Personal Finance/Business

Social Security changes: What to know

Oct 13th, 2020 | By

For individuals who are preparing to start or already receiving their Social Security benefits, current and future changes may impact their retirement plans.  For some advance knowledge and tips that might save thousands of dollars, a free online workshop will be presented Oct. 26 by the Social Security Administration and Pierce County Aging and Disability

Reverse mortgages: A free look at the pros and cons

Sep 29th, 2020 | By

With a strong housing market over the past several years, home prices have risen dramatically.  As a result, many older adults have significant equity in their homes.  At the same time, living expenses have also risen dramatically – 14 percent over the past three years. Reverse mortgages (also known as a home equity conversion mortgage)

Pandemic hard financially for older adults living alone

Sep 11th, 2020 | By

Financial hardships created or worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic will be much worse for older Americans living alone and could force nearly 3 million of them into possible poverty or greater health risks, according to an organization that’s monitoring the issue. “Recent history shows us what happens to an already vulnerable population of older adults

Homecare provider adds home-based COVID tests

Sep 2nd, 2020 | By

Concerto Health, a provider of in-home care for high-cost and rising-risk populations, announced in May it is working with county health departments in Washington to expand home-based COVID-19 testing and treatment of frail and vulnerable patients, particularly those living in high-risk, congregate situations. Concerto Health care teams conduct regular health checks for positive COVID-19 cases,