Sooner or later, given enough time, most elderly adults will require care assistance, with much of this assistance requiring long-term care. While 65% of those needing care rely exclusively on those close to them, another 30% will employ paid providers for supplemental assistance. In contrast to men, women are significantly overrepresented as care providers and […]
Caregiving today looks very different than it did 50 years ago. Thanks to improvements in medicine, technology, and psychology, among other things, today’s family caregivers have more resources available to them, as well as a greater ability to maintain their loved one’s quality of life. With the speed at which technology is currently developing, family […]
Becoming a full- or part-time caregiver to a loved one may have been something you saw coming years ago, or it may have been a sudden surprise. Whether or not you prepared yourself for the possibility that someone you love would need your care, caregiving can come with a whole lot of uncertainty. How will […]
It’s no secret that family caregivers have to manage a major balancing act, whether they’re working or not. If the caregiver is at home with their loved one, they have to balance caring for their own families - and just as importantly, themselves - with taking care of their family member. That means scheduling doctor’s […]
As retirement has changed over the past several decades, longevity has become a vital component of financial planning. With people living longer, continued inflation, and rising healthcare costs, outliving one’s retirement plan is a real concern. This is why a frank discussion about health, longevity, and long-term care needs to be part of every retirement strategy session with your senior clients.
Ashar Group has created a special checklist for tax season that helps you conduct a new and timely discussion that strengthens your current relationships and opens the door to new ones. Most tax practitioners are unaware that existing life insurance policies can provide a value significantly higher than the cash surrender value offered by the issuing insurance carrier.
Her policy was eating cash flow needed for caregiving costs. Diane’s adult children were funding both her long-term care needs and maintaining her life insurance policy. However, an increase in cost of insurance was going to cause them to lapse the policy for the minimal cash surrender value. The long-term care facility recommended using Ashar […]