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The Caregiving “Crisis”: Findings from a New Genworth Study

Mary has been providing care for her father with dementia for several years, in the home she shares with her husband and three small children. Things have gotten stressful for Mary lately as her father’s condition is getting … [Read more...]

Has COVID-19 Changed Reverse Mortgages?

Q. My husband, Steven, and I have lived in Northern Virginia for nearly 40 years, and we have no plans of moving. We are original owners of our home, and our mortgage has been paid off since 1998. Our children all live close by, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: How Can I Get a Free At-Home COVID-19 Test if I’m on Medicare?

Dear Hayek, My daughter was convinced that she had the omicron variant of COVID-19 last month but couldn’t get a test at any of the local pharmacies because they were sold out everywhere. It turns out she had to wait a few days … [Read more...]

How One Journalist Helped Her Father Die

If you’re someone who is suffering from a terminal illness, and you have only a few months to live, should you be allowed to choose how and when to die? Ten states in the United States now let patients do just that — a practice … [Read more...]

Does My Infant Grandson Have an Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Q. My daughter and son-in-law both work full-time, and I watch my 9-month old grandson, Caden, every day during the week. My daughter takes me with her to his doctor’s appointments, where they provide us with CDC guidelines for … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Are Cats a Good Idea for Families with Children Who Have Autism? And Is It Good for the Cat?

Dear Angel, My son has an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and we are thinking of getting a family pet. I read somewhere that adding a cat to the family might be good for a child with autism. This is making us think of adopting a cat … [Read more...]

Opus: A New Kind of Senior Living for Middle-Income Seniors

Linda Helfet, 78, and her husband Bill Hilliker, 86, planned to grow old in their condominium, located just outside of Boston. Plans changed when their sons moved away to different parts of the country. They had to rethink their … [Read more...]

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