It’s a difficult time to be a senior…

It’s a difficult time to be a senior…

...or a family member of an aging parent or close relative. As seniors age, their ability to handle the complex management of their personal and business affairs becomes an ever-increasing challenge. Paperwork abounds – Social Security, Medicare, secondary insurance, medical billing, banking, credit cards. All require attention to detail and follow-through that many seniors are unable or unwilling to deliver. Financial fraud by record keepers and caregivers can cost seniors some or all of their retirement savings, placing even more burdens on them and their loved ones. (Click link above to read more...)

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Here are a few of the problems faced by today’s seniors, and the effects they may have on seniors and their families:

Here are a few of the problems faced by today’s seniors, and the effects they may have on seniors and their families:

Financial fraud by a caregiver, family member or outside contractor can damage credit history and drain financial resources. Lack of understanding of the workings of Social Security, Medicare, secondary insurance and the prescription drug program can cost seniors time and money. Inability to track medical bills and reconcile them with primary and supplemental insurance payments could mean that the senior will pay the medical provider more than required. (Click link above to read more...)

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What can be done to alleviate these problems?

What can be done to alleviate these problems?

In 2001, after spending two years as a senior services volunteer and four years providing transportation to seniors, I started a senior services administration business called Have Pen Will Travel LLC. I recognized that seniors had needs that directly impacted the quality of their lives, which weren’t being fulfilled by any currently available type of service provider. Caregiving agencies provided for medical and physical support; accounting firms provided tax services, and lawyers provided legal advice. But there was no service which provided reasonably-priced administrative assistance to seniors and their families. (Click the link above to read more...)

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So, what do you do?

So, what do you do?

You know the problems and really want to help. But you may feel that you don’t have the time, and you almost certainly don’t have the expertise to deal with all the different agencies and bureaucracies. (Click the link above to read more...) That’s where we come in. Have Pen Will Travel now provides consulting services to maximize your result and minimize the amount of time you will have to spend assisting your family member. (Read more...)

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