Increasing Long-Term Care Costs

Findings of a new report, the Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey, was just released by Genworth Financial. The findings: the median annual cost of a private room in a nursing home is $97,455 ($8,121/month); a semi-private room is $85,775 per year ($7,148/month); a home…

Top 4 Myths about POAs

We highly recommend that individuals complete a Durable Power of Attorney for Financial Matters (or a POA for short). This important document is priceless in the unfortunate event of incapacity and is relatively painless to put in place. Despite its usefulness, many are still wary…

Social Security Increase

A cost-of-living increase of 2 percent has been announced by the Social Security Administration. Approximately one in five Americans will receive the cost of living benefit in 2018 which is more than 70 million U. S. residents; these include Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and…

Happiness and Health

New research suggests that happiness can make you healthier. Positive vibes are linked to a stronger body and mind together with a more satisfied life. Following are “science-backed” tips to find more joy in your life! Explore life without social media. Yes, symptoms of anxiety…

Dehydration Issues in Seniors

Seniors especially are susceptible to fluid and electrolyte imbalances due to the body’s lessened ability to conserve water. Also, the sense of thirst diminishes with age. Consequently, by the time an older person actually feels thirsty, essential fluids could already be extremely low. To compound…