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Financing old age. Including insurance.

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Analysis & Exploration: Finances and legal

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...

 

 

Elder Dignity, Autonomy and the Need for Protection from Abuse

Dignity of the elder must not be disregarded in the name of protection: whether we are dealing with the difficult issues of how to convince dad to give up the car keys, mom’s need for placement in a facility, or fear of money being improperly acquired by a scammer. The question posed is how to...

 

 

Make Your Health Care Wishes Known - Easily

The New Old Age blogger Paula Span has recetly written an immensely helpful piece on new ways each of us can make our health care advance directives known.

 

 

Breaking Down the Barriers of Communication Between the Generations. Role for technology?

Going beyond money management, part of our daily work includes having conversations about the complexities of providing care for aging family members, the range of costs for providing this care and the difficulty families have in planning around these issues. Yet, most people don’t think about...

 

 

Financial elder abuse: media and seniors have different perceptions

Financial abuse of seniors is on the rise. New companies are springing up to try and address the issue. But there may be some education required as it seems as though seniors and their families are not yet too worried about this issue.

 

 

Retirement Community Costs: How Much?

At the outset, the greatest barrier to moving into a retirement community can be the cost. Therefore, most homeowners and renters find it attractive to age in place at home in the community where friends and services are nearby. However, the cost of remaining at home can become very high in the...

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Finances and legal

Internet Scams and Safety

This is a talk on Internet scams and Safety, from Capt John Alfred. Captain Alfred directs the cyber crimes and the state fusion units with the Rhode Island State Police. .........Read more

The Big Age-Related Problems we Worry About

SF Village explorers take on the task of listing challenging topics facing elders in later life. .........Read more

Access Your Medical Records in a Flash

Explorer Jan tells the group that her Book Group at SRC is promoting the idea of residents having their complete medical records on a USB 'flash' drive formatted for that purpose. .........Read more

Telephone, Cyber and Doorbell Scams Explored

Explorer Steve speaks about computer scams, including one brought to his attention by his neighbor who complained that a message would periodically appear on her computer screen telling her that her computer was infected, and to call the number in the message to get help in clearing her computer... .........Read more

Plan a Good Death: Explorers Discuss End of Life Choices

Explorers discuss making their wishes known when they reach the end of life. .........Read more

How Do I Get Rid of Nusiance Callers?

Explorer Karen reports on behalf of another member that deceptive callers have been 'fishing' for personal information. The group shares numerous experiences on the subject of calls from scammers and 'robo' calls, all of which are reportedly common to home and business lines whether fixed wire,... .........Read more

 

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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

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

 

The Fiscal Concierge

 
bill pay service, fiscal concierge
 

The Fiscal Concierge is an Internet-based bill paying subscription service designed to help the elderly or their adult children, as well as to be a service to younger active adults with busy lifestyles.

 

SilverBills

 
SilverBills, bill pay service
 

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 - Have Important Medical Information for First Responders

 
Vial of Life
 

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

 

Understanding Long Term Care Insurance (from AARP)

 
Long Term Care insurance
 

Understanding Long Term Care Insurance is an article found on the AARP website which explains the types of policies paying benefits to help cover the cost of "long-term care," meaning the help that people with chronic illnesses, disabilities or other conditions need on a daily basis over an...

 

Reverse Mortgage Alert

 
reverse mortgage, finance, housing options
 

Reverse Mortgage Alert addresses a diverse audience of readers from those who want to learn more about this type of financial instrument to those seeking to learn the history of the reverse mortgage industry, and finally why this is such an important topic for seniors and their loved ones.

 

 

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