When we are children our parents are pillars of strength who are larger-than-life. And even as we get older we invariably rely on our parents for good advice and sometimes even some financial assistance when and if it is necessary. However, there comes a time when the tables can be turned. With this in mind it is a good idea to evaluate the well-being of your aging parents on an ongoing basis. Some people are too proud to ask for help, and this is something to be aware of when you are watching … [Read more...] about When Will Your Parents Need Assistance?
They say that death and taxes are the only certainties, but in the field of elder law there seems to be another one emerging. It's looking like an annual rise in the cost of long-term care is as certain as death and taxes. Each year the MetLife Mature Market Institute does a good job of gathering statistics to let us know the state of affairs. They have just released their 2012 long-term care market survey and we would like to share some of the results. The national average for a single … [Read more...] about Long-Term Care Costs: 2012 Figures Indicate Continued Upward Trending