Five Wishes:  Helping Families Everywhere Since 1998

Caregivers often face unpleasant surprises later in life. Many people retire without considering the challenges that they – and those who help them – may face 20 years later. In the first 20 years of retirement, many retirees lose family members, suffer physical or mental decline, or face other life changes.

Late Life Issues are Vital to Caregivers

Caregivers often face unpleasant surprises later in life. Many people retire without considering the challenges that they – and those who help them – may face 20 years later. In the first 20 years of retirement, many retirees lose family members, suffer physical or mental decline, or face other life changes.

Survivor Benefits: Four Tips Widows Need to Know 

Eligibility rules for survivors benefits have improved: the age requirements are lower, surviving ex-spouses are eligible, including surviving spouses and partners of same-sex relationships. However, a surviving spouse is often unsure how to start claiming their survivor’s benefits.  We have some information to assist you in applying for benefits as a surviving spouse.