Dr. Sabrina Scott talks about the unknown expiration dates for human beings and the importance of having a flexible financial plan that takes into account a variety of potential outcomes in order to provide the requisite long-term care.
DECATUR, GA, August 15, 2019: Dr. Sabrina Scott, co-founder of Red Feather Financial, has posted a new article on the firm’s website entitled “Expiration Dates,” in which Dr. Scott expounds on what is currently known about certain prescription medications and the lives of human being.
Dr. Scott writes, “I have noticed that certain family members – who will remain unidentified so I will not get in trouble – have items in their refrigerator or pantry for some time after their expiration dates.” She continues, “I don’t mean items like milk or meat that obviously spoil and are disposed of immediately. I mean things like spices, baking powder, bouillon cubes, or grated cheese. The expired items are not dangerous just not as effective or don’t taste as good. In most cases, this is not intentional, but merely an oversight. Unfortunately, this sometimes occurs with some prescription medications which is a whole other matter.”
As Dr. Scott points out, “According to a health.com article, while not all prescription medications are dangerous after their expiration date, certain medications must never be taken post expiration date.” She elaborates, “These include insulin and nitroglycerin, both of which quickly lose their potency. In addition, liquid antibiotics aren’t as stable as the pill versions and Norepinephrine used to treat shock and low blood pressure should be discarded upon their expiration dates. In fact, Norepinephrine should be discarded if you notice discoloration.” Dr. Scott also acknowledges that, “Proper storage of prescription medications is also important. Most require storage in a cool, dry place such as the refrigerator.”
“What about human expiration dates?” Dr. Scott asks. She goes on to add, “There are life expectancy numbers which at birth compares the average number of years to be lived by a group of people born in the same year. That’s simply an average that factors in people who live many fewer years than their actual life expectancy.” Then she poses another question, “So, what is the longest we can hope to live if there are no unexpected accidents and we remain healthy?”
“According to a 2017 article published by Time.com,” writes Dr. Scott, “there are some scientists and researchers who believe we don’t really know how long humans are designed to live, and that we are constantly expanding our lifespans. While there are others who believe our maximum lifespan will only take us to 115 – 120 years of age. Currently that 115- 120 age seems to be the point that the brain and body give out.”
The entire article can be read at http://redfeatherfinancial.com/expiration-dates/
About Dr. Sabrina Scott
Sabrina Scott learned about Veterans Benefits and Medicaid when her parents sought legal services for long-term care. Confident she could find ways to preserve her family’s resources and still get access to Government Assistance, Sabrina felt there should be more options than relying on welfare. As a result, Dr. Scott became an investment advisor representative who can make recommendations regarding securities and became licensed in insurance as well. She co-founded Red Feather Financial with Victoria Collier to help those who want to have a plan in place in order not to outlive their resources and who do not want to be a burden to their children.
About Victoria Collier
Victoria L. Collier, CELA founded The Estate & Asset Protection Law Firm to serve the legal needs of retiring individuals. Victoria is also Co-Founder of Red Feather Financial. At both firms WE BELIEVE that people should not have to lose everything they’ve worked a lifetime to earn and that every person is an individual who deserves respect and the highest quality of life possible, regardless of age or ability. We also believe that privacy and protection are the keys to personal peace. Victoria was appointed by Governor Perdue to the Georgia Council on Aging, 2010 – 2016 and was awarded Dekalb County Veteran of the Year, 2013. She is the author of 47 Secret Veterans Benefits for Seniors; Paying for Long Term Care – Financial Help for Wartime Veterans: The VA Aid & Attendance Benefit.
About Red Feather Financial
Red Feather Financial is an independent financial advisory firm born with a singular mission: to financially empower our clients and protect their financial future. Most people come to see us because they are worried about having enough money for retirement and long-term care costs. We help by showing our clients how they can leverage their assets in the most tax-efficient and cost-effective ways.