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Finding Your New Home After 50

Should I Move in Retirement?

For many, there comes a time in life around fifty years of age (or later) when the question arises: "How long am I going to live here?"

There could be several possible triggers for this question, including retirement, an empty nest, health problems, job transfer, living costs, and lifestyle choices. You may find more than one of these triggers comes into play for your situation.

Moving later in life can bring great satisfaction, but it's not all roses. Older adults contemplating a relocation need to consider all the pros and cons before committing to a move to a new home.

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How To Decide Where To Move

There can be several triggers for considering a new home later in life.
Among these, a health situation could urgently drive the question of where to live into immediate focus.

If you find yourself in this situation, the first step is to thoroughly assess your condition and the implications for your living situation. Consulting with medical professionals and family is crucial in this assessment. The result should be a living plan that provides the best support for your healthcare needs.

Carefully assessing all the different angles will increase the possibility that your final decision is a good fit for you.

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What To Consider When Moving to a New Home in Retirement

So you've decided to move. Congratulations! You are about to embark on a great adventure. However, you have many more decisions ahead.

  • Are you moving near to your current home or further away?
  • Are you downsizing, upsizing, or maintaining similar square footage?
  • Are you renting or buying?
  • Are you adding a second home?
  • What about timeshares or fractional ownership?

Overall, those moving to a new home later in life have many alternatives to consider. Doing careful research to answer the questions posed in this video will help ensure you find the right course for your particular situation.

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How To Evaluate a Senior Living Arrangement

After a frank health assessment, you can decide which alternatives make the most sense for your situation.
  • Home Healthcare
  • Adult Daycare
  • Assisted Living
  • Skilled Nursing Care
  • Memory Care

There are many options to consider when thinking about moving or staying put. Carefully assessing all the different angles will increase the possibility that your final decision is a good fit for you.

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Navigating Medicare: Simple Idea, Complex Reality

Navigating Medicare: What is Medicare?

Most Americans reaching age 65 achieve a significant milestone: Medicare eligibility. Launched in 1965, Medicare is a national health insurance program created and administered by the U.S. government and funded primarily via payroll taxes.

Do you understand the various Medicare parts? In this overview video, Pete Keers breaks down the components of Medicare and explains how and when to sign up.

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Navigating Medicare: What is Part A?

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) helps cover:

  • Inpatient care in a hospital
  • Inpatient care in a skilled nursing facility (not custodial or long-term care)
  • Hospice care
  • Home health care

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Navigating Medicare: What is Part B?

Along with Medicare Part A, Part B is the other part of Original Medicare. Medicare Part B covers medically necessary costs for:

  • Doctors
  • Outpatient care
  • Home health services
  • Durable medical equipment

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Navigating Medicare: What is Medigap?

Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) offers many benefits, but it has some "gaps." The most prominent gap is there is no limit on out-of-pocket expenses, which encompass deductibles, copayments, and coinsurance.

One way to fill many of these gaps is through a Medicare Supplement Insurance policy (also known as Medigap) sold by private insurers. Medigap policies come in several different versions but must adhere to strict government standards. These standards allow easier comparisons between policies and protect consumers from unscrupulous insurers.

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Navigating Medicare: What is Medicare Advantage?

Some Medicare beneficiaries want more healthcare benefits than Original Medicare can offer, even with Medigap supplemental policies. Medicare Advantage Plans (sometimes known as Medicare Part C) fill this need by providing more benefits for beneficiaries who agree to extra costs and less flexibility.

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Navigating Medicare: What is Part D?

When Medicare was introduced in 1965, prescription drugs were not covered. However, in December 2003, Medicare Part D was signed into law to cover the cost of medications. Unlike Medicare Part A and Part B, however, Part D is optional.

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Navigating Medicare - Simle Idea, Complex Reality

Paying for Long-Term Care: What are My Options?

