Archive for June, 2011

Why to Plan for Age in Place — Even in a Tough Economy

By now we are all somewhat aware of the fact that millions of Americans are living longer and healthier lives. Given that the 65 and over population is expected to increase from approximately 35 million in 2000 to 55 million in 2020,  a lot of time and energy spent on understanding and identifying what the [...]

Aid And Attendance Myths Busted

Last May, we examined the availability of veterans benefits for Mrs. Williams, a widow of a wartime veteran whose daughter, Judy, was providing care to her in her home. While this scenario is quite common and, under the right circumstances, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will pay a monthly Aid and Attendance benefit to [...]

End Of Life Conversations

In our life, we are required to handle many stressful situations. The most stressful, the one that is a life-altering situation, is dealing with the passing of a loved-one. This creates so much stress that it is imperative that multiple discussions be held with specific people in order to make certain that all aspects of [...]