Today, we’re living longer, which increases the likelihood of suffering a chronic or disabling illness that may require long-term care (LTC) services (home health care, skilled nursing services or assistance with daily activities) someday. This care can be challenging to understand and manage, and can be expensive if you’re not prepared.
That’s why your association has partnered with Long-Term Care Resources to provide you (and your spouse/partner, adult children and your parents and parents-in-law) with access to a complimentary, one-of-a kind solution to help protect your retirement funds and assets, as well as manage your care: LTCRplusSM.
With LTCRplus, you can get assistance with care you may need now or in the future. Plus, it will help you save money and time, while protecting your family, with access to these 4 free powerful tools:
|LTC FundingSM||LTC NavigationSM||LTC CareAuditSM||LTC LegalSM|
|Evaluate your options and help you choose the right plan for your needs.||Find quality care and more.
||Prepare for a care situation and make sure the proper care is received.||Create legal documents (wills, medical directives, etc.) related to aging.|
I’m young and healthy, why should I consider LTCRplus now?
Because you can't tell when you'll need help. You may need it in three years or three days; it's impossible to predict how long you'll be in good health or if you'll suffer from long term effects of an accident or debilitating disease. The sooner you start planning for the unexpected in the future, the more prepared you’ll be to manage your care.
What happens if I wait to plan for my long-term care needs?
Won't the Federal Government pay for my long-term care?
Medicare provides minimal financial support for LTC services. Medicare was designed to pay for acute medical conditions and post-rehabilitative care; it was not intended to pay for costs associated with LTC. To qualify for nursing home care under Medicare, a three-day hospital stay is required, and care must be rehabilitative in nature. If these conditions are met, Medicare will pay for the first 20 days. Days 21-100 require a co-payment. There is no coverage after day 100.