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Why Now Is the Time to Get A Long-Term Care Policy

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When it comes to buying homeowners or car insurance, many of us don’t hesitate. But if you think about it, the odds of needing nursing home care at some point may be higher than losing your house to fire or totaling your car. There are two main reasons why people put off buying a Long-Term Care policy. One, who wants to think of themselves as becoming dependent on others or needing a nursing...

Your Feet Are Killing You Because You’re Killing Your Feet

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One of the best exercises is walking. It keeps muscles healthy and joints flexible, you can enjoy the outdoors, and, if you join a walking group, you can meet new friends with common interests. The average American walks between 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, which is approximately 1.5 to 2 miles. To find out how many steps you currently walk, your smartphone probably has a preinstalled...

Tips for One of the Toughest Decisions: When It’s Time For Long-Term Care

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Tips for One of the Toughest Decisions: When It’s Time For Long-Term Care

Recognizing when it's time for a loved one to enter a Long-Term Care facility is hard. Knowing and accepting you've made the right decision for both of you can be even harder. Here are some tips to give yourself the courage and compassion for one of the most difficult transitions of all.

The When, Where, and How of Long-Term Care: Making A Very Difficult And Emotional Decision A Little Easier

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The When, Where, and How of Long-Term Care: Making A Very Difficult And Emotional Decision A Little Easier

Making the decision it’s time for you or a loved one to move to an assisted living facility is always hard. Thanks to the non-profit Families For Better Care and their Nursing Home Report Card, it’s a little easier.

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The Couch Can Wait. Get Up and Work-Out From Home!

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Many people are adjusting daily routines to work from home to reduce the risk of COVID-19. But with gyms and fitness centers closed for the time being, all of us have to find ways to adapt to work-out from home. Maintaining an exercise routine right now is essential. Staying physically active is good for our physical health and our mental well-being. In these times, that latter half is especially...

Finding a Long-Term Care Facility Shouldn’t Be a Nightmare

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The media coverage on nursing homes these days is disturbing to say the least. Directly or indirectly, the issue affects us all. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, more than half of Americans turning 65 will need long-term care and services. Whether it’s you or a family member who needs long-term care, it can be challenging to find the right facility. Discrepancies in...

Long-Term Care: A Lesson in Asking for Help

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While many of us are good at giving help, asking for it is another story. We think it’s uncool. We’re afraid we’ll appear weak, give up control, or be a burden. None of these assumptions, of course, is true. Here’s the reality: • Asking for help is an act of intelligence. It’s a win-win—for you and for the helpers who live to help people like you. • Control is an...

News Flash: You’re Not Invincible

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When you turn 65, you have a 70% chance of requiring long-term care at some point. The good news? A long-term care policy could save you hundreds of thousands of dollars, protecting your life savings and reducing the financial, mental and emotional stress on your children. And the sooner you enroll, the more you’ll save. Premiums decrease dramatically if you start early. For example, if you...

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