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How Do You Pay for Independent Living During Retirement?

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Oct 10, 2019 8:18:33 AM
Retirement is built up to be a wonderful time of life when you can relax after spending decades on a career and enjoy the fruits of your labor. In order for retirement to be the idyllic period it should be, however, you must be diligent in planning and saving to ensure you have established the sustainable income to move into a quality independent living community while still being able to comfortably afford other items and experiences.
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How Do I know If My Parent Can Afford Assisted Living?

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Apr 30, 2019 8:32:00 AM
At Village Green Retirement Campus, we often hear from families who tell us their only regret is that they didn’t encourage their parent to move to assisted living sooner. They can name numerous benefits of making this change, but it often comes down to peace of mind for the family that their loved one is safe and well-cared for. Their only hesitation was in determining if they could afford to make the move.
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The Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey

Posted by Village Green Team on Mar 21, 2019 10:37:00 AM
The Genworth Cost of Care Survey has been providing valuable information about the cost of senior care for 15 years. It has become the main point of referral for long-term care planning. The latest Cost of Care Survey provides some eye-opening information for seniors and their loved ones as the cost of in-home care and aging in place is typically more than the cost of assisted or independent living.
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Are Credit Scores Important for Seniors?

Posted by Village Green Team on Jul 18, 2018 11:29:02 AM
When you think of a credit score and having good credit, you probably picture a young adult just starting out on their own. It may be someone who wants to buy a new car or a couple who just got married and want to buy a house. You may think seniors don't need a credit scores because they already have a home and a savings account, but good credit is also crucial for seniors.
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How to Talk About Your Elderly Parent's Finances

Posted by Village Green Team on Jun 8, 2018 9:28:00 AM
It’s difficult to reverse roles with your parent when they get older, but sometimes you must have tough conversations. One of the most difficult is on the subject of money. Now that your senior loved one has retired, they are living on a fixed income from how and where they invested their money. As long as they are able to remain independent and mentally alert, they can take care of their finances, but at some point, you may need to get involved.
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The Genworth 2015 Cost of Care Survey: What You Need to Know

Posted by Katie Krause on Mar 11, 2016 7:19:00 AM
The Genworth Cost of Care Survey has been the national standard for projecting elderly long-term care costs since its first release in 2004. It’s a vital tool for projecting future care expenses, and this is the biggest surprise it holds this year: eight out of 10 people underestimate the costs of senior care, and almost one-third will be stunned to find that home health care costs 10 times what they expected!
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7 Expenses That Disappear For Seniors In Federal Way

Posted by Katie Krause on Dec 26, 2013 10:30:00 AM
How much do you need for retirement? As Boomers age, more people than ever before are asking themselves that question and the frustrating answer is, it depends.
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