Issues in Aging
- How to Preplan Your Own Funeral by Mary Jacobs - When Amy Martin’s mother-in-law died last year at the age of 96, the funeral arrangements were easy. Her mother-in-law had discussed her wishes with her two adult children.
Blog of the Week
- Is the Term ‘Senior Abuse Prevention’ Ageist? by Ashton Applewhite - I hardly ever cross-post questions from my Yo, Is This Ageist blog. I’m making an exception because the question below occasioned such a meaty discussion during this week’s Old School’s Office Hours meetup. It also helped me understand why the phrase…
KFF Health News
Dying Broke: Long-Term Care Poll
Do you know—really know—what long-term care will cost? An informative project by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the New York Times reveals that most of us are woefully uninformed and unprepared.
SCF Editors Recommend
What to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance
It’s a truly complex decision. This guide could help you figure out how and when to make it.
Why Long-Term Care Insurance Falls Short for So Many
Only 3 to 4 percent of Americans over 50 purchase policies – yet 70 percent of us will likely need critical services in our later years.