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Financing old age. Including insurance.

 

For Older Adults, their Families, and Caregivers

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Analysis & Exploration: Finances and legal

Scams & Older Adults: What to Do?

This series focuses on helping readers of all generations learn the fundamentals of scams, what scammers are after, how they use mail, email, mobile phones, tablets, and personal computers to steal your identity, your money, and even the Internet bandwidth you pay for every month to access the internet.

The information in this series on scams is intended to help you reduce vulnerability to scams for both you and loved-ones like parents, grandparents, etc. The key message is that to be forewarned is to be forearmed.

 

 

How to Avoid Scams and Defend Against Them

Here are some very specific actions you can take to avoid the sort of scams that impact older adults. This article also includes some easy-to-follow "spam avoidance rules".

 

 

How Scams Work (with Examples)

Learn how scams work, with examples. Because, the best protection against exploitation by scammers comes from having a general understanding of how people try to con the elderly into sending/wiring them money or worse, giving them the electronic keys to their financial kingdom.

If you understand your vulnerabilities, you will be alert to situations that put you or an aging parent at risk.

 

 

A Professional Fiduciary: What is it? Do you need one?

Wondering what a Professional Fiduciary is, when you might need one, and how you would find a good one? We asked professional fiduciary Kim Schwarcz to explain.

 

 

Private Patient Advocates

As our healthcare system becomes more complex and hard to navigate, a new profession has emerged: patient advocacy. Patient advocates are people who work to help patients navigate the healthcare system, and can in principle help save money, and help make sure one gets the best possible treatment when ill. In this article, we asked one of this new breed, Patricia Knight, to help our readers understand better: what is a patient advocate, what do they do, and do you need one?

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Finances and legal

The Conversation: End of Life Wishes, Providence

In Part 1 of our "End of Life" discussion, Beth Levow, a volunteer with the “The Conversation Project”, explains the resources this Boston-based non-profit program offers to enable conversations about one’s wishes for end-of-life care with family members, friends, physicians, and others. .........Read more

The Conversation: End of Life Wishes, Providence

In Part 1 of our "End of Life" discussion, Beth Levow, a volunteer with the “The Conversation Project”, explains the resources this Boston-based non-profit program offers to enable conversations about one’s wishes for end-of-life care with family members, friends, physicians, and others. .........Read more

The Conversation: End of Life Wishes, Providence

In Part 1 of our "End of Life" discussion, Beth Levow, a volunteer with the “The Conversation Project”, explains the resources this Boston-based non-profit program offers to enable conversations about one’s wishes for end-of-life care with family members, friends, physicians, and others. .........Read more

The Conversation: End of Life Wishes, Providence

In Part 1 of our "End of Life" discussion, Beth Levow, a volunteer with the “The Conversation Project”, explains the resources this Boston-based non-profit program offers to enable conversations about one’s wishes for end-of-life care with family members, friends, physicians, and others. .........Read more

The Conversation: End of Life Wishes, Providence

In Part 1 of our "End of Life" discussion, Beth Levow, a volunteer with the “The Conversation Project”, explains the resources this Boston-based non-profit program offers to enable conversations about one’s wishes for end-of-life care with family members, friends, physicians, and others. .........Read more

The Conversation: End of Life Wishes, Providence

In Part 1 of our "End of Life" discussion, Beth Levow, a volunteer with the “The Conversation Project”, explains the resources this Boston-based non-profit program offers to enable conversations about one’s wishes for end-of-life care with family members, friends, physicians, and others. .........Read more

 

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Useful Products & Resources: Finances and legal (shared by our Explorers)

The US Advance Care Plan Registry

 
US Living Will Registry
 

The US Living Will Registry/Advance Care Plan Registry is a service accessed by a mobile app or online which is designed to store or to otherwise locate advance health directives for use by the user or by health care providers anywhere.

 

Five Wishes

 
Five Wishes
 

Five wishes is an online service that enables you to create an advance directive. 

 

PREPARE for your care

 
Prepare.org
 

PREPARETM for your care is a didactic in the form of a series of documents and film clips which are intended to instruct the viewer how to make medical decisions and document them so they can be realized at a later time.

 

Stanford Letter Project: Advance Directive

 
advance directive
 

The Stanford Letter Project - Advance Directive - is an online form in a letter template that is intended to allow persons to document what matters most to them and what treatments they want in the future.

 

Plan Your Lifespan

 

Northwestern University offers a website for people who want to anticipate health related choices in later life, to familiarize themselves with alternatives, and create a plan of action for possible eventualities.

 

The Conversation Project

 
Conversation Starter Kit, The Conversation Project
 

The Conversation Project is a website intended to evoke discussion among family or friends to facilitate talking about values and wishes that often go unsaid.

 

SilverBills

 

SilverBills is a service that offers to ease the burden of bill paying for those who find it confusing or frustrating.

 

Cake: End of Life Planning

 

End of life planning App: discover, share, and store your end of life preferences.

 

Vial of Life

 
Vial of Life
 

The vial contains important medical information that can assist emergency personnel in administering the proper medical treatment.

 

 

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