081 How to Plan Ahead for Your Later Years


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By Leslie Kernisan, MD MPH, Leslie Kernisan, and MD MPH. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

In This Episode:

Dr. K talks with family caregiving expert Carol Levine, Director of the Families and Health Care Project at the United Hospital Fund of New York about her new book, Navigating Your Later Years for Dummies. They discuss:

  • How to be proactive about your current and future age-related needs
  • Why it’s vital to start by taking a personal inventory of your preferences and resources
  • How your financial situation affects your housing and care options in later life
  • Why it’s especially helpful to discuss your finances and your living will with family
  • Pros and cons of aging in your own long-time home
  • Why it’s important to know that Medicare doesn’t cover most long-term care services
  • Planning tips for those aging alone or without family support
  • The value of aging within a community and maintaining a support network
  • How Carol has talked with her own children & planned for her own aging
  • How to avoid getting overwhelmed by the process

Related episodes:

060-Interview: Negotiating Family Caregiving Expectations After Hospitalization

015- Interview: Practical Advice for Family Caregivers & Next Step In Care

017- Interview: Paying for Long-Term Care & Other Family Caregiving Challenges

036 Interview: Minimizing Family Conflicts & Supporting Aging Parents

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