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Senior Housing Wealth Hits Record High of $7.54 Trillion

Homeowners aged 62 and older saw their collective housing wealth increase in Q1 2020 by 1.6% compared to the previous quarter. This constitutes an increase of approximately $120 billion to a record of $7.54 trillion. Read more…

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Education is Key Priority in Reverse Mortgage Media Coverage

In its efforts to connect with a broader base of potential borrowers, the reverse mortgage industry has made a lot of sustained, concerted efforts to communicate to customers how a reverse mortgage might be able to help them, and why the product category may be worthy of consideration. This has largely been an uphill battle, […]

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$100,000 is Nowhere Near Enough for Retirement

Saving a six- or even seven-figure sum for retirement isn’t an easy feat, even if you have decades to accomplish it. In March 2020, approximately 26% of adults 60 and older had less than $100,000 saved for retirement, according to an American Advisors Group survey, but that masks the true scope of the problem. Read […]

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Using a HECM to Fund Home Care

As a senior care professional, you know Medicare provides only limited in-home medical coverage for your patients. It may provide in-home skilled nursing or physical therapy, but it generally won’t cover custodial care. Even if your patients have a supplemental Medicare plan, it will likely not be enough. Using a HECM to fund their home […]

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Retirees Earn Money Without Leaving Home

With older Americans at an increased risk of developing deadly cases of COVID-19, working outside the home may no longer be a safe option for retirees. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways people can bring in exta money from the comfort of home. Read more…

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Senior Housing Wealth Reaches $7.23 Trillion

Homeowners 62 and older saw their housing wealth grow by 0.5 percent or $39 billion in the fourth quarter to a record $7.23 trillion from Q3 2019, the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association reported today in its quarterly release of the NRMLA/RiskSpan Reverse Mortgage Market Index. Read more…

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Trust: Its Critical Role in Senior Care

Family caregivers can understand why they typically are the preferred providers of their senior loved ones’ long-term care. Not only are they trusted and familiar, but in the best cases they are proven to have the authentic love and concern that caregiving requires. Read more…

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Protecting Seniors From Coronavirus

Individuals that are at higher risk from becoming seriously ill from COVID-19, the illness that results from the coronavirus, include those who have vulnerable immune systems or other underlying health conditions. This includes the primary demographic that the reverse mortgage industry serves, senior citizens, according to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). […]

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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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