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Archive for August 2018

Don’t Let Health Costs Wreck Your Retirement Plan

Last Updated: August 31, 2018 After speaking with A Place for Mom’s financial expert, Andy Smith, the message is clear: health care costs can wreck your retirement plan. Smith, Senior VP of Financial Planning at Financial Engines and host of the call-in radio program, “Investing Sense,” tells us that the problem when planning for retirement is that most…

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Colon Cancer Treatment Provides More Time to Celebrate the Everyday

Diagnosed with advanced colon cancer, Amy Figgs was told there was little that could be done. Unwilling to accept that, Amy sought a second opinion at Mayo Clinic. There her care team crafted a treatment plan that has renewed her hope for the future. The day after her 45th birthday, Amy Figgs found herself in…

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Assisted Living Costs, Medicare and Medicaid

It’s no secret that assisted living costs can stretch any family budget to a breaking point. In 2017, the Genworth Cost of Care Survey found the median cost for assisted living to be $3,750 per month, breaking down to $123 per day and $45,000 per year. Fortunately, Medicare and Medicaid are available to help pay…

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Feasting Fear-Free

For Knox Rhinehart, who had been plagued by chronic vomiting for years, eating was a torment to be avoided — until he met a Mayo Clinic specialist who understood that treating Knox meant treating his fear. When 11-year-old George “Knox” Rhinehart arrived at Mayo Clinic last year, his diet consisted of seven foods: purple grapes,…

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