It’s official, you think, sitting on the couch. My career is over, I’m a retiree! It’s immediately followed by a slightly panicked brainstorm on what to do in retirement, which is celebratory or a bit frightening, depending on what motivates the question.
Lifelong learning can have a profound impact on retirement. Is it ageist to think learning and creativity are for the young, not the young at heart? Absolutely!
Most of us purchase life insurance for one of two reasons: to protect loved ones financially from unexpected death, or as a cash-value investment to pay for future needs, such as long-term care or assisted living.
Alzheimer’s disease is a frightening disease, emotionally, physically and financially – bringing a looming threat of major medical bills for around-the-clock specialty care that can’t be ignored.
For those with Alzheimer’s disease, there comes a point when caregiving services are no longer enough. As their condition deteriorates, the need for care progresses beyond the simpler tasks of daily living.
When the time comes, most people prefer to pass away at home or on a life plan community campus, rather than an acute care hospital or assisted living.
Our grandparents rarely thought about assisted living. Options were few, costs of care were low, insurance was less restrictive, and loved ones expected to eventually become caregivers. It was normal to rely on family. It was a different time.
Falls aren’t just painful; they’re scary, too. Then, before we know it, our shaken confidence and fear of falling starts to change our lifestyle. Less gardening, less shopping, less movement. Before we know it, that new “lifestyle of less” snowballs into decline.
Arizona’s luxury retirement communities are among the best in the world, offering an impressive selection of locations, amenities and lifestyles.
Comparing CCRC options for ala carte, tiered, all-inclusive and Life Care communities Understanding options in the continuing care retirement community (CCRC) market can be enough to make your head spin.