AARP Research Report: Caregiving in 2020

As we continue to navigate through COVID-19, we’re reminded of how important family and friends are in times of need. Have you thought about who will care for you as you age? Chances are, you’ll need some kind of care as you age, and if you think your family or other loved ones can deliver that …

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Independent vs Assisted Living: Which One is Right for My Loved One?

It’s never easy to determine whether or not it’s time to consider senior living options for your parents or loved one. You might have noticed some minor changes in their behavior, or that they’re having difficulties completing some daily activities on their own. Seeing these changes can leave you wondering if your parents would benefit …

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Why Balance and Coordination are Important

“The Reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” – Kenneth H. Cooper Working out and leading a physically active lifestyle is about so much more than simply losing weight or staying in shape. When you regularly exercise, you’re helping your body stay healthy and gaining the energy you need to live …

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How to Safely Hire Home Care Services During COVID-19

There really is no place like home. It’s where you or a loved one have spent the majority of your adult life, raising children, making memories and living life to the fullest. As you age, though, you may no longer be able to care for yourself like you used to in your home. Instead of …

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How to Decide What to Take with You When You Move and Downsize

Making the decision to move out of your long-term home to embark on the next chapter of your life in retirement can feel overwhelming and a bit daunting at first thought. After all, you’ve probably lived in your current home for years and accumulated a lot of belongings, so the idea of downsizing into a …

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5 Ways the Coronavirus May Impact Long-Term Care Insurance

This blog post has been adapted from an article published by JDSupra, June 23, 2020 In Wisconsin, we are soon to reach 25,000 positive COVID-19 test results, over 3,200 hospitalizations, and close to 750 deaths attributed to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. It is being recognized that the coronavirus pandemic has had a …

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Estate Planning Tips for Seniors

What is an estate plan? An estate plan is a plan that you create to specify what happens to your property and other assets after your death. Having an estate plan ensures that your loved ones will know how you want your affairs handled, which can eliminate confusion and prevent family disagreements. Without an estate …

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When Should Seniors Downsize?

It can be challenging to tell your parent they need to start preparing for the next chapter of their life. The topic of downsizing can seem foreign to them if they owned and maintained a home their entire adult lives. Your parent may also believe the process to be slow, frustrating and overwhelming, hoping to …

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