Understanding Medicare can be overwhelming, to say the least. Not only are you transitioning to another type of insurance, you also find yourself concerned about everything from what is covered for your specific health concerns to how much premiums cost. After you choose a plan that suits your lifestyle and other insurance options, you might start wondering if you can write off any of your payments when filing your taxes.
The good news is that if you work with an accountant or tax specialist, you won’t have to worry too much about the ins and outs of what you can claim when it comes to Medicare. However, if you file your own taxes, or if you just want to be informed and empowered, it can be wise to at least know a bit about Medicare and what can be considered tax deductible.
As a caregiver to an aging adult, rest assured, at some point you’ll need to find a geriatrician, an adult day program, or the like. Happily, there are loads of Federal, state and community agency programs and services geared to seniors -- it’s just a matter of knowing where they are. To help you zero in on great community resources for elderly folks and their families, we’ve come up with a few ideas.
Choosing the right senior living community is a major life decision that should never be taken lightly if you want to be safe, comfortable and engaged in your later years. To help you make a wise and informed decision, we’ve put together a list of things to consider when evaluating a senior living community.