Category: Long-Term Care Insurance

NPR’s “End of Life” Series Dies Today

Actually NPR’s series is not on its death bed but this will be the last day you can catch the series live on the air. Don’t fret because you can find the pod-casts for this week long series (Oct. 17-Oct. 25) that explores aging and the end of life on NPR’s website.  Many of us… Read more »

Jeanne Calment: A 32-Year Reverse Mortgage and 122 Years on Earth!

When Jeanne Calment turned 90 she decided to have a reverse mortgage so that she could receive income for the rest of her life in exchange for her property. Any actuary would tell you that the odds were in the favor of the bank coming out ahead in this financial transaction. Jeanne Calment beat the… Read more »

San Rafael Senior Care 101 Panel: Nov. 18th, 2010

The San Rafael City Hall Council Chambers is hosting a “Senior Care 101: Making Sense of Senior Services” panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 18th, 2010 from 6:30 till 8:30. The event is sponsored by the San Rafael Public Library and is a great opportunity for elders, seniors, baby boomers, caregivers, and anyone else interested in… Read more »

Longevity Planning Panel – Nov. 9, 2010

Franklin Templeton Investments is hosting a “Cross-Generational Longevity Planning Panel” that will take a look at “A Look at Your Future and How to Optimize Your Parents’ Independence.” This event is free to the public and they even provide a free lunch so come out and learn that eldercare is a lot more complicated than… Read more »

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait Sometimes… But Not Usually When It Comes to Eldercare

People often say that good things come to those who wait. When it comes to taking care of an aging parent or partner that usually is NOT the case. Fans of the San Francisco Giants waited over fifty years for them to win a World Series championship. Last night horns and cheers were heard throughout… Read more »

Long-Term Care Insurance and Homecare and Socialization

We’re often asked if Engage As You Age accepts long-term care insurance. Although long-term care insurance often includes homecare, we’ve yet to find a policy that accepts social visits or companionship services. Despite the many studies that point to the health benefits of socialization, nobody seems to include socialization as part of a long-term care… Read more »



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