Should you move abroad for healthcare?

By: Liz Weston
Posted on: March 28, 2019

The notion that healthcare outside the U.S. could be good as well as cheap is a foreign one to many Americans. Expat Kathleen Peddicord frequently hears from such skeptics as founder of Live and Invest Overseas, a site for people curious about living abroad. Actual expats like her, however, tell of good-quality care at a fraction of the U.S. price. Treatment for a motorbike accident... READ MORE

New program helps residents age in place

By: Carol Sorgen
Posted on: March 27, 2019

Would you like to remain in your own home as you age, but worry that it won’t be either financially or logistically feasible? If so, you’re not alone. A 2018 AARP survey reported that three out of four adults 50 and older would indeed like to continue living in their own homes and communities as they get older. Fortunately for Maryland residents, a new pilot program spearheaded by ... READ MORE

Telling your story well can improve care

By: PJ Feinstein
Posted on: March 27, 2019

When Jay Newton-Small moved her father, who had Alzheimer’s, into a senior living community, she had hesitations about the extensive intake questionnaire she had been asked to fill out. “Who was ever going to read and remember 20 pages of handwritten data points for the more than 100 residents in that particular community?” she said. Newton-Small, who was a professional writer... READ MORE

Planning ahead can save on move costs

By: Lauren Schwahn
Posted on: March 26, 2019

Moving comes with a long, expensive to-do list. The average cost for a local move from a two-bedroom apartment or three-bedroom house ranges from $400 to $1,000, according to HomeAdvisor’s True Cost Guide. While you’re choosing a place to live and deciding what to pack, having a plan for expenses can ensure your budget doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. “It’s very easy to... READ MORE

Move managers can help you downsize

By: Mary Kane
Posted on: March 25, 2019

When his beloved 90-year-old cousin Sidney needed to move from her New Jersey home into a nearby independent living community last spring, Paul Mesard faced a dilemma. Mesard, 62, lives in Denver, and it seemed nearly impossible to take off enough time to pack up a house that Sidney had lived in for 35 years and relocate her. But Mesard came across a solution: Hire a senior move manager... READ MORE

Cohousing: a different kind of community

By: Carol Sorgen
Posted on: March 22, 2019

Remember television’s “Cheers,” the bar where everybody knew your name? What if you lived in an entire community where everyone knew your name? That’s one of the principles behind the growing interest in a concept known as cohousing. Cohousing was pioneered in Denmark in the early 70s to foster close ties among families with children who would support and connect with each other... READ MORE