Valerie VanBooven, RN, BSN, PGCM, is an author, professional speaker, and professional geriatric care manager. Valerie is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Next Generation Financial Services, a division of 1st Mariner Bank.


Reverse mortgages are becoming increasingly popular ways for seniors to increase their cash flow and cover costs. As with any financial strategy, it’s important to consider the benefits and drawbacks of this method for increasing retirement income.

Having a career and being a full-time caregiver creates many obstacles. When an aging parent needs help at home, talk to your employer about options available to you. Local resources may lessen the stress and complication for you as a working caregiver.

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