Do you shop or pay bills, bank or invest online? Do you use Facebook or Google dox, share photos on Shutterfly or Pinterest, use email, have frequent flyer miles, keep pictures or records on your computer? Old or forgotten online accounts can become zombie accounts. How do you protect your online accounts?
Is your loved one, neighbor or friend at risk of elder abuse? How can we tell? What should we do? Read more for red flags to look for indicating elder financial exploitation.
Knowing what’s on your bucket list can help you prioritize. Sharing it with your doctor can help the two of you make better treatment decisions. A February 2018 article in the Journal of Palliative Medicine* found that 91.2% of survey participants have at least mental bucket lists. Here is what they said they want to do.
Most people think that Medicaid is for other people, in particular for poor people. Medicaid is the primary payer for long-term care, whether at home or in the nursing home. Will you need Medicaid for long-term care?
The downside of living longer is that some of those extra years will come with extra difficulty. We are likely to have trouble getting around, whether that means trouble operating the car safely, needing a walker or a wheelchair. We are likely to have trouble doing the laundry and the housework. Grocery shopping and cooking will become too burdensome. Even bathing, dressing and grooming; using the toilet and maintaining continence may well become a problem. You may be wondering, do I need long-term care insurance? Nearly 70% of us will need some form of long-term care.