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Senators propose boosting seniors’ Social Security benefits

Senators propose boosting seniors’ Social Security benefits

Millions of seniors nationwide are among those who rely on the financial support they receive each month via their Social Security benefits checks. However, many say that these payouts have failed to keep up with inflation and the escalating prices of basic goods and...

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Promoting healthy aging during Financial Literacy Month

Promoting healthy aging during Financial Literacy Month

As April marks Financial Literacy Month, it is an excellent time to start improving your financial literacy. Gaining financial savvy can help you handle the challenges and complexities of aging. Although sometimes overlooked, financial literacy is a critical component...

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The Medicaid penalty period, and possible ‘undue hardship’

The Medicaid penalty period, and possible ‘undue hardship’

If you are planning to apply for Medicaid, you might not realize that you should think twice before transferring any of your assets. If you transfer assets within five years of applying for Medicaid, you could in fact face a penalty period. During this time, you would...

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Study: Ohio ranks well for protections against elder abuse

Study: Ohio ranks well for protections against elder abuse

The United States Census Bureau predicts that the nation’s population of older adults nationwide will have doubled from 49.2 million in 2016 to 94.7 million in 2060. As the population grows as well as ages, elder abuse remains a significant concern. According to...

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Getting help when providing care at home for aging parents

Getting help when providing care at home for aging parents

As they grow older, your parents may prefer to continue living in their home rather than moving to a long-term care facility. They are not alone in this; more than three-quarters of adults over the age of 50 say they would prefer to age in place. If your parent can...

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Medicaid spend down: Pay for more than just medical bills

Medicaid spend down: Pay for more than just medical bills

Since the 1960s, Medicaid has provided health care coverage for low-income people across the United States. For millions of seniors, Medicaid offers financial assistance, helping them to cover the cost of long-term care services. Today, this joint federal-state...

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