estate planning tips

Avoid Family Squabbles Over Inheritance of Property

Jennifer Kem Elderly News, End of Life Issues, Estate Planning, Life Transitions, quality placement for senior

Should you rely on “will power” to bequeath assets? The more complex your estate, the more ill-advised that choice becomes. Having only a will in place when you die may not be enough.

If you feel one heir should receive more of your estate than another, that wish needs to be articulated in your estate planning. Learn how to avoid family squabbles when you sit down to plan your estate with a professional.

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Communication – Discussion Topics for Seniors

Jennifer Kem Life Transitions, quality placement for senior, Senior Living Tips

What topics are seniors interested in? Senior Conversation Starters: Discussion Topics for Elderly Adults Well this is a lot like dating! With a bit of soul-searching and conscientious choices of a place to go, your outing with your senior loved one should run smoothly with the added bonus of helping you get into a deeper more fulfilling relationship for you and your family. Encourage all the family to go, but also arrange to meet one on one.    What is your favorite dessert? Mine is Crème brûlée. Image then you launch search in your city for restaurants which make such a delight and endeavor to review to each other the delightful dessert on a different date each week. Once you have fully exhausted the area restaurants make that delight in your own home and strive to mimic or better the recipe! Please feel free to invite me over to sample any Crème brûlée. That creamy, pudding-like, baked custard with a brittle top of melted sugar that cracks when you gently tap it with a spoon in my Achilles heel! Ask about their past. What is your/their favorite childhood memory? Ask for their views on the present day events. What is …

Find Retirement Communities Near You

Jennifer Kem Estate Planning, Life Transitions, quality placement for senior, Senior Housing Options, Senior Living Tips

Senior Retirement Communities As seen in the above infographic, “retirement community” is a broad term covering many housing options for seniors. There are active senior communities, age-restricted (e.g., 50-plus, 55-plus, 62-plus) communities, and independent living communities. Though these communities vary somewhat, they are all tied together by their residents: older adults who want to remain as independent as possible through their retirement years. Retirement communities have different types of amenities, such as fitness clubs and medical facilities. Within each of these broader communities, there are subcategories, catering to specific lifestyles, such as resort and golf communities, RV living, and single older adults. A retirement community isn’t just a neighborhood for seniors in places like Florida or Arizona. Today, specialized communities suited to every stage of senior living and lifestyle have sprouted up everywhere from Alaska to Alabama. In this guide, we’ll look at what you can expect from retirement communities in general. We’ll also look at some of the more specialized communities out there. Retirement communities are designed with seniors in mind. That means conveniences, ease of use, and amenities. Conveniences could be a neighboring hospital, a shopping center, or an on-site restaurant. Homes are usually fitted with easy-to-reach cabinet …