Long-Term Care

New generation of vets more welcome at Veterans' Health Centres

Broader definition of veterans means more access to care, but could lead to wait-lists<p>The Perley Rideau Veterans' Health Centre is now welcoming a …

Veterans

Spring financial to-do list should include planning for your own long-term care

<b>By Cameron Morgan,</b> <i>A&I Financial Services</i> It’s spring – you made it through winter. Now emerge and greet the season with a fresh start to hard …

Estate Planning

Nursing home wait list to hit 50,000 in next 6 years, advocates warn

Ontario needs more nursing home beds as well as stable funding, say opposition politicians and advocacy groups who warn wait lists will almost double …

Health Care

Poor and on their own, South Korea’s elderly who will ‘work until they die’

<i>Additional reporting by Catherine Lee</i><p>SEOUL: As the snow falls heavy on the city streets, Madam Kim trudges on through the sub-zero weather that has …

Korean Peninsula

Don't let this runaway expense ruin your plans for retirement

Women over 50 are likely to enjoy decades in retirement, but few have any idea how much medical expenses will eat into their savings.<p>To that point, …

Retirement

Trumpcare’s $880 Billion Cut To Medicaid Is An Attack On Seniors

Trumpcare is officially known as the American Health Care Act, but that’s a lie. It isn’t a bill to provide health care, but exactly the opposite ― a bill to take health insurance away from tens of millions of Americans, especially those who are older, poorer, and sicker, in order to pay for …

Health Care

Taiwan's Ticking Time Bomb

Seventy-year-old retiree Mrs. Lin is part of the fastest growing demographic in Taiwan – the elderly, who now account for some 13 percent of the population but will likely reach 20 percent by 2025, bringing Taiwan into the ranks of the super-aged societies.<p>Yet the retired septuagenarian is healthy …

Health Care

Do you need long-term care insurance?

Most people have never even considered buying long-term care insurance, yet the odds that you'll need it someday are considerably better than even.<p>You probably don't like to think about the idea that your health may decline to the point that you'll need help with day-to-day activities. But it's …

Retirement

How do you care for world's oldest population?

By 2030 that figure will be almost one in three.<p>Sky News travelled to Tokyo to meet some of the people behind those statistics, and find out more …

Health Care

Long-term Care on a Boxed-wine Budget

The dangers of isolation in old age, the quest for a nice nursing home on “a boxed-wine wallet” – Annabelle Gurwitch approaches these issues with …

P.E.I. planning review of long-term care: Minister

Province hoping to begin providing more care for Islanders in homes rather than in facilities<p>Long-term care in Prince Edward Island will be reviewed …

Health Care

5 Ways to Protect Your Money in Retirement

Retirement is a celebrated event for obvious reasons. You have worked 30 to 40 years hopefully doing what you love and made a positive impact on …

Retirement

Most Long-Term Care Insurance Claims Are for Home Care

LTCI is not ‘nursing home insurance,’ says AALTCI's Slome<p>More than half of new long-term care insurance claims in 2016 were for people who received …

Insurance

5 Ways Fake News Could Be Sabotaging Your Retirement Plans

, Contributor<p>Shutterstock<p>We’ve been hearing a lot about “fake news” lately and now there’s some concern that the president’s budget will use overly optimistic economic assumptions. Regardless of how you feel about the budget and the assumptions it’s based on, that’s certainly not a mistake you want …

Retirement

Annuity P.I.L.L. Strategy

An annuity should solve for your particular situation, and is not a growth product!<p>The annuity industry has somehow taken a very good product …

Retirement

How to Start a Retirement Club and Have a Happier Wealthier Future

Feeling excited, overwhelmed or unsure about retirement? Start a retirement club!<p>We all need help with our retirement plans but very few of us turn …

Retirement

The Top 5 new retirement trends and how they will affect your retirement

Definition of retirement<p>When you talk about trends, the place to start is clearly the definition of retirement is changing. At one time, retirement …

Retirement

Long Term Care Insurance: Here's What You Need to Know

After seeing their parents need Long Term Care, Richard and Barbara Adams searched for answers.<p>It was the fall of 2008 when Richard and Barbara Adams, recent retirees from the Buffalo School District and a former sales executive at a local newspaper, were on a two-week vacation in the Smoky …

Insurance

Long-Term Health Insurance Cost and Which Company Is Best

The income benefit you receive can then be used to pay for your long-term care and assures that you or your family get the help needed for your …

Insurance

5 Long-Term Care Planning Lessons From 'Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory'

View of atmosphere at the ’40th Anniversary of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory’ event on October 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)<p>Recently, a close family friend emailed me about his long-term care insurance policy, expressing his frustration over yet another premium …

Retirement

Family left out of the loop by Brampton care home

When Maureen McCartney’s mother, Margaret, moved into a long term care home, she thought it was a perfect fit.<p>Woodhall Park Care Community is just …

Health Care

IMPORTANT. Children Face Debt & Bankruptcy For Parents Long Term Care Under GOP Medicaid Plan.

Sat Feb 11, 2017, 03:32 PM<p>TheMastersNemesis (7,050 posts)<p>Block grants of Medicaid to the states will likely remove financial protections for …

Estate Planning

City cuts special long-term care unit for dementia patients due to costs

The City of Ottawa has closed a specialized unit in one of its long-term care homes that was aimed at giving extra care to residents with dementia …

Health Care

How To Cover Medical Expenses If You Retire Before 65

, Contributor<p>Shutterstock<p>Are you thinking about retiring early? When we talk to employees of our client companies about early retirement, one of the biggest concerns they have is what to do about health insurance if they plan to retire before they’re eligible for Medicare at age 65. Let’s take a …

Retirement

70 percent of seniors could face this colossal expense

We hear a lot about how healthcare is a major burden for retirees. In fact, the average healthy 65-year-old couple that retired last year will spend …

Retirement

Lack of staff, baths a concern in long-term care homes in Saskatchewan

Print<p>Staffing levels and a lack of baths are once again topping a list of concerns from residents of long-term care homes in Saskatchewan.<p>The issues …

Health Care

Companies Cutting Back On Caregiver Benefits Does Not Bode Well Long Term

<i>I recently participated in a Q & A with SeniorCare.com's Carol Marak where we discussed the issue of caregiving in the workplace, an issue I consult with regularly in organizations. Here is how our conversation went.</i><p><b>Carol:</b> I read just recently that Family Leave in the workplace has decreased 8% …

Health Care

70% of Older Americans Could Face This Colossal Expense

We hear a lot about how healthcare is a major burden for retirees. In fact, the average healthy 65-year-old couple that retired last year will spend an estimated $377,000 on healthcare costs throughout retirement. But while that number paints a pretty scary picture on its own, here's something even …

Retirement

Investors are worried about Wall Street rollbacks by Trump

Well, it’s done.<p>President Trump issued an executive order that could weaken consumer protections for your retirement funds.<p>Last week, Trump signed a “presidential memorandum to delay the Labor Department’s rules that would require financial professionals to put their clients’ interests ahead of …

Retirement

70 percent of older Americans could face this colossal expense

We hear a lot about how healthcare is a major burden for retirees. In fact, the average healthy 65-year-old couple that retired last year will spend …

Retirement