Senior Citizens News

Senior Citizen News – including seniorcare, long term care (LTC), retirement planning, hospice care, aging in place, and related senior citizen news as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


‘FlyingOver50’ Granny Pole Dancer, Makeda Smith, Continues to Elevate Mature Women with New MercVille Productions Music Video

LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 20, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Grandmother, publicist and pole dancer Makeda Smith, the creator behind the blog-turned-movement, FlyingOver50, has once again teamed with Christina Villegas and Jeff Mercer, the owners of MercVille Productions, to create a mesmerizing pole dance music video (safe for work).

Medical Care Alert Earns 6th Consecutive Angie’s List Award

NORTHVILLE, Mich., March 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the 6th year in a row, Medical Care Alert has received the Angie’s List Super Service Award for outstanding customer service. This 2018 award follows Medical Care Alert’s recent back-to-back ‘Gator100’ awards recognizing the company’s continued growth.

Medical Care Alert Named to University of Florida’s Gator100 List of Fastest Growing Companies for Second Year

NORTHVILLE, Mich., Feb. 14, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Medical Care Alert, a leading provider of medical alert systems to senior citizens nationwide, has been named to the University of Florida’s Gator100 list of fastest growing alumni companies for the second year in a row.

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Shares How to Avoid Living in Your Kid’s Basement When You Retire

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 18, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In his new book, “The Mindset of Retirement Success: 7 Winning Strategies to Change Your Life” (ISBN: 978-0999641408), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor Rodger Alan Friedman, delivers blunt advice to anyone who has been putting off retirement planning.

Travel Advice: Top 5 Considerations for Retirees Purchasing Travel Insurance in 2018

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TravelInsurance.com today outlined five key points retirees should consider in regard to travel insurance before they hit the road in the coming year. ‘While travel can be complicated at any age, retirees are faced with additional considerations, especially when it comes to medical coverage,’ said Stan Sandberg, co-founder.

A Prime Time to Plan for Long-Term Care Is After Arranging It for Someone Else, says ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., Sept. 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Have you been called upon to arrange care for an aging parent or other loved one? If so, “it can be a blessing in disguise,” says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of the nation’s largest long-term care insurance agencies. “It can inspire you to plan ahead for your own care, without delay.”

Reception at Cocoon Homecare in support of Council Member Donovan Richards

JAMAICA, N.Y., Sept. 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This past Wednesday evening, a crowd gathered at a reception at Cocoon Homecare in Jamaica to show their support for Council Member Donovan Richards. Also notably present was Community Board 12 Chairwoman Adrienne Adams who just clinched the democratic primary for the District 28 City Council seat and is well positioned to win the seat in the general election in November.

CARR Awarded AARP Community Challenge 2017 Grant

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) is pleased to announce it has received an AARP Community Challenge Grant. AARP announced its grant recipients on its website on 7 September, 2017. CARR is one of only 4 AARP’s Community Challenge Grant recipients in California.

Longevity Alert: As America Ages, Long-Term Care Costs Could Overwhelm Most Families, say ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 14, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The number of Americans age 65 and older is on track to double — from 46 million now to over 98 million in 2060, when today’s 20-somethings will be turning 65. At that time the 65-plus age group’s share of the population will have jumped to 24-percent from 15-percent today. “Think of it,” says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, “one in four of us will be in the older group, at high risk of needing long-term care.”

It’s Easier to Plan for Long-Term Care if We Face Our Personal Concerns First, says ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., July 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Last year the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services issued a report about Americans’ concerns and actions related to long-term care (LTC), also referred to as long-term services and supports (LTSS). “The main takeaway was not the particulars of the responses, in our view,” says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners. “It was the fact that participants considered and faced the issues.”

ACSIA Partners Offers Decision Funnel for Quick and Easy Long-Term Care Choices

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 31, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many Americans spend hours investigating long-term care options online, only to come away confused and dispirited. Now there’s another way to go. It’s a by-phone Decision Funnel designed to cut through the complexity. Offered by ACSIA Partners, the service will be delivered by real human specialists, not phone robots.

More Than Two Thirds of Americans Not Prepared for Disability

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., May 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The average American Fidelity Assurance Company long-term disability is nearly three years. Even though one in five adults experiences a long-term disability, most Americans are ill-prepared to cover expenses if they are unable to work (note 1). The average American could not cover a $400 emergency without selling some of their possessions and 69 percent have less than $1,000 in savings (notes 2, 3).

Be Alert for a Job Offer You Can’t Refuse: ‘Unpaid Caregiver,’ Warns Long-Term Care Leader ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., April 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “America faces a senior health crisis that is also an employment crisis,” says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of the nation’s largest long-term care insurance agencies. In most U.S. households an out-of-the-blue “job offer” will suddenly appear.

It’s Tax Time, and Millions Could Miss Sizeable Deductions for Long-Term Care Insurance, ACSIA Partners Says

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re considering long-term care insurance, or already have a policy, “Tax time is a good time to look for help from Uncle Sam,” says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of the nation’s largest long-term care insurance agencies. “And the help you get could be more than negligible.”

CARR Announces First Corporate Sponsor, Grace Care Management

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform (CARR) is pleased to announce Grace Care Management as CARR’s first corporate sponsor. President and CEO Cindy Hasz stated, “Grace Care Management is pleased to support CARR’s consumer advocacy work; it long overdue, and much needed by the growing numbers of seniors who are receiving assisted living placements in California.”

