In the first episode of The Gray Q&A, Jennifer Heston, a researcher from the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University, answers Richland Source readers' questions about finances for senior citizens.

These are the links Heston references and the times in the podcast when the links are mentioned:

 

15:06 Choices: Living Well at the End of Life

LeadingAge Ohio's website provides information about Ohio's Advance Directives, including a webinar about "Understanding Ohio's Advanced Directives" and the "Choices: Living Well at the End of Life" packet including Ohio's forms for Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, Living Will, and Organ and Tissue Donation as well as information about hospice and Do-Not-Resuscitate orders. http://leadingageohio.org/aws/LAO/pt/sp/advance_directives

15:39 Medicaid Spenddown

LongTermCare.gov provides information to help understand various aspects of long-term care, including Medicare, Medicaid, and other options for paying for long-term care. LongTermCare.gov

23:45 Financing a funeral

The Federal Trade Commission website offers information about the FTC Funeral Rule which outlines your rights as a consumer when purchasing services from a funeral home and also has information about Planning Your Own Funerals. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0300-ftc-funeral-rule and https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0305-planning-your-own-funeral

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Noah Jones is host to The Open Mic Podcast -- available on Apple Podcasts! He is the crime, education and music reporter for Richland Source. He is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and a giant Cardinals fan.