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Senior Matters Radio

Senior Matters Radio is a weekly show dedicated to showcasing experts in the fields that matter most to today's seniors. From insurance to financial planning, long term care to retirement, you'll get useful, actionable advice from leaders in their respective fields. Hosted by Mark Wight of Idaho Estate Planning, a member of the Idaho State Bar, the Taxation, Probate & Trust Law Section of the Idaho Bar, Wealth Counsel, and Elder Counsel. He is also a Certified Academy Attorney with the Academy of VA Pension Planners and an accredited attorney with the Veterans Administration. Mark has co-authored several manuals for attorneys in the areas of Probate Administration, Estate and Estate Tax Planning, and Asset Protection.
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Now displaying: 2016
Dec 23, 2016

 After retiring from his career as a board-certified physician in Family Medicine and Geriatrics, Dr. Chad Boult had no intentions to return to the workforce. But after receiving a call from Saint Alphonsus Health System, his plans for retirement changed. Over the last year, Dr. Boult has worked with his team at Saint Al's Geriatrics and Palliative Care Clinics in Boise, Idaho, to create and manage programs to help simplify care and open the lines of communications between healthcare providers and patients. On this episode, we discuss how chronic illness affects the aging community,  ways to navigate these issues, and the programs offered at Saint Al's. 

Dec 17, 2016

Mark Wight of Idaho Estate Planning discusses how to give assets away, when to give them away, and the legalities involved. You have options in this matter, but it all starts with knowing your goals. This episode will outline how you can distribute your assets with your goals in mind.

Dec 6, 2016

Brent Jones of Castle Rock Services discusses the issues involved in care management and the care manager’s role in assessing their client’s needs. An individual in need of these services can gain access to useful resources that will help them maintain much of their independence with proper care management.

Dec 2, 2016

One of the only certainties in life is change, which is all the more reason to review your Legal Life Plan regularly. Mark Wight of Idaho Estate Planning discusses the changes in life that may affect your Legal Life Plan and how you can stay ahead of the curve.

Nov 25, 2016

If caregivers ignore their well-being, they will find it difficult to provide quality care for their loved ones. Mike Powell of Home Instead Senior Care shares his personal experience with Alzheimer’s as his mother's caregiver. Working both professionally and personally with seniors who suffer from this disease, Mike knows firsthand why it’s important to figure out how to take care of yourself while in this role and provides options for you to do just that.

To learn more about the Boise, Idaho Home Instead Senior Care:

Phone: (208) 888-9962
Website: www.homeinstead.com/707

Nov 9, 2016

When determining the best options for care, an educated decision is the best decision. Catherine L. Owens is an author, speaker, and consultant who helps seniors and their families understand and successfully navigate senior living options. In this episode, she joins us to explain when it's best to look into assisted living and the benefits of residing in a senior retirement community.  

Nov 7, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016 marks Veterans day. We would like to recognize the men and women who made sacrifices to our country through their service. On this episode, Attorney Mark Wight from Idaho Estate Planning discusses the history behind this Day and benefits available to our service members that are often overlooked.

Nov 2, 2016

Don’t let the need to prove your independence keep you from speaking up about a possible scam. Attorney Mark Wight from Idaho Estate Planning shares how con artists use human psychology and technology to prey on their victims. This episode is full of advice on ways to recognize red flags to protect yourself from scams.

Oct 29, 2016

Getting clear on what you want to accomplish for your family is the first step in estate planning. Attorney Mark Wight from Idaho Estate Planning explains how an attorney can help you reach your goals and the fees involved.

Oct 18, 2016

Mark Wight from Idaho Estate Planning covers the second part of a question asked by a fellow attorney about the legality of Medicaid planning. On this episode, Mark explains the ethics surrounding this topic and things to consider when preparing for Medicaid in a legal manner.

Oct 12, 2016

Mark Wight from Idaho Estate Planning explains the legalities involved in medicaid planning. Mark presents different scenarios to help clarify the statutes and rules surrounding managing and reporting your assets prior to completing your medicaid application.

