Our last blog post 5 Things to Know about Credit Cards for Seniors talked about e.g. how seniors can use credit cards effectively. In this article, we would like to present a good credit card for seniors: the American Express Senior Gold Card. This card has several advantages so having a deeper look into it is worthwhile for seniors.Continue reading A Good Credit Card for Seniors »
Credit cards are a convenient way to pay for one’s expenses. But when it comes to credit cards for seniors, there are five things seniors should know.
Why should seniors keep a credit card
Even though seniors face a limited budget and may need to reduce their monthly spending, it is not advisable to cut the plastic out if their life. Keeping a credit card as a senior ensures unexpected, high expenses e.g. medical bills can be covered quickly. It helps remain flexible and be prepared for emergencies. Credit cards also help make the most of the retirement. They are an easy-to-use, handy tool for covering e.g. travel expenses or online purchases.Continue reading Five Things to Know about Credit Cards for Seniors »
It is undeniable that being a caregiver is a stressful and demanding job. Yet the number of people taking care of their aging parents while having another job has risen dramatically over the last few years. Especially the „sandwich generation“ suffers from the emotional burden of caring for both their children and parents.
Studies have shown that caring for an aging parent may lead to decreased mental health resulting in lower work performance. However, no previous studies has identified why some caregivers experience negative work-related outcomes whereas others don’t. A recent study conducted in Queensland, Australia, has now proven a direct link between eldercare demands and job performance.Continue reading Does caregiving affect job performance? »
Alzheimer’s was a hot topic in September, with the debut of #TalkAlz – a brand new chat, World Alzheimer’s Month, Alzheimer’s Action Day, World Alzheimer’s Day, thousands of Alzheimer’s Association-sponsored “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” events occurring nationwide, new research updates on connections between diabetes and dementia, and so much more.
And — a new book is out: Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: The Caregiver’s Complete Survival Guide. Author Nataly Rubinstein, a geriatric care manager and licensed clinical social worker, shares from her 26 years of personal and professional experience (she cared for her mother, who had dementia, for 16 years), offering advice on combating what she calls the ‘Let me do it for you, Honey’ syndrome (the technical term: premature dependency).Continue reading Filling the Unscheduled Time in Alzheimer’s Caregiving »
Still a rather new investment class, senior housing data on deals and transactions has been largely difficult to obtain for those outside of the major commercial real estate industry.
But last week, that changed, per this article from National Real Estate Investor Online.
In Washington, DC, researchers released a report “designed to provide investors with comprehensive transaction data on seniors housing and nursing homes” at an annual conference sponsored by the National Investment Center for the Senior Housing & Care Industry.Continue reading New Senior Housing Report Offers Insight to Investors »