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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
September 10, 2020

What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Planning

Thinking about future living arrangements for yourself or an older loved one can be daunting. In 2020 the realities brought on by the coronavirus pandemic have given us even more to think about. Here’s how we at LifeCare Advocates have updated our planning advice in four key areas based on what we’ve seen during this... Read More
January 20, 2020

Many Baby Boomers Need to Prepare for Aging Alone

  The 1960s brought about a revolution in American culture. Many from the baby boom generation eschewed their parents’ ideas of the perfect life and embraced a way of living that fit their own style. They weren’t as quick to get married as their parents, were more likely to divorce if they did marry, and... Read More
April 5, 2019

Planning Ahead after a Diagnosis of Dementia

  April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day. It is meant to draw attention to the importance of planning ahead for your end-of-life care. This is particularly important if you or a loved one has received a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s of other form of dementia. As there is no cure for Alzheimer’s or most other... Read More
April 13, 2018

Elder Care: Retirement and Health Planning

This is the first in a two-part series on key steps you or your family members can take to plan for a more comfortable living and financial experience in the later stages of retirement. Written by LifeCare Advocates’ CEO Kate Granigan, it originally appeared in Fiduciary Trust‘s online newsletter.  As most people are aware, life... Read More