An Introduction to Planning for Long Term Care


Long term care is the kind of care you need if you are not able to perform normal daily activities (such as eating, dressing, bathing, and toileting) without help, and it is expected that you will need this help for an extended period of time, often for the rest of your life.

This kind of care is often needed due to aging, chronic illness or injury, and most of us will need it for at least some time before we die. But it is not just for the elderly; a good number of younger, working-age adults are currently receiving long term care due to accident, illness or injury.

Long term care can be provided in your home, in an assisted living facility, or in a nursing home. All can become very expensive.

Home health care can easily run over $20,000 per year. That's at $16 per hour, for just 25 hours a week. Depending on the skill required, number of hours needed and where you live, it can cost considerably more.

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