How Irrevocable Trust Planning Saves You Money

Qualifying for Medicaid, MassHealth in Massachusetts, is one of the largest benefits of using an irrevocable trust as part of your estate plan. However, irrevocable trusts offer several important benefits […] more...

Loss of Hearing Linked to Dementia Risk in Seniors

Loss of hearing may be directly related to the development of dementia, according to a recent New York Times article quoting a study by Dr. Frank Lin, an otolaryngologist and […] more...

Get Paid Providing Care to Elderly Parents

Massachusetts, through the MassHealth (Medicaid) program, is on the cutting edge of senior care options. Specifically, the state has developed several programs aimed at providing seniors with an appropriate level […] more...

Tax Breaks for Caretakers

Between the difficult economic climate and the growing population of seniors in Massachusetts and beyond, many people find themselves supporting more than one generation of family. A family with children, […] more...

Massachusetts Long-Term Care Costs Outpace National Trends

Recently, the MetLife Mature Market Institute released its annual survey of long-term care costs including national and state specific data on nursing home, assisted living, and home care costs. The […] more...

MassHealth Programs Help Keep Seniors Independent

MassHealth (Medicaid in Massachusetts) is a joint federal and state program that helps seniors pay for long-term care. However, this is not all that the program does. Often the goal […] more...

Preparing for Alzheimer's to Ease Burden of Caregivers

One of the many challenges of coping with Alzheimer’s is that there are many different stages that, unlike other diseases, can creep up on you slowly and last many years […] more...

The End of Long Term Care Insurance?

Despite the need for non-medical coverage by an aging population, the future of long term care insurance is in question because of persistent losses and a challenging operating environment within […] more...

How to Apply for MassHealth

Applying for MassHealth long-term care benefits can be an arduous process. In addition to meeting the restrictive asset and income limits, applicants must submit a long list of materials along […] more...

Many Home-Care Agencies Go Unregulated in Massachusetts

Massachusetts seniors may be at risk due to the lack of government oversight in the home-care industry, according to an excellent article by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting […] more...

Boston Tops Lists for Successful Aging Cities

Everyone wants to age well, and the fact is that for many seniors the idea of leading a sedentary existence is just not very appealing. Now, more than ever, seniors […] more...

How Much Does Elder Care Cost in Massachusetts?

Ever wonder exactly how much elder care costs in Massachusetts? Well, you may not like the answer. Recently, the MetLife 2011 Market Survey of Long-Term Care Costs was released, detailing […] more...