Why You Need a Long-Term Care Plan

Regardless of how long-term care costs are covered, planning for these expenses is essential. In this video, Pete Keers breaks down why it is essential to create a plan for affording long-term care, and the categories of options to consider.

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Retirement Savings for Long-Term Care

One popular option for those looking to pay for long-term care costs is existing savings, often in the form of pensions, IRAs, and 401(k)s. All financial resources available to potential recipients must be considered for long-term care planning. Knowing the details about subjects like tax treatment and other factors is essential to build a solid plan for handling these significant costs. This video dives into the pros and cons of using retirement savings to afford long-term care.

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Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) to Pay for Long-term Care

HSAs were primarily intended to soften the financial burden of healthcare expenses for HDHP account holders of all age groups. However, an HSA can be particularly advantageous in paying for long-term care expenses at age 65 or over. Is an HSA the right option for you to afford long-term care? In this video, Pete Keers explains why HSAs might be a good choice.

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Can Your Home Help Pay for Long-term Care?

Unless one has long-term care, insurance, or can qualify for Medicaid, most people will need to tap all their assets to pay for long-term care. This may include the equity in one's home. In this video, Pete Keers explains the four ways one can leverage home equity to finance long-term care.

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Is Long-Term Care Insurance Right for You?

Long-term care insurance can provide a great way to reduce financial risk. However, complex product alternatives require a thorough analysis so the consumer can make the best choice. In this video, Pete Keers runs through the details of long-term care insurance as an option to afford long-term care.

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Life Insurance and Annuities

Among the many ways of paying for long-term care, life insurance and annuities have been growing in popularity. Are either of these options right for you to afford long-term care? Watch Pete Keers break down these options and discover if they should be part of your plan.

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The Safety Net (Medicaid)

Planning for long-term care expenses seems to involve a lot of wishful thinking for many. A survey found that about half of respondents said they had done little or no planning for long-term care expenses. One example of wishful thinking is that government programs like Medicare or Medicaid will pay long-term care expenses. Should you rely on Medicaid for long-term care? Pete Keers breaks it down.

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Planning and Paying for Long-term Care: What Are My Options?

Experience Beyond Measure Interviews

Experience Beyond Measure Interview

Paul Ablack
Founder
Cantissimo Senior Living

Paul Ablack, Founder, Cantissimo Senior Living joins Mike Lawson to discuss

  • The state of senior living today
  • Innovations taking place to improve assisted living and memory care communities
  • The launch of Cantissimo Senior Living
  • The upcoming Experience Beyond Measure video interview series featuring unique general interest content for the 55+ community!

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Experience Beyond Measure Interview

Jennifer Thorson
Executive Director
The Harbors Senior Living of Fridley

Jennifer Thorson, Executive Directory of The Harbors Senior Living of Fridley sits down to discuss:

  • The philosophy of excellent care
  • Making life as enjoyable as possible for residents
  • Advice for anyone considering a move into a senior living community
  • The impact of COVID-19 on Senior Living

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Experience Beyond Measure Interview

Steve Austin (Old Man Steve)
TikTok Star

Watch our Experience Beyond Measure interview featuring Steve Austin, more popularly known as "Old Man Steve". Steve, a retiree, has found fame across social media, accumulating 1.4 Million followers and more than 27 Million likes on TikTok. 

In this interview, Steve shares:

  • His background and path to internet fame
  • Tips to discover new skills, hobbies, and passions in retirement
  • How to find communities in the digital age

Where to find Old Man Steve:

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Experience Beyond Measure Interview

Linda Malys Yore (Linda On The Run)
Influencer/Blogger

Video interview featuring Linda Malys Yore, popularly known as "Linda On The Run".  Travel, cooking, or fitness - Linda has exceptional blogs covering it all. A wonderful source for inspiration, our conversation with Linda covers:

  • Her background and success with blogging/social media
  • Traveling in retirement and the impact of COVID-19
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone and accomplishing goals in retirement 
  • Combatting aging and staying fit and healthy 

Where to find Linda:

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