Genworth Financial has come out with their 2020 Cost of Care Survey which is a state-by-state comparison of the costs of various types of senior care.
A Place For Mom has excellent advice on how to find assisted living and senior housing for LGBTQ residents. This is a real concern. It’s not uncommon for someone who is a senior to have lived an open life. Why would they- why should they- go back to a life of hiding who they are?
As a Senior Real Estate Specialist, I have an interest in the unique real estate needs of seniors. Recently Cora Fume with the Consumer Protection Federal Bureau put together some helpful information on the rise in reverse mortgage scams.
Do you have a covered porch or patio? You can create safe-distancing visitation spaces there. Can you put a temporary canopy up in a yard space? How about two separate screen houses? Is it time to add a three-season or Florida room? Socialization is so important for all of us, but particularly for our seniors. Get creative and brainstorm different options. There are solutions available to fit any budget.
From Realty Biz News comes some thoughtful tips for Boomers looking to downsize.
Forbes has an interesting discussion about 'The Forgotten Middle' of Senior Housing. “The Forgotten Middle” consists of older adults who don’t have enough money to pay for the housing out-of-pocket but aren’t poor enough to qualify for Medicaid and this group is...