It is hard to avoid hearing about long-term care these days. It’s time to understand the reality and consequences of your future aging. The impact on family and finances is life changing. Planning makes it easier and protects savings.
At one time, families all lived close to each other. Today families can be spread apart because of jobs and other factors. Distance and COVID concerns make it harder to care for a loved one from afar. There are ways to make it easier.
An aging society with a growing number of people needing LTC services & supports needs a big workforce to provide both skilled and semi-skilled services. The demand for care is more than the supply of providers.
The fact is long-term care is expensive. These costs will continue to go up in the decades ahead. A successful future retirement plan will include an affordable LTC policy with inflation benefits.
Sooner or later you will need long-term health care. It might be very long, or relatively short. Most people want to stay in their home as long as possible. Planning makes it easier on family and finances.
You may have heard the adage ‘failing to plan is a plan to fail’. This is true when discussing future costs and burdens associated with aging. Cost of care is expensive and family caregivers face challenges. LTC Insurance is a solution.
Unexpected events can have on many consequences on our health, families, and finances. Preparing for the financial cost and burdens of aging gives you the power of choice – the choice of care giving you control.
As we get older, we think about the many people who were a positive influence on your life. Expressing a debt of gratitude is meaningful to them and for you. The time to make an effort is now.
If you find yourself as a caregiver for a family member better think about the obstacles you and your loved one will face. Thinking ahead will ease the stress and burden even if you have limited choices.