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Preparing For Tomorrow podcast

Jun 22, 2022

This week, Diane interviews Mary George with Best Years Senior Care.  Mary is a geriatric care manager and helps families find help, resources and care providers when a loved one can no longer provide for themselves.  Often, family members become overwhelmed when a parent is discharged from a care setting and needs to...


Jun 14, 2022

With a long battle of dementia looming, Bonnie's family is pretty sure she doesn't have enough insurance to pay for as long as she needs.  They know that she has at least 3 years of benefits, and that buys them the time they need to plan for a transition to Medicaid if needed. They don't need to sell her house right...


Jun 7, 2022

Bonnie bought LTC insurance over 20 years ago and thought it would be enough to cover her future needs. We discussed adding an inflation rider to keep up with costs, but she didn't want to pay the higher rate.  Today, when she needs help with dementia, her plan will pay for 5 hours of home care a day.  Compare that to...


May 31, 2022

Sherry in Texas asked if there is a time limit to use the benefits once her LTC policy is activated.  That depends on how much insurance you own and how it is designed.  You can use the Genworth Cost of Care website to help determine how much insurance will work best to both compliment and protect your retirement...


May 25, 2022

This week, Diane and her guest, Dean Lambert with the Love Always Project share how talking about uncomfortable end of life topics long before a need to talk occurs, it's better for the whole family. Dean shares how the Project helps us change thoughts of death and dying into thoughts of life and living. Share...