A large majority of people indicate they do not want to burden family members if on going help is needed.
This video from LifeHappens brings out the thoughts of several individuals on why Long Term Care insurance is important if their health were to change and that it is important to prepare.
Taking action to buy means you care about your family, don't want to be a burden, and they:
- Won't be faced with the significant physical and emotional issues, which come when a family member becomes your full time care giver!
- Can hire, using the funds in your benefit pool, the needed, but very expensive, professionals to provide your assistance.
- Know you prepared for the future and protected some of your financial nest egg from being put at a significant risk.
These short video stories, also from the LifeHappens site, bring out the thoughts of several individuals who did not want to become a burden.
I don't think I'll need long term services! Why should I take action?
First - significant medical advances have occurred over the years. This means:
- On the positive side people will have more time to enjoy activities and life when they live longer.
- A longer life however means the chance goes way up of encountering frailties and/or other changes in health.
Second - 60% to 70% of Americans 65 or older will require assistance at some time according to the American Society of Aging.
These points tell us the risk is high and - no one can say they won't "need help to get around".
Many say when they needed help it was "unexpected". However, the first step in eliminating the unexpected is to ask yourself questions such as:
- Where do you want to be if help is needed and what would you like to happen?
- Do you want to receive assistance at home so you can maintain as much independence as possible?
- What would your family do? Could one change what they are now doing to come help? Who could?
- Do you have a pile of money put aside to pay very expensive help and avoid becoming poor? Would family members help you pay?
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Isn't Long Term Care insurance expensive?
Not in comparison to having to pay for professional help yourself! Instead paying the premium for Long Term Care insurance, what ever it might be, is the most economical approach:
- No matter what your premium is it's just pennies on the dollar in compared to all the funds you would need to pay for help yourself.
- In looking at the premium cost vs the big risk of needing help it's much lower than the cost vs risk for insurance such as on a home or a car!
Then too, plan premiums qualify for a special age based tax deduction which results in an overall lower cost!
Bottom line — Buying creates a pool of funds to hire help, which means you — will Not Burden Family — can Protect Savings — will Be in Control of the living situation you want.
Helping Connecticut residents.
John C Parker works to educate individuals about the certainty they receive when action is taken to buy Long Term Care insurance (LTCi). It protects some of their nest egg "for the future".
These pages were developed to share insights and resources and are regularly updated. They focus on:
- What's LTCi - summarizes what long term care is, how it works, and the cost of these services.
- Value of LTCi - some points on what you and your family gain by owning this special kind of "family protection insurance".
- Value of Early Planning - why taking action early to protect your family is important.
- LTCi in the workplace - ideas for employers on the value of implementing a Long Term Care benefit.
- Learn More - links to information on the Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care; resources and videos about long term services; and the advantages to residents of owning Long Term Care insurance in Connecticut.
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Additional insights are posted periodically on our blog Long Term Care insurance in Connecticut.
John C Parker, has achieved professional designations as a Long Term Care Insurance professional and a Registered Health Underwriter. John is licensed to conduct business in CT (644135) and RI (1058420) and does not solicit or sell in other states.
This site shares insights from extensive involvement in professional associations, industry conferences, working with leading Long Term Care Insurance organizations, and individual research. These pages do not advocate a specific company or plan.