Finding Your Faith: Senior Housing and Religion

For many seniors, their faith has been an important part of their life for decades. Others look to reconnect to it later in life, as they begin to contemplate all of life’s transitions and what lies beyond. In any case, seniors do not have to give up their spiritual pursuits just because they are moving to a senior care facility....

Relocating for Retirement? 3 Tips for a Stress-Free Move

For many retirees today, the first order of business after retiring is moving to a more forgiving climate or moving closer to children and grandchildren. And, many retirees who relocate for retirement do so with the goal of finding a comfortable, smaller home that makes it possible for them to age in place....

How to Lower Your Risk of Falling at Home

My elderly mother lives alone, but despite her age, she is one of the healthiest, feistiest people I know. However, that doesn’t keep me from worrying about her living by herself. Most specifically, I can’t help but fear she’ll be injured should she fall with no one around to help her....

What Is a Reverse Mortgage - And Is It a Good Idea?

A reverse mortgage is a type of loan where the bank makes available the value of the home’s equity. The homeowner can withdraw the principal of the mortgage in a lump sum, in monthly payments, as a revolving line of credit, or in a combination of these options....

Mom or Dad Moving In? How to Deal With a Multi-Generational Household

More and more older Americans are moving back in with their kids—and their grandkids. Approximately 49 million Americans, or about 16% of the total population, live in a household with two adult generations as of 2008, according to the Pew Research Center....

Having Trouble Finding a Primary Care Doctor? What to Do

If you’re about to turn 65 and qualify for Medicare, take note—you may have to switch doctors. With many primary care doctors not accepting Medicare, it’s not unusual for people who qualify to suddenly be faced with the necessity of switching from a doctor they’ve had for years....

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