Category Archives: Baby Boomer Responsibilities

Ready for Help at Home

I’ve been working with Joan for two years now, coaching her as she provides care to her spouse, Jeff, following a diagnosis of Primary Progressive Aphasia. With this condition, language ability progressively declines. Eventually, changes in memory, attention, judgment, behavior, and personality may also occur.  Recently, Joan said she was ready for some assistance at home,… Read on…

Why I Switched From Medicare Advantage

I am a Medicare SME — subject matter expert. At the risk of sounding like a braggart, I have over 20 years of professional health insurance experience. Educating people about Medicare is what I do.  When I turned 65 almost three years ago, I assumed my decision about the Medicare insurance products I would choose would… Read on…

You Can Always Say No

In certain industries, we are naturally suspicious about the incentives a salesperson might have to “sell” a product. Car dealers and insurance salespeople come to mind. In healthcare, by contrast, we assume that recommendations being made by providers are in our best interest and we seldom question them. Instead, we passively agree to whatever plan of care,… Read on…

Managing as a “Solo Ager”

“Solo agers” (also known as “elder orphans” — not my favorite!) is a term often used to describe an adult over the age of about 55 who does not have a spouse, adult child, or close family member on whom they can rely to provide practical, physical, and/or emotional support regarding medical or financial decisions… Read on…