Our Family’s Story
Because my very remarkable mother spent the last 13 years of her life in a nursing home, I learned a lot about dementia and who pays for care.
My sister and brother and I were clueless, bewildered and grieving over the gradual but inexorable loss of contact with Mom’s vibrant personality. Her body stayed strong. She did not know us.
Many of you have been through this heartache. For those of you who have not, I have written a Pocket Guide, Long-term care: How to make decisions that are right for you.
For anyone 50 and older, this guide is meant to help you imagine the impact on you physically, financially and psychologically should you need care for a long time.
Just read the first half of the guide, about 30 pages. Then decide what strategy will help protect your assets, your health and your loved ones.
Who needs long-term care?
Statistics don’t matter if it happens to you.
The SCAN Foundation states, “The likelihood of becoming disabled in two or more ADL’s [Activities of Daily Living] or of developing cognitive impairment is 68% among those 65 and older,…7 out of 10 seniors will have substantial needs for supportive care.”
(Source: The SCAN Foundation, Who Needs and Who Uses Long-term Care? Nov. 2010, No.4.)
You owe it to yourself to make a plan of action just in case.
I can help you think this through. Because this is such a critical part of your financial plan and because it is for many people hard to talk about, I offer you a brief free consultation about ten to fifteen minutes by phone or email to get you moving in the right direction. No products discussed. Not a sales call or a confirmation of a product you are already wanting to purchase. No obligation for you to continue talking with me.
Just Contact me and say that you would like to have a brief conversation about long-term care, with no obligation. Click here