What you need to know about continuing care retirement communities

Life plan communities, often referred to as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), are an increasingly popular choice of aging Americans. These communities offer the array of care options necessary as seniors move through the stages of aging that include independent or assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing. Beyond health care CCRCs offer a wide [...]

November 20th, 2018|

Veterans Affairs Nationwide Ranking of 133 VA Nursing Homes

In an unprecedented move furthering transparency within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) it has released the internal rankings of 133 VA nursing homes nationwide. The 5-star ranking system helps veterans and their families to locate the best facility possible in their area. The posted performance ratings are slated to be updated annually and includes: the names [...]

October 18th, 2018|

Financial Benefits for Veterans and their Survivors

If you are a veteran, or if you are caring for one, it is essential to understand the many veterans’ benefits programs available through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Often, financial support is available to a veterans spouse or their survivors as well as the veteran themselves. Even if there has never been a claim [...]

October 9th, 2018|

The rise of bankruptcy in the lives of aging Americans

The golden years are turning into bankruptcy red for many retired and aging Americans. While medical advances are keeping seniors alive longer, the associated healthcare costs in the quest for longevity are being off-loaded onto the older individual at a time when reduced income is a hallmark of senior living.  Older Americans are increasingly filing [...]

September 4th, 2018|

Helpful Ways to Pay for Assisted Living Costs

California assisted living rent can vary from $3,000 to $10,000 monthly. Depending on what type of care your loved one needs, assisted living can be the most affordable solution when compared to a nursing home ($8,000 to $16,000 or more per month) or long-term in-home care ($24 - $30 per hour). If closely monitored medical [...]

August 30th, 2018|