Long Term Care Planning “So you can stay at home”

Long Term Care refers to a broad range of supportive medical, personal, and social services for people who are aging or unable to provide for their own needs for an extended period of time. This need for elder care may be caused by accident, illness, dementia, stroke, age, or frailty. The need for long term care will happen to 6 out of 10 people. Unfortunately, there is a tremendous lack of planning for long term care in this country. Paying for this care can be devastating for those who are not prepared. Family caregivers, as well, suffer from lack of planning by their senior parents. Caregivers often suffer from the overwhelming physical and emotional stress, caregiver burnout and all too often, long –lasting family disagreements. All elderly, regardless of current health, should have a long term care plan in place. Dealing with the issues that surround long term care can be the greatest crisis an older person will ever face. With the need for care, the elder loses his or her grasp on the three most important lifestyle concerns of old age: remaining independent, having enough money, and maintaining good health. We can help make this time less stressful for all involved using our knowledge and tools to provide you with solutions.