Long Term Care
Planning for Long Term Care:
People often put off planning for long term care because they do not want to think about a time when they might need it. Most people first learn about long term care when they or a loved one needs care. However, if you wait until you need services to start planning, your options may be limited. You may not be able to find the information you need to make decisions. You may not have the money you need to pay for the services you want. Or you may have to rely on your family or others to make decisions for you.
Planning helps you understand:
- Services available for your family and in your community
- Special conditions such as age or income that may apply for receiving services
- Costs of the services
- Public or Private payment options available
Long Term Care insurance gives you the opportunity to stay at home and protect your family from the strain of being full-time care givers; should you need care options offered by a facility, your Long Term Care policy will help as well.
Long Term Care insurance lets you receive the care you need, in an appropriate setting, and preserves meaningful time with family and friends.