Long-Term Care Leader ACSIA Partners Will Help ‘Kill the Wicked Witch of Alzheimer’s’

SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 9, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the second year in a row, ACSIA Partners, a national long-term care insurance agency based in Kirkland, Wash., will join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. As part of its three-day annual conference, the company will host a fundraiser on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association, which seeks a cure for the debilitating disease.

Long-Term Care Insurance Is a Gift for the Whole Family, ACSIA Partners Says

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you want to brighten the lives of everyone in your family, “Consider the gift of long-term care insurance,” says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leader in long-term care planning. “Whether you get the policy for yourself or for aging parents, it’s really a gift for everyone.”

CARR Presents Paper at GSA’s Annual Scientific Meeting

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Christina L. Selder, Principal Investigator and co-founder of CARR (Consumer Advocates for RCFE Reform) presented in the Assisted Living Issues of Quality and Translations to Nursing Homes session of the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting being held November 16 – 20, 2016 in New Orleans, La.

Elder & Adult Day Services Merges with Easterseals Washington to Provide Services to More Individuals and Families

SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Easterseals Washington, a Washington state nonprofit serving adults and children with disabilities, announced today that it is expanding – three new adult day service centers are being been added to Easterseals Washington’s program offerings.

Uninsured Long-Term Care Is ‘Eating’ Real Estate by the Square Foot, ACSIA Partners Reports

KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 20, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The cost of care for aging Americans may be viewed as a glutton that devours homes in daily bites that are getting bigger. So says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners LLC, one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

Pay for Long-Term Care Insurance with a Health Savings Account, ACSIA Partners Suggests

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 29, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many Americans realize they need long-term care insurance, but balk at the premiums. “Now there’s an easy way to pay,” says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners. “Just use some of the money that’s already in your Health Savings Account.”

New, Unique Service for Senior Citizens is Launched

BOSTON, Mass., July 26, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Helping seniors stay emotionally engaged and interested in the outside world is an important part of healthy aging. Now, a new program called Uplift Senior Citizens is offering social engagement as a service to help improve the social and emotional well-being of senior citizens.

When Long-Term Care Insurance Benefits Run Out, What Next? A Trending ‘Partnership’ System Offers a Fix, ACSIA Partners Reports

KIRKLAND, Wash., July 18, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A relatively new species of long-term care policies called Partnership Plans has become widely available and could be a good option for many, according to ACSIA Partners, one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

Shopping for Long Term Care Insurance Easy — Plans Affordable

CHICAGO, Ill., July 15, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More people than ever are looking at ways to safeguard their future retirement income from the financial costs and burdens of Long Term Health Care, says Matt McCann, a nationally known expert on Long Term Care Planning. These costs can have a dramatic impact on a person’s 401(k), 403(b), IRA and other assets.

Shopping for Long-Term Care Insurance Can Be Uniquely Frustrating, says ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 27, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re in the market for long-term care insurance, you may be in for a long, exasperating slog, according to ACSIA Partners, one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies. “Unfortunately, LTC insurance isn’t an easy thing to buy,” says Denise Gott, the company’s CEO.

Pick Your Long-Term Care Agent Carefully, Advises ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 9, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The best way to buy long-term care insurance is through an independent agent, according to many experts. But agents vary. How do you pick a professional who is right for you? ‘We recommend asking six key questions,’ says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of America’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

Four Seasons Compassion for Life Launches Foundation to Fund Quality Care during Serious Illness

FLAT ROCK, N.C., May 3, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Four Seasons Compassion for Life, western North Carolina’s leading, community-based hospice and palliative care provider, announces the launch of the Four Seasons for Life Foundation. The philanthropic non-profit is charged with securing the resources to maintain quality care during serious, chronic, or life-limiting illness in Henderson and Buncombe counties, and across the region.

Do-It-Yourself Long-Term Care Can Have High Hidden Costs, According to ACSIA Partners

KIRKLAND, Wash., April 21, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rate increases by some long-term care insurance carriers should not scare people off, according to Denise Gott. ‘Even if a particular policy’s premium seems high,’ she says, ‘it may be a bargain compared to the alternative, family caregiving.’ Gott is CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of the nation’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

Tax Tip from ACSIA Partners: 2016 Deductions Make Long-Term Care Insurance More Affordable for Many

KIRKLAND, Wash., March 17, 2016 (SEND2PRESSS NEWSWIRE) — If you’re in the market for long-term care insurance, you may be suffering from sticker shock. ‘The cost may seem out of reach,’ says Denise Gott. ‘Many people feel this way, so they put off protecting themselves. That’s a shame, because in their case, Uncle Sam may pick up part of the tab.’ Gott is CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of the nation’s largest long-term care insurance agencies.

ACSIA Partners Alerts Americans to Plan for Alzheimer’s Long-Term Care Before It’s Needed

KIRKLAND, Wash., Feb. 24, 2016 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today ACSIA Partners, a national distributor of long-term care insurance and education, recommends preemptive action against the impact of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. ‘Cognitive decline is a big and growing reason Americans need long-term care,’ says Denise Gott, CEO, ‘and the best time to plan for it is before symptoms arise.’