Health Care/Caring for Someone

One of the most difficult situations any adult faces occurs when the tables are turned and it is now time for them to take care of their parent or another elderly relative.  Sometimes, the person requiring serious health care as a result of a disability may be a spouse or even yourself.  This is a stressful time and quite often, a financial burden.  This section tries to make that transition a little easier and aims to provide the information you need when faced with that situation or hopefully when you can plan before it becomes a reality.
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The Elder Care Calculator

Provided on, a partnership with the National Association of State Treasurers, this section provides a calculator to help you determine if your elderly relative needs help and the financial impact.

An Unexpected Disability

These pages from provide information you need to cope with this unwanted change.

Health Care

This section of looks at the costs of health care from prescriptions to medical bills and what you can do to make the best financial decisions in this area.

Ways to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Elder Financial Abuse

There are numerous methods that scam artists use to take money away from seniors and their caretakers.  Please be sure to read this important section from and learn how to avoid becoming a victim.


This extensive section from looks at entire caregiving situation. The countless resources it provides could prove to be invaluable for someone going through or considering this life-changing process.

Death of a Family Member provides this section listing resources from various federal agencies helping you during your time of mourning.


This site from AARP provides answers to caregiving questions, ideas, support and more. In addition, there are articles on hospice care, nursing homes, families choosing in-home care themselves and making long-term care decisions. This is an invaluable resource for caregivers!

Grief and Loss

This section from AARP addresses wills, debts after death and more.

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