Long Term Care Insurance
How do you plan for the uncertain event that someday you'll wind up in a nursing home or need assisted living care? There are some ins and outs of long-term care insurance we can help you consider.
The reason why many people buy long term care insurance is because they think it is nursing home insurance and skilled nursing home care is a very uncomfortable topic for most people. Statistically, Americans over the age of 65 face a 40% risk of entering a nursing home for Long Term Care services.
Today, Long Term Care insurance typically envolves a broad range of services including nursing home care, assisted living facilities and adult day care.
Long Term Care includes a wide range of medical and support services for people with a degenerative condition, a prolonged illness or cognitive disorder (Alzheimer's).
To better understand Long Term Care, think about the activities that you perform when you wake up this morning. Probably, you:
- Climb out of bed
- Walk to the bathroom
- Use the toilet
- Use the bath or shower
- Get dressed
- Eat breakfast
However, when you or a loved one is stricken with a degenerative condition, performing these simple activities becomes impossible without the assistance of another person.
This type of care is Long Term Care. It is the same type of care that parents should provide for their new baby. This type of care is chronic and thus becomes very expensive without an insurance policy.