ABLEnow is Open for Enrollment in Virginia

  Millions of individuals with disabilities and their families depend on a wide variety of public benefits for income, health care, food, and housing assistance. Many of these benefits require meeting a means or … [Read more...]

Training for Unpaid Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Q. My father is an 80-year-old widower who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. I live close by, and will assume the role of his full-time live-in caregiver. By trade, I am an auto mechanic, and am single with no children. I … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: New Technology for Seniors Who Are Aging-in-Place

Dear Commander Bun Bun, My mother insists on staying in her home as long as she can. I live 100 miles away, and can’t be there as often as I would like, and I worry about her safety and security. Is there any new technology out … [Read more...]

New Nursing Home Rules Offer Residents More Control of Their Care

Mark has been a loving caregiver for his mother, Roberta, who has had Alzheimer’s for over five years. Roberta now needs more care than Mark can provide. Mark has spent lots of time and energy seeking quality options in long-term … [Read more...]

Implications of ACA Repeal for Seniors

Q. It is clear that the Republican congesss wants to pass a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) outright. In my view, the ACA has been good for seniors because it eliminates pre-existing condition exclusions, keeps … [Read more...]

Top 16 Articles of 2016

From the presidential candidates’ views on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, to a new president being elected, we covered a lot of ground in 2016. It was a year that included the passing of the Special Needs Trust Fairness … [Read more...]

Charitable Giving: The Risks of Generosity

Q. My granddaughter, Abigail, recently got married and my husband and I would like to give her a gift of $14,000 before the end of the year to put towards a down payment on their first home. To be fair, we also want to give the … [Read more...]

Special Needs Trust Fairness Act Becomes Law

Carolyn is physically disabled, but has full mental capacity. Her parents and grandparents are no longer around. She would like to set up a Special Needs Trust for herself, to ensure that she is protected against the risk of … [Read more...]

U.S. Life Expectancy Has Declined for the First Time Since 1993

Last Wednesday, The Economist's “Business of Longevity” conference took place, attracting world-renowned experts in aging. One of the main themes of the conference was the need to change the way we think about longevity, as we are … [Read more...]

The Death of Long-Term Care Insurance?

Maureen’s husband is retiring within the next few years, and her family is now planning in advance for long-term care, in case the need should arise in the future. Recently, in doing some research on long-term care insurance, … [Read more...]