New for Caregivers – Resources from WISER and Our Partners

WISER Partner OneMain Financial: Women Bear The Burden Of Caregiving In The U.S., And That Impacts The Workforce.

See the CNBC video of this story.

The Social Security Administration announced a 3.2% cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for 2024.

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Caregivers: be aware of your rights and protections when signing a contract to admit a loved one.

Helping someone you love to move into a nursing home can be stressful enough. Nursing homes should not try to make you personally responsible for a loved one’s bill as a condition of admission. See “Know Your Rights: Caregivers and Nursing Home Debt” from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Caregiving Blog

Family caregivers face financial burdens, isolation and limited resources − a social worker explains how to improve quality of life for this growing population

Link to this article By Kathy L. Lee, Assistant Professor of Gerontological...

Saving for Retirement on Part-Time Pay: The Challenges for Women
Most part-time workers in America are women - leaving them with less...
Key Steps Congress Can Take to Help Caregivers’ Finances

People know about the emotional and physical toll on family caregivers, but...

Millennials Could Soon See Their Parents Become Their Biggest Expense – and American Families are Woefully Unprepared

Most millennials and Gen Xers have little idea of what’s going to...

More Caregiving Resources

Publications

WISER receives GOLD honors from  National Mature Media Awards for its publication, 5 Questions to Ask Your Mother or Grandmother.

NCOA’s BenefitsCheckUp tool is all new and even easier to use! The new BenefitsCheckUp includes details on 2,000 benefits in English and Spanish, free, confidential eligibility checks by program or category personalized support via a call center, chat, email, and connections to local centers. Check it out here

Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA), which includes sweeping Medicare prescription drug reforms and changes to the Part D program. This fact sheet provides a summary of the IRA’s health provisions that will bring cost savings to low-income older adults.

Read the new Seniors Matter article on the pros and cons of retiring early to become a full-time caregiver. 

Read the new Seniors Matter article on steps caregivers can take to help an older adult leave a financial legacy. 

When a loved one dies, you may learn about debts they owed before they died. You may not recognize these debts. If you are a surviving spouse or family member, you may even wonder if that debt now belongs to you. Read CFPB’s guide on what to do if you find yourself in this situation.

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