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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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Going Broke Remains a Top Concern in Retirement

Running out of money in retirement remains a primary concern for those planning their transition out of work, with other major concerns being maintaining their lifestyle and the rising costs of healthcare expenses. This is according to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and its Personal Financial Planning Trends Survey. Check it out…

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More than One-in-ten U.S. Parents are also Caring for an Adult

About three-in-ten U.S. adults (29%) have a child younger than 18 at home, and 12% of these parents provide unpaid care for an adult as well. All told, these multigenerational caregivers provide more than two and a half hours of unpaid care a day, on average, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of […]

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