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Healthcare Costs Can Be Shocking in Retirement

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Aug 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

The fear of huge medical bills causes worry to many a retiree.  However, there is hope of solving the situation. Retirees generally fear that a medical expense shock will decimate their savings.  However, there are ways to make the shock less stressful, according to Reuters...

Arrange for Long-Term Care Before It Is Needed

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Jun 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

No one wants to end up in a nursing home.  However, if you do, it is best to have planned ahead. People who need nursing home care do not have a choice. One of the big problems is that staying in a nursing home for any length of time is incredibly expensive. It is also likely to get more exp...

Family Members Should Know Needs of Elders

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | May 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Conversations between family generations can be helpful in determining needs. Younger family members often end up helping their elderly loved ones, who may face the problems of aging. However, if the younger people do not know what to do and what the elderly person wants done...

There Can Be Comfort in Creating Final Plan

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

You have been making plans your entire life and it is likely there are a few more during retirement. Americans have generally been making plans their entire lives and those in retirement need to make plans, even though those plans are some of the least comfortable plans for people at any age...

Do Not Leave Health Care Decisions Up to Others

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | May 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

You have your own ideas on what should happen if you are incapacitated.  However, your loved ones could have other ideas. What happens if you do not have a living will? For example, if you are in an accident and decisions need to be made about your medical care, your family might not hav...

Remaining at Home Takes Some Planning

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | May 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Staying out of a facility in the senior years, needs careful consideration. More people can live at home rather than a facility for longer than ever before.  However, seniors need to make the appropriate plans, according to a doctor in a recent article in The Roanoke Times...

You Can Help Elderly Relatives Despite Distance

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Apr 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Even if you don't live close to elder parents you can be of help. In our ever changing society it is quite possible that children will move far away from their parents.  However, that does not mean children who do not live close cannot be of service in caring for their parents, according to ...

Accident or Illness Always Possible

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Mar 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

You can't necessarily prevent being incapacitated.  However, you can make plans, just in case it should occur. There are no age requirements for disabling accidents or illnesses, so it would be wise for everyone to plan for what would happen if they were to be incapacitated.

Costs Can Mount When It Comes to Probate

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Mar 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

In trying to avoid probate, people can find themselves getting the opposite results. Many people do not realize that probate courts handle more things than just wills and can't always be avoided, according to WLTX19 in "Man spends thousands in probate costs to help wife with dementia."

Being Prepared for a Possible Disability

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Feb 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is important to plan, in case you are one of the people who will suffer from Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is a scary proposition and something everyone should consider as a possibility in their future, according to the Times Herald-Record...

Tax Reform Has an Impact on the Disabled

Posted by Nina Whitehurst | Jan 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Special needs trust may be answer to new tax reforms. Some of the people who were concerned about the new tax reform law were people with disabilities, according to The Hillin "Restructured tax code would unduly burden people with disabilities."

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