Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll

Sex, Drugs, and Rock-n-Roll is more than an homage to the 60’s era. Considering each topic through the lens of aging brings surprising results – good and bad. Let’s consider the good first! The great news about sex as we age: we are hardwired to enjoy intimacy throughout our lifespan. Since the need does not

Medicare Supplements or Medicare Advantage? Questions to Consider Before Choosing

Trying to understand Medicare can sometimes feel like trying to understand hieroglyphs (unless you already understand that, then its something more challenging). After you enroll in Medicare Part A (Hospital Coverage) and Part B (Medical Insurance), you have a big decision to make: Will you get a Medicare Supplement Plan or will you get a

Move-in Fees: Deal Breaker or Motivator?

A beloved friend, reluctantly considering a move into an assisted living community – and who did his homework – asked me what he could do about his only dealbreaker: the “Community Fee”, a non-refundable $4500 fee due at time of move in. I told him, he’s got 3 options (and so do you): 1) Negotiate

Sex and Seniors

Intimacy Needs Never Gets Old! From birth to death, the need for intimate connection never wanes. Adults are having sex into their 80s,   90s and beyond and they report, like fine wine, sex gets better with time – more satisfying, in fact, than it was in their 40s. The vast majority of seniors report sex

How to Tell Your Senior Parent It’s Time to Stop Driving

How to Tell Your Senior Parent It’s Time to Stop Driving

If you’re struggling to figure out how to break the news to mom, dad, or Grandma that they shouldn’t be driving anymore, you’re not alone. In 2013, Pfizer conducted a study with Generations United as part of their Get Old wellness campaign and determined that “the hardest conversation to have with elderly parents is telling them

Medicare’s Limited Nursing Home Coverage

Medicare’s Limited Nursing Home Coverage

Many people believe that Medicare covers nursing home stays. In fact, Medicare's coverage of nursing home care is quite limited. Medicare covers up to 100 days of "skilled nursing care" per illness, but there are a number of requirements that must be met before the nursing home stay will be covered. The result of these