Artificial Intelligence Making Long-Term Health Care Decisions

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Published: Jun 4th, 2021
Artificial Intelligence Making LTC Health Decisions

Caregiving these days is even more demanding as more people require long-term health care services. Shortages of caregivers are making it more challenging to deal with the rising demand.

Technology is playing a more prominent role in all areas of health care, including eldercare. Technology can free up human caregivers so they can be efficient and deal with situations faster.

You may have thought your laptop and smartphone were helpful with your daily life. Now, AI is becoming a bigger part of eldercare. More people need long-term health care, and the costs are growing, and staffing is limited. Increasing demand is putting pressure on everyone involved in eldercare services.

Technology Makes Caregivers Better

The help of artificial intelligence and remote monitoring allows caregivers and long-term care facilities to be more effective in providing quality care. Every person's needs are different. Some people have mobility problems, others have problems with bathing or using the bathroom. People with Alzheimer's and other dementia require supervision. 

The growing number of people who need long-term health care affects families and finances and those trying to take care of the ever-increasing number of older people.

People require long-term care services due to illnesses, accidents, or the consequences of longevity. The costs of these elder care services are increasing every year, often wiping out or draining large sums of a person's assets. 

Family Caregivers – Untrained and Unprepared

Family caregivers are unprepared and untrained for the job and often become overwhelmed with the physical and emotional demands. Paid in-home care providers are in greater demand, and those costs are also increasing, as are adult day care centers, assisted living facilities, memory care centers, and nursing homes.

The LTC NEWS Cost of Care Calculator shows you the potential financial impact where you live. 

With artificial intelligence in place, costs can be better controlled, and the quality of care improved. The AI systems include everything from motion sensors to cameras, among other ways to better understand the care recipients and their needs. 

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Being prepared before you get older and have changes in your health, body, and mind will help you stay in control and avoid dependency. Affordable Long-Term Care Insurance will provide guaranteed tax-free benefits that can be used for your choice of quality care at home or in a facility.

However, if you wait too long, the health changes you undergo may make it more difficult or costly to obtain coverage. Most experts suggest securing coverage in your 40s or 50s when you still enjoy reasonably good health, and premiums are lower. 

Be sure to seek the assistance of a licensed and experienced Long-Term Care Insurance specialist to help you match the right company with your age, health, and family history. Be sure the specialist works with the major companies and understands underwriting, policy design, and claims.

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Editor's Note

You don't need AI to know you will see changes in your health, body, and mind as you get older. You know you don't want to place the tremendous burden of caregiving on your family. You sure don't want to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for long-term care. Self-funding helps nobody.

Affordable Long-Term Care Insurance gives you control with the choice of quality care, including in-home care. Your family will have time to be family. Your assets, lifestyle, and legacy protected. 

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LTC News Contributor James Kelly
James Kelly

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August 21st, 2017

LTC News author focusing on long-term care and aging.

About the Author

LTC News author focusing on long-term care and aging.

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