to make it happen

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  Congratulations! You’ve made the most critical step in the entire process – searching out how to become financially independent. In my book, I explain how …

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Even if you can retire at 62, should you really do it?

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  Planning to retire at 62 is worth considering, but whether it’s a realistic goal depends on how much you’ve saved, your anticipated living expenses, and …

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When should you really file for Social Security?

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  Deciding when to apply for Social Security can be a complicated math problem, one that has a different answer for each person depending on their …

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We’re 56 and have less than $250K in savings. Can we still retire at 65?

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  It’s a question that everybody who isn’t a multi-millionaire finds themselves asking. How much money do I need to have saved to retire comfortably?   …

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The average American retiree has this much cash, but is it enough?

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  Retirement is a financial goal most of us think about. At some point, everyone will be forced to leave the workforce for good. But, how …

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Average net worth in every state

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The average net worth of Americans is $748,800, according to the Federal Reserve’s most recent Survey of Consumer Finances released in September 2020. Meanwhile the median …

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How to cope with financially unstable parents

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  How old were you when you realized your parents struggled with money? I was five: crouched on the top stair, listening once again to my …