It may sound obvious, but the longer we live, the more likely it is that we will need long term care at some point in our lives. It makes sense to plan for long term care expenses, and fund while you are able.
What is Long-Term Care Insurance?
Long-term care coverage pays for assistance with the day-to-day tasks when you are no longer able to do them yourself. When daily tasks like eating, bathing, toileting, getting dressed and more become too much and you require assistance, long-term care insurance helps to cover the expense of assistance. Assistance may be in the form of home health assistance, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing, and/or hospice facilities.
Who Benefits from Long-Term Care Coverage?
Research suggests that if you celebrate your 65th birthday, you are more likely to need long term care at some point in your life. When you plan ahead, you can ensure you receive the help you need quickly, without fear of draining your nest egg or dipping into inheritance. Your family can support you without having to worry about how to finance your care.
Why Plan for Long-Term Care
Long-term care insurance must be purchased before you need it. When you purchase coverage while you're young, your premiums will likely be lower than if you wait. If you wait and medical issues arise, you may become uninsurable and need to liquidate your personal assets to cover your care needs, or rely on government programs.
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