Oct 8, 2016

A continued discussion with Eric Collett, founder of A Mind For All Seasons, about supporting and strengthening families who are caring for someone with alzheimer’s and other dementias. In this episode, Eric explains how someone suffering with these diseases experience a drastic change in the way they  perceive their environment; and the importance of caretakers learning to see the world through their loved one’s eyes in order to effectively meet their needs.  

Oct 4, 2016

An in-depth discussion about the emotional turmoil that can occur when caring for a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. In this episode we are joined by Eric Collett, the founder of A Mind For All Seasons --an organization that provides a wide range of educational opportunities for seniors and those who care for them. With over 16 years of experience surrounding this topic, Eric shares the importance of recognizing the early signs of dementia and how families can handle the challenges that come with tending to someone suffering with disease.

Sep 26, 2016

Mark made a special appearance on Monday, September 26, 2016 as the NNU Business of the Week on KBOI 670 AM. Listen in to his short segment to learn more about Idaho Estate Planning based in Eagle, Idaho and helping Idahoans "Get Real" about their Legal Life PlanTM.

Aug 17, 2016

Mark Wight of Idaho Estate Planning joins on the show today to continue a discussion started last week about the “Aid in Attendance” social security benefit for veterans. Last episode, Mark reviewed some of the more straightforward qualifications, but this episode he dives into the more complex financial qualifications.

Aug 17, 2016

Mark Wight of Idaho Estate Planning joins on the show today to discuss what he does everyday to help veterans, specifically focusing this episode in the area of the “Aid in Attendance” social security benefit. Aid in Attendance is the highest of the 3 pension levels and on this episode, Mark discusses what the benefit is for and some of the qualifications for receiving this benefit.

Aug 17, 2016

The founders of the show join today, John Sellin of Sellin Financial and Mark Wight of of Idaho Estate Planning. They are on the show to talk about scams, which unfortunately seniors tend to be targeted for more than any other demographic. They discuss some of the things you can do to spot a scam before you are a victim and then what to do immediately if you determine you have been a victim.

Aug 17, 2016

Joining on the show today is one of Senior Matters Radio sponsors, Sharon Walker of Keller Williams Realty in Boise. Sharon talks with us today about some of the complications and difficulties that seniors encounter often when trying to go through a real estate transactions as well as what she does with her clients to help them navigate the confusing process.

Aug 17, 2016

On this episode of Senior Matters Radio Mike Powell from Home Instead joins the show to talk about owning Home Instead Senior Care and what www.caregiverstress.com is and the value and features it has for the community as well as professionals in the field of senior care.

Aug 17, 2016

John Sellin and Make Powell are on the show to discuss the value they feel Senior Matters Radio brings to the community and their listeners as well as why it is so important to consult with a professional personally for each individual situation.

May 13, 2016

Mark White from Idaho Estate Planning & Kyle Buck with Affinity Mortgage are on the show to discuss some of the in’s and out’s of reverse mortgage as well as some common misconceptions.

May 13, 2016

Listen into this episode of Senior Matters Radio to take a further, more in-depth look into beneficiary designations, powers of attorney, and necessary healthcare documentation.

May 13, 2016

In this episode of Senior Matters Radio, attorney Mark Wight and financial planner John Sellin, along with host Bo Higby, take a look at retirement. They discuss a timeline for optimal retirement planning, as well as different plans, and the downfalls of poor beneficiary designations.

May 11, 2016

Senior Matters takes another look at planning for the future, including a look at some of the “what-ifs” one might face as they grow older, and the importance of being as prepared as possible, now.

Apr 6, 2016

In this episode of Senior Matters Radio, our host Beau Higby is joined by Sharon Walker from Keller-Williams Realty in Boise, ID. Sharon and Beau discuss in-depth about the Reverse for Purchase mortgage programs available.

Beau reviews what a Reverse for Purchase is, how they work, what & who qualifies. Learning about and knowing the facts behind about a Reverse for Purchase Mortgage Program can help you or someone you know to purchase a new home or relocate even as a senior!

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