There are still people who are having a hard time understanding long term care. Some people are not even familiar with the different long term care services and settings and how they work. Here are some of the misconceptions that people may have about long term care.   Understanding Long Term Care by… read more

  There is still an ongoing debate regarding the answer to this question, “should I buy long term care insurance even if I can afford care?”   Some would claim that they have more than enough to cover their future long term care needs and therefore they don’t need to get coverage for long term… read more

Protecting assets from nursing home costs should be one of the pillars of retirement planning. Sad to say, many Americans have a blind spot for long term care costs. They underestimate the costs thinking that their savings will be enough to cover it.   Will it be enough?   Unfortunately, no.   Based on the… read more

  Thanksgiving is fast approaching, the best time to take out your list of important questions to ask aging parents. Now, it’s your turn to be on the opposite side of the table and start a conversation about their current needs, plans and wishes.   Will you visit your aging parents this Thanksgiving and initiate… read more

The number one question caregivers always ask is this, “how to get paid for being a family caregiver?”   Caregiving for a family member is done out of love, and there is no monetary compensation attached to it. Since this is mostly the case, taking care of a loved one can be burdensome especially in… read more

November is Long Term Care Awareness Month, an annual campaign designed to educate Americans about long term care and its long term emotional, physical and financial impact. Long term care is often overlooked when planning for retirement, a clear indication that Americans don’t have the sense of urgency when preparing for their future long term care needs. In… read more

Money conversations between couples aren’t romantic but these should happen before retirement. Why? Couples fight about money and most often than not, one spouse’s spending becomes the root of the problem.   credit: Retirement comes with challenges and most of them are deeply rooted in finances like mortgage, utilities, children’s education, debt, savings and… read more

Are you caring for elderly parents or planning to take on the role? We have you covered by preparing a checklist on how you can properly take care of your elderly parents without jeopardizing your retirement needs and your family’s needs in the process.   It is difficult to see your parents struggle, lose their… read more

Long term care insurance coverage provides myriad of benefits like funding for home health care, adult day care, nursing home stay and assisted living facility services. It helps cushion the blow that comes from long term care costs by covering some if not all expenses a policyholder accrues. On top of that, these policies protect… read more