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Long Term Care

Long Term Care
Long term care is an umbrella term for the various types of assistance available for people who need different degrees of help with their activities of daily living. It can mean nursing home care for those with complex needs, adult day health care, assisted living facilities or home care for those who are still somewhat independent. Learn about all the options and their costs.

From Insurance and chronic Illness to Protecting Your Savings

  • 8 Things You Need To Know About Long-Term Care

    You may think you or loved ones are covered if you need long-term care. Get the truth about many misconceptions.

  • The Cost Of Getting Older

    Decisions—some are easy, like deciding what to order in a restaurant, and some are more difficult, like where to buy a home or whether to take a new job. The fact is that whatever decisions you have to make, it is usually better when you have choices.

    Thanks to advances in healthcare and a healthier lifestyle, chances are you will live a long life. But with a longer life may come a greater possibility of someday needing help to perform routine tasks such as bathing, dressing and preparing meals. And for conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, extended long term care may be needed.

  • Long Term Care Insurance:  10 Frequently Asked Questions

    Long term care could be one of the biggest age-related challenges we face. Take a moment to ask yourself: Do you have a long term care plan? If your plan involves other family members or friends, have you spoken to them about it? Chances are you may not be prepared to handle the costs of long term care needs should you get sick or be unable to stay in your home. That’s where long term care insurance comes in. Here are the answers to the 10 most frequently asked questions about this type of insurance.

  • Protecting Your Future: The Benefits of Long Term Care Insurance

    Long term care may be needed for the rest of your life if a chronic illness prevents you from caring for yourself. Long term care insurance can help you pay for the cost of that care.

  • Top 10 Reasons For Long Term Care Insurance

    Long term care insurance helps protect your retirement assets and savings in a time of crisis. Learn 9 more reasons it may make sense for you and your future needs.

  • Long Term Caregiving:  Hope For The Best, Plan For All Possibilities

    Long term care is not care that you receive in the hospital or at your doctor’s office to get well from a sickness or an injury. Nor is it short-term rehabilitation from an accident. Long term care is care that you need if you can no longer perform everyday tasks such as bathing or dressing yourself due to a chronic illness, injury, disability or the aging process. Long term care also includes the supervision you might need due to a severe cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Long Term Care: Other Options For Your Care Plan

    Even if it were possible to do it all as a caregiver, ultimately you need a break. Learn about the various options you have for help with caregiving.