A long term care event in the family can cost you. And not only financially. While long term care events can be very expensive when help is needed for activities of daily living, the overall cost to individuals and families aren’t just limited to financial costs. The true cost of long term care involves several other aspects you may not realize.
Have you taken the important steps to protect your income in retirement? Just like mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving dinner just aren’t the same without a big dollop of warm gravy, your income and protection have the same satisfying relationship.
While this may sound like a stretch, allow us to explain.
Transamerica Institute is featuring a new study on The Many Faces of Caregivers: A Close-Up Look at Caregiving and Its Impacts. They surveyed over 3,000 non-professional family caregivers around the country to offer a better understanding of a caregiver’s duties. The study included the impact of caregiving on a person’s personal health, well-being, finances, employment, and preparations for retirement.
The research offers an in-depth analysis of caregivers by employment status, gender, generation, ethnicity, household income, whether they are the primary caregiver, and whether they volunteered to be a caregiver or not. Also included was information about their personal health and financial situation.
Genworth Financial recently released their annual 2017 Cost of Care Survey Findings. For 14 years, Genworth has examined and documented trends across the long term care services market. It’s not surprising that their results have found the costs for care services steadily rising over the years for home care, nursing home care, and everything in between.
To help you digest their new 2017 survey report, we’re providing an overview of their findings based on the national median rates for various care settings.
Have you created a long term care plan for your future? It’s frightening to realize 70% of people will need long term care services due to a physical or cognitive impairment as they age. With these odds, the best way to prepare for the future is to make a plan for long term care before you need it. Here’s the spooky truth of what could happen if you don’t make a long term care plan.
In previous posts, we’ve covered what long term care insurance does, when it can be a wise choice, where it can help pay for care, and when the best time to apply is. If you’ve done your homework and think a long term care policy is a smart option for you, here are some tips on how to shop for long term care insurance and apply for coverage.
Have you heard about the importance of long term care planning, but you’re not sure how Long Term Care insurance (LTCI) works? Here we’re helping you understand why LTCI is a valuable part of retirement planning.
You typically have two ways you can buy Long Term Care insurance (LTCI): through an insurance agent as an individual or through your employer’s plan if they have one. Buying LTCI through your employer has significant advantages. Consider the following six reasons your employer should offer Long Term Care insurance at work.
Long term care events can be sudden with little or no warning. In cases of dementia or Alzheimer’s, families may experience warning signs, but these events can still be challenging to manage.
If you or someone you know is faced with helping a loved one through a long term care event, keep these tips in mind.
Just like you shop around for the best auto insurance coverage, you should also shop around for Long Term Care insurance (LTCI). Here, we’re helping you by recommending our top three picks for Long Term Care Insurance companies.
Our review comes from decades of experience working in the LTCI market. We’ve watched carriers come and go, release policy series rate increases, innovate with new products, and most importantly, pay claims.
Learn more about these top three LTCI carriers (in alphabetical order) and why they’re leading the market today.