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Habitat for Humanity Extends to Aging in Place in Georgia

A grant program for seniors in the Columbus, Ga. area gives older residents a new avenue to explore for receiving critical repairs and upgrades to their homes in order to age in place, provided by long standing non-profit housing advocacy organization Habitat for Humanity. Read more…

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How to Juggle Work and Caregiving

Many working caregivers report health problems, depression, and lost time and lower productivity at work. If you’re taking care of an aging or ailing family member, you may also find that you have cut back on community involvement and are spending less time with other loved ones and friends. Read more…

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Reverse Mortgage Loan as a Long-Term Care Solution

Several years ago, Dr. Barbara Stucki, a Bend, Oregon, researcher and consultant, completed a study on reverse mortgages for the National Council on Aging. Stucki found one potential approach could be to create a system that more effectively manages long-term care funding for community-based options. One component of the model would be to offer incentives […]

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Seniors Choose Home Over Hospital

Home is now the most common place people are choosing to spend their final days of life, outpacing hospital deaths for the first time in more than half a century, according to a study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more…

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AARP: What to Know about Reverse Mortgages

A reverse mortgage is a loan based on the paid-up current value, or equity, in your home. Unlike a conventional mortgage, your lender pays you — in monthly payments, through a variable line of credit or in a lump sum. You don’t have to repay the loan until you sell your house, move or die. […]

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Senior Care Expert: Spending Time with Pets Aids Older Adults

Seniors are especially vulnerable to these feelings, with nearly half saying they often feel lonely, the survey also found. Regular interaction with animals can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness in older adults, according to Home Instead Inc. Keep reading…

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How Much Does Long-Term Care Really Cost?

Most people over 65 eventually will need help with daily living tasks, such as bathing, eating or dressing. Men will need assistance for an average of 2.2 years, while women will need it for 3.7 years, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging. Keep reading…

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Advisors’ Game Plan for Long-Term Care

There’s an expense lurking on the horizon for retirees that is largely unpredictable but likely: Long-term care. With premiums skyrocketing on insurance policies designed to cover that cost, financial advisors are turning to a variety of other strategies to help clients prepare for a day when they might need help with daily living activities such […]

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How a Reverse Mortgage Can Reduce Retirement Risks

Retirement can come with a host of unanticipated risks, but a reverse mortgage can serve as a tool to manage those risks when used responsibly. This is according to writers Julie Iannuzzi  and Justin Ho in a new article posted to TheStreet. Keep reading…

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Driving the Home Improvement Market

Armed with record amountss of home equity and an expressed desire to remain in their homes as they age, older homeowners are driving the home improvement market. Check out the study…

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