“The Costs of the Rising Cost of Long-Term Care”

The Costs of the Rising Cost of Long-Term Care,” by Lee Pruitt, ElderLawAnswers

“Do you have a family member who is receiving some form of long-term care? If you don’t, the chances are good that someday you will – and that day may not be too far away. … Long-term care insurance offers a way to safeguard against the high costs of long-term care, providing financial protection, choice, and peace of mind. However, it’s essential to carefully consider the cost, benefits, and your unique circumstances before purchasing a policy. Consulting with an elder law attorney, financial advisor, or insurance specialist can help in making an informed decision tailored to individual needs and financial situations. Contact an experienced elder law attorney near you today to talk further about your options for affording long-term care. They can walk you through the options that may be available to you and help you understand the benefits and costs.”


LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:

More Medicaid planner double talk. They used to pooh-pooh LTC insurance because it competes with their cash cow, Medicaid planning. But when putting affluent people on welfare got too much negative publicity, they changed their tune. Now they say, LTC insurance is wonderful, so come to us so we can tell you how expensive it is and that you should rejigger your income and assets to qualify for Medicaid. Legal fees are much less than insurance premiums.