Family & Lifestyle / Senior Care

  • No smartphone? Call delivery and ride services by phone

      

    A new hotline allows people without smartphones to use on demand delivery and rideshare services. Here’s how it works.

  • Beware of burial insurance offers

      

    When it's your time to go, imagine getting all your funeral expenses paid up to $35,000. That's the promise residents in one metro area got in the mail...but the offer apparently isn't...

  • LTC insurance premiums going up: What can you do about it?

      

    Federal employees and retirees are set for major sticker shock when the premiums on their long-term care insurance policies nearly double come September, as announced last week. John Hancock,...

  • Long Term Care Insurance Honor Roll

      

    Long term care insurance is a smart decision for many people. It helps pay for long-term nursing home care or for health care assistance in your home when you get older. But far too few people...

  • Why you need a will—even if you think you don’t

      

    Over 50% of Americans don't have a will. Here’s why that could cost your family more than money.

  • Social media used in new form of elderly abuse

      

    A form of elder abuse is becoming more popular with the rise of social media apps like Snapchat. Read more: Backyard 'granny pods': A new high-tech alternative to nursing...

  • Prescription Plan Guide

      

    Prescription plans for less Publix.com - 14 day supply of select antibiotics for FREE Walmart.com - 30-day supply of select generic drugs for $4 or a 90-day supply for...

  • Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney FAQs

      

    Have you thought about what happens if you are incapacitated in some way and can't make health care decisions for your self? Who will make the decisions? What decisions will they make? A...

  • Checklist: What to discuss with aging parents about finances

      

    Very few people like to think about the end, but there's an uncontested 100% chance that we're all going to die someday. A little preplanning can go a long way in alleviating the burdens...

  • Cheapest and easiest ways to do a will

      

    By now we've all heard that Prince died without a will, which means his family has appealed to the Minnesota state courts to figure out who will get to inherit what from his multi-million...

  • 96-year-old hates "retirement," becomes body builder and runner

      

    While so many of us dream of the day we can walk away from work, "retirement" is a four-letter word to 96-year-old Charles Eugster. Eugster is a former English dentist who has been...

  • Protect your aging family from the “reload” scam

      

    Senior citizens are most susceptible to being ripped off, and this nasty scam is emptying their bank accounts. Help keep them safe.

  • Backyard 'granny pods': A new high-tech alternative to nursing homes

      

    So long, retirement homes. Some elderly parents are opting to live in their children's backyard in a high-tech "granny pod" instead.  Read more: 5 scary facts about nursing...

  • 7 tips for older women who are working past retirement age

      

    We hear a lot about the graying of America and the growth of our aging population. But many Baby Boomers who reach retirement age aren't blissfully living out their golden years in some posh...

  • Top 10 best (and worst) states for retirees

      

    When it comes to retirement, you want to live in a place where you'll enjoy a great quality of life and where your money will stretch the furthest. BankRate.com has crunched the numbers...