Home for the holidays. We’d like our loved ones to join us – even those who may reside in a facility. But can the elderly come home for the holidays?
The rating system run by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is designed to give people reliable information to evaluate the safety and quality of thousands of nursing homes but the New York Times discovered many of the incidents were omitted from the ratings website.
None of us wants to leave home for an assisted living or nursing home facility. None of us wants to see our partner of many years go. What if they have dementia? When is it time? How will we know?
When you are not able to speak for yourself, you need someone who will stand up for you and for what you want, regardless of what other family members or the doctors say. Who can do that? This is one time you cannot afford to have things fall through the cracks.
These days some of us find that our largest asset is our 401k –from which we must take annual required minimum distributions (RMDs). No one likes the idea of watching their nest egg dwindle. What should you do with your 401k when you retire?