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July 7, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About Eco-Friendly Burials

As we journey through life, we often make conscious choices to protect and sustain the environment around us. But have you ever paused to ponder the environmental impact of your final resting place? The truth is, conventional burial methods may leave more than just emotional imprints on our planet; they leave a physical one too.... Read More
May 11, 2023

What You Need to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance

When it comes to planning for aging well, the cost of long-term care is a big unknown. No matter how well you’ve planned financially for your senior years, the need for long-term care—at home or in a group setting—can devastate your retirement lifestyle and any legacy you hope to leave your family. That’s why many... Read More
April 10, 2023

Don’t Delay Advance Care Planning

We tend to plan for important parts of life: education, career, marriage, homeownership, and retirement. We even plan for the not-so-important, like bringing an umbrella along when it might rain. But what most of us forget to do—or avoid doing—is plan for any decisions that may be needed as we near the end of our... Read More
September 23, 2022

Care Management for Clients With Multiple Sclerosis

“Financial planning for people with chronic diseases is complicated and multifaceted. Start by building a team of people to help.” That’s the essence of a New York Times article that describes care managers—like us here at LifeCare Advocates—as experts who can help clients navigate their current and future needs. The article quotes Fred Schwartz, a... Read More
April 21, 2022

How Do You Want to Live?

What is important to you? What do you value? How do you want to live? These are questions we ask ourselves throughout our lives, and the answers fuel our decisions. We do our best to make choices and build a life that is in tune with our beliefs and needs.   In April there’s a... Read More
January 31, 2022

Helping Your Parent Downsize

Downsizing can be an overwhelming and often emotional project at any age. There are memories everywhere, perhaps impeding keep-or-toss decisions. “When people are downsizing, they’re not only saying goodbye to valued possessions, but they’re also saying goodbye to a certain part of their life,” noted Nicole Anzia, a professional organizer and a columnist for the... Read More
December 20, 2021

Is Your Aging Well Team in Place?

Did you know that aging well is a team effort? As people grow older and start thinking about their lifestyle and potential care needs in their senior years, one of two things generally happens. Some people realize they need to make plans, and hire experts – financial, legal, and others – to help them prepare.... Read More
October 21, 2021

You’re Never Too Young to Plan for Aging Well

Life is full of events we need to plan for financially, like college, buying a home, and retiring. When it comes to retirement planning, we generally think about the obvious – where we’ll live and how we’ll spend all that free time. But, of course, we’ll also want to ensure that we’re aging well –... Read More
December 9, 2020

Creating an Aging Plan With Your Spouse

You and your spouse or partner are accustomed to making plans together – vacations, purchases, investments, and the thousand other things that come up over the years. There may be one big plan you’ve not yet considered – an aging plan for both of you. With an aging plan, you can outline your plans for... Read More