In the 20 plus years of helping people plan for the cost of retirement and long-term healthcare, we’ve identified one consistent theme among families and caregivers: people don’t like to talk about money. We’ve learned that families often feel they cannot afford the type of care they are most hopeful for. So, sometimes they procrastinate. They don’t ask for help. They fail to get the assistance they need to better their situation.
Lifecare Affordability Planning helps families who are facing long-term health issues and increasing health-related expenditures to make better informed financial decisions during a time when there are so many unanswered questions.
In each episode, we explore the role money plays in people’s lives and how the “job” of the money changes. It’s time to face this topic head-on, address the emotional charge of discussing money, and discover practical ways to bridge the gap between a long-term healthcare plan and your ability to pay for it.
Episode 14 — The Ins and Outs of Medicaid — With Valerie Geiger
Are you considering how you and your family will pay for long-term care? If so, we strongly encourage you to learn about Medicaid. To help you get a better understanding of what Medicaid is and how you could benefit from it, Tom West and Arvette Reid enlist in the help of Valerie Geiger. A founding … Continue reading Episode 14 — The Ins and Outs of Medicaid — With Valerie Geiger →
Episode 13 — It’s Your Turn to Understand Medicare — With John Norce
Understanding Medicare and how to make it work best for you isn’t easy. That’s why Tom West and Arvette Reid have brought in an expert. Today, Tom and Arvette speak with John Norce, founder of Medicare Portal, to help you get a better grasp on Medicare’s ins and outs. John and his team specialize in … Continue reading Episode 13 — It’s Your Turn to Understand Medicare — With John Norce →
Episode 12 — The Power of Community Services — With Guest, Mary Lee Anderson
Whether you’re facing a health crisis or the challenges that come with aging, there are several resources that can help ease the burden — and chances are, many of them are in your own community. Today, Tom West and Arvette Reid are joined by guest Mary Lee Anderson to explore the benefits that community services … Continue reading Episode 12 — The Power of Community Services — With Guest, Mary Lee Anderson →
Episode 11 — 5 Steps for Managing Other People’s Money
You might feel stressed out while managing someone else’s money during their time of need. And understandably so. Between navigating unknown financial and healthcare territories to facing pressures from family members, there is a lot to consider and knowing where to start can be just as challenging. Today, Tom West and Arvette Reid share five … Continue reading Episode 11 — 5 Steps for Managing Other People’s Money →
Episode 10 — Psychological Hurdles to Thriving
When a health crisis occurs, we all want to thrive. However, there are psychological hurdles that may make us resistant to accepting the help we need in order to achieve our best possible outcomes. Today, Tom West and Arvette Reid discuss common psychological hurdles that keep people from thriving. They explore the deeper meanings behind … Continue reading Episode 10 — Psychological Hurdles to Thriving →
Episode 9 — How The Lifecare Affordability Plan Can Help You
Whether you’re seeking general or specialized advice in the financial world, it’s often difficult to anticipate what you’ll really be getting from these services. In this episode, Tom West and Arvette Reid break down specific examples of actionable items and recommendations they provide to clients who are going through the Life Care Affordability planning … Continue reading Episode 9 — How The Lifecare Affordability Plan Can Help You →