How Do You Control Your Destiny in the Senior Years? Part 2 of 2

In Part 1 of this post, we looked at several aspects of a Senior Living plan that helps expand our range of choices.  In that post, we addressed finances, legal framework and healthcare security. To review, the message is this: the more you understand the common issues that creep into our lives as we age, the better you can plan for them.  Some of those issues may never happen, but having a plan helps minimize the stress and allows you to have control over your circumstances even if you are losing control over your physical and/or mental faculties. Here in […]

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How Do You Control Your Destiny in Your Senior Years?  Part 1 of 2

  The image of long walks on the beach at sunset is the stereotypical vision many people have of retirement.  It certainly can happen that way – I know that’s what I’m hoping for!  But how can we make sure that happens?  The answer is to exert control wherever possible.  There are key mechanisms that help people establish and maintain control as they age.  These levers are; financial planning and stability, legal instrumentation, healthcare security, a progressive living plan, social support and mobility.  Understanding how and when to apply these levers are the greatest modicums of control you can pull […]

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Healthcare Consumer

Being A Good Healthcare Consumer

The ever shifting healthcare landscape has changed drastically in the past couple of decades and constant change is the only thing you can count on.  The trend is that consumers of healthcare are paying more out of their pocket for healthcare services and health insurance than ever before.  An unforeseen complication can have a devastating impact to most people’s financial stability.  Chronic disease can also have a huge impact.  Never has it been more important to be a good healthcare consumer. The challenge for most people is how to start being an advocate.  That’s where we come in. Healthcare as […]

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Senior Planning

Why Plan for Senior Living?

What is your definition of independence? My definition of independence means having as many options and choices as possible. When it comes to Senior Living, the options are many and overwhelming.  Some are very attractive while others may seem distasteful.  Here’s the reality: if you don’t plan for your Senior years, then your options will be limited to your available resources.  Simply put, your independence will be determined by the resources you have and what you are willing to pay.  For some, enough resources exist that will allow all options to remain open.  This is a very small percentage of […]

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