Do You Need Long-Term Care Insurance?


Long-term care insurance is expensive but so is the cost of long-term care. The value of #longtermcare is a perplexing question. There is no question we are living longer, which correlates to more years in #retirement which means more years your going to depend on your retirement savings. Without Long-term care insurance there is a good possibility that you are going to have to use that retirement savings for some type of long-term care. According to LongTermCare.gov, a site provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at least 70 percent of people 65 and older will need long-term care services and support at some time in their lives.

But long-term care insurance is expensive, right? Let's look at the cost of long-term care if you were to have to pay out pocket in Delaware:

Another thing to take into consideration is the burden, both emotionally and financially, take a look at the numbers:

Caregiving can cause negative health and emotional impacts

Caregivers often provide out-of-pocket financial assistance

The costs of long-term care policies vary dramatically. Generally, the earlier you buy your policy, the cheaper it will be. Start looking into purchasing a long-term care insurance policy in your fifties, when you’re becoming more likely to need it, but are still young enough to qualify for a relatively inexpensive policy.

Most people will need long-term care at some point in their lives. It’s much better to prepare for the possibility of nursing home expenses or home care than to be unable to afford long-term care when you need it.