Finances and legal (p1):

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... .........Read more

 

 

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... .........Read more

 

 

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. .........Read more

 

 

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 such... .........Read more

 

 

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. .........Read more

 

 

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... .........Read more

 

 

Explorer Discussions: Finances and legal

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

Hospital Bill Gobbledygook: What Do We Do?

A member from the Internet asks if anyone has a solution to incomprehensible hospital bills. .........Read more

Computer Security and Scams Discussed, Explored

Members discuss various aspects of computer security, starting with a concern about privacy should a device's camera be activated remotely. .........Read more

Big Decisions for Later in Life Discussed

SF Village Explorer Bob reflects on some of the important decisions about later life that are concerning him, and he is joined in the discussion by others who see this area as important as they explore becoming the leading edge of the Boomer generation. .........Read more

 

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

 
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.
 
 
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, bill pay service
 
SilverBills is a service that offers to ease the burden of bill paying for those who find it confusing or frustrating.
 
 
 
End of life planning App: discover, share, and store your end of life preferences.
 
 
Vial of Life
 
The vial contains important medical information that can assist emergency personnel in administering the proper medical treatment.
 
 
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, 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.
 
 
POLST, Vynca, end of life health care directives
 
Vynca provides secure cloud storage of a person's Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) - their end-of-life wishes - in a way that any care provider can access that information and provide informed care rather than default to heroic measures.
 
 
Senior's Guide to Aging at Home
 
This helpful guide covers fall prevention, home safety, fraud prevention, costs to consider, and what family members need to know.
 

 

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