You know how important it is to plan for your retirement, but where do you begin? One of your first steps should be to estimate how much income you'll need to fund your retirement. That's not as easy as it sounds, because retirement planning is not an exact science. Your specific needs depend on your goals and many other factors. Use your current income as a starting point It's common to discuss desired annual retirement income as a percentage of your current income. Depending on whom you're talking to, that percentage could be anywhere from 60% to 90%, or even more. The appeal of this approach lies in its simplicity, and the fact that there's a fairly common-sense analysis underlying it: Yo

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Dementia Care Facility

Once an older loved one starts to show signs of dementia, you will likely need to start thinking about the type of care he or she will need in the future. When your loved one gets to the point where he or she is no longer able to remain in their home, a dementia care facility could be your best option. However, choosing the right facility can be an overwhelming decision. Not only do you need to find a care center that is equipped to meet your loved one’s immediate and long-term care needs, but there are other factors to consider such as cost and location. Knowing which questions to ask during your search can make the decision-making process a bit easier. “What level of care will be provided?

How Home Care Helps after a STROKE

Home care specialists provide support and assistance as your loved one returns home after being hospitalized for a stroke. How Home Care Helps a Stroke What is Home Care? Home care is a more personalized alternative to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It provides services such as personal care, homemaking, companionship and more to individuals living at home, so they can remain comfortable and independent for as long as possible. Home Care vs Home Health Home health is typically short-term medical services administered in the home to treat an illness or injury. This type of medical assistance is usually provided by a registered nurse, physical, occupational or speech therapist.

Dementia Home Care

What You Should Know About Caring for an Older Adult with Dementia Caring for someone with Dementia can provide special challenges. Follow these tips to help you when taking care of an older adult with Dementia. Dementia ( is a general term for loss of memory, thinking, and reasoning skills that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. A person affected by Dementia may have problems with language, memory, behavior, and emotions. There are several different kinds of Dementia: Alzheimer's disease Vascular dementia Dementia with Lewy bodies Mixed dementia Parkinson's disease Frontotemporal dementia Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease Normal pressure hydrocephalus Huntington's d

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