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June 29, 2011

Cargiving Impacts Companies’ Bottom Line, Costing Business

I came across this article on AzNow.Biz Although it is geared towards businesses, it is filled with useful information and statistics for the family caregiver who is also in the work force.

by Becky Feola

Companies looking to maintain and grow must stay focused on the bottom line. In order to do so, it is necessary for business owners and managers to consistently look at how they can increase productivity and cut on expenses. One of the factors directly impacting that bottom line is our aging population. (more…)

June 23, 2011

What’s the deal with reverse mortgages lately?

Just last week Wells Fargo, the largest player in the reverse mortgage business decided to call it quits. This came just a couple months after Bank of America, the number 2 player, also decided to move in a different direction. Reverse mortgages can be beneficial to seniors who have little income but good value in their home. However, the continuing fall in home values over the last few years have made for some bad situations for seniors who have chosen to go the reverse mortgage route. I came across this article today and thought it was useful for those who are considering a reverse mortgage. There are some good alternatives to the cash strapped senior instead of taking the possible gamble associated with a reverse mortgage. Enjoy the read:
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/06/22/reverse-mortgage-seniors-alternatives-banks-loans/

June 2, 2011

Downsizing, Organizing, Handicap Remodeling or Relocating

When Robert and Anne bought their family home thirty years ago, their plan was to live through retirement in this home. They had furnished their home with refurbished antiques acquired from their many trips together. It was one of their cherished antique coffee tables that Robert tripped over, breaking his hip. Now with his return from the hospital in a wheelchair, the overwhelming task of making their home accessible for Robert’s wheelchair and safe for both of them faced Anne. (more…)