Long-Term Care Insurance

TheStreet.com  Jul 29  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Seventy percent of Americans will need long-term care insurance, according to a study from Genworth, but the median national monthly rate for live-in care at an assisted-living facility clocks in at $3,500 per month --...
Motley Fool  Jul 13  Comment 
Despite the common belief, long-term care insurance can do a lot more than pay for a nursing home.
NPR  May 28  Comment 
Buying insurance is always a gamble — weighing the total cost of monthly premiums against the chance that you'll need pricey care. So how can you tell if long-term care insurance is right for you?
Forbes  Apr 21  Comment 
Too many people think that long-term care planning is just a decision about whether to purchase long-term care insurance. However, long-term care planning is so much more. It is a discussion about how you will fund this expense, where you will...
Forbes  Apr 16  Comment 
Should you buy inflation protection for long-term care insurance? Absolutely. In fact, if you don’t think you can afford that extra coverage, you should probably rethink whether you should buy the insurance at all.
DailyFinance  Apr 16  Comment 
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/14 -- An individual purchasing long term care insurance protection today faces a significantly lower risk of future premium rate increases says a leading expert. "Individuals considering long...
TheStreet.com  Apr 7  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- While health insurance is controversial, the product is not broken. Long-term care insurance is broken. Long-term care insurance works something like Social Security. Young workers pay; old workers collect. But as the...
MarketWatch  Apr 3  Comment 
Rising prices and confusing products have chased many consumers away from long-term-care coverage, but many of us will still need it. Here’s how to get the best value from a policy.
Forbes  Mar 26  Comment 
A team of researchers at Georgetown University and six other medical centers has developed a simple blood test  they say can predict, with 90 percent accuracy, whether an individual will develop Alzheimer’s Disease within 2-3 years.  If it...
New York Times  Mar 21  Comment 
Even if the premium goes up, it may be worthwhile to keep a current policy, some specialists say.     


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Long-term care insurance helps provide for the cost of long-term care beyond a predetermined period. Long-term care insurance covers care generally not covered by health insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid.

Individuals who require long-term care are generally not sick in the traditional sense, but instead, are unable to perform the basic activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing, eating, toileting, continence, transferring (getting in and out of a bed or chair), and walking.

Age is not a determining factor in needing long-term care. About 60 percent of individuals over age 65 will require at least some type of long-term care services during their lifetime. About 40% of those receiving long-term care today are between 18 and 64. Once a change of health occurs long-term care insurance may not be available.

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