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Long Term Care

What is long-term care?
Long-term care is a variety of services designed to meet a person's health or personal care needs during a short or long period of time. These services help people live as independently and safely as possible when they can no longer perform everyday activities on their own.



Who needs long-term care?
Anyone can need long-term care at any age. However, the risk increases as one gets older. Others who might require LTC include those with chronic illnesses, disabilities, or conditions like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

How can you get Long Term Care?

Traditional

Long Term Care

Paying your premiums gives you access to a predetermined pool of funds or a certain amount of reimbursement for costs of your care.

There can be tax benefits and different discounts available to help with costs.

Hybrid Life

Long Term Care

Paying your premiums gives you the ability to utilize your predetermined death benefit for your care should you need it . If you do not use the death benefit for your care, your beneficiaries receive that amount at your passing. Two policies in one.

Hybrid Annuity

Long Term Care

One time lump sum payment that when claimed on almost doubles your deposit and becomes 100% liquid (usable) for your care.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the types of long-term care services?

They include:

Home-based care: Personal care, nursing, and therapy services at home.

Adult day health care: Daytime programs outside the home.

Assisted living: Residential communities offering personal care services.

Nursing homes: Institutions providing 24-hour nursing and personal care. Hospice care: Services for terminally ill individuals.

How is long-term care paid for?

Long-term care can be expensive. Payment sources include personal savings, long-term care insurance, Medicaid (for those who qualify).

What's the difference between Medicare and Medicaid in terms of long-term care?

Medicare is primarily health insurance for seniors and some disabled individuals, and it typically does not pay for long-term custodial care. Medicaid is a state and federal program for low-income individuals, and it may pay for long-term care if one qualifies.

How do I plan for long-term care needs?

Planning is crucial since there's a good chance one might need long-term care. Start by assessing personal risk, understanding different services, researching LTC insurance options, and considering your financial position and any government benefits you might be eligible for.

Can I receive long-term care at home?

Yes, many people prefer to get LTC in their own homes. This can be through home health agencies, personal care aides, or even family caregivers. Some insurance plans also cover home-based LTC.

What are the advantages of long-term care insurance?

LTC insurance can help cover the costs of care, protect assets from being depleted, ensure more choices for care types, and may provide peace of mind for both the individual and their family.

How do I choose the right long-term care facility or service?

Start by assessing your needs or those of your loved one. Visit multiple facilities or providers, ask questions, review inspection reports, and consider feedback from residents and families.

What factors impact the cost of long-term care?

Costs can vary based on the type and duration of care you need, location (urban vs. rural, which country or state), the provider, and the level of luxury or specialization of the facility or service.

What is "Activities of Daily Living" (ADLs)?

ADLs refer to basic self-care tasks, including bathing, dressing, transferring (moving to and from a bed or chair), toileting, continence, and eating. Assessing someone's ability to perform ADLs helps determine the level of care needed.

Can family members get paid for providing long-term care at home?

In some regions or under certain programs (like Medicaid), family caregivers can be compensated for providing care. Each situation is unique, so it's essential to check with local agencies or professionals.

What are the signs that a loved one might need long-term care?

Signs include a decline in physical health, inability to manage ADLs, worsening chronic health conditions, cognitive impairment, frequent falls, and increased hospital visits.

How frequently should I review my long-term care insurance policy?

It's advisable to review your policy annually or after any significant life change, like a health diagnosis, marriage, or retirement.

Are there alternatives to traditional long-term care insurance?

Yes. Some life insurance policies or annuities offer long-term care riders. There are also hybrid policies combining life insurance with long-term care benefits.

What should I consider when hiring a home care provider?

Verify their qualifications, training, and experience. Check references and conduct a background check. Ensure they can cater to your specific needs, be it medical care, ADL assistance, or companionship.

Many people believe that Medicare generally covers nursing homestays. Unfortunately, there are many costs associated with nursing home stays that are not covered. This makes it important to review what coverage options are available and which one might be right for you and your family.

This becomes more and more important as people continue to live longer. Recent statistics show that a private nursing home stay can cost more than $80,000. The government says the average length of stay is more than 800 days. The Wall Street Journal reported that of those who turn 65, more than 70% will eventually need Long-Term Care.

Long Term Care may not be an option for everyone, which is why we also have Short Term Care plans available. This is affordable protection against unanticipated events that can create serious financial damage. It deserves thought and discussion. Additionally, if possible, most people would prefer to stay in their homes. Home Health Care coverage may be just the thing that prevents a nursing homestay.

Your Options

Traditional Long Term Care

Paying your premiums gives you access to a predetermined pool of funds or a certain amount of reimbursement for costs of your care.

There can be tax benefits and different discounts available to help with costs.

Hybrid Life Long Term Care

Paying your premiums gives you the ability to utilize your predetermined death benefit for your care should you need it . If you do not use the death benefit for your care, your beneficiaries receive that amount at your passing. Two policies in one.

Hybrid Annuity Life Long Term Care

One time lump sum payment that when claimed on almost doubles your deposit and becomes 100% liquid (usable) for your care.

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