As we get older, the chances become greater that at some point we may need care services – approximately 70 percent of seniors over the age of 65 will eventually need some kind of long-term care service during their lifetime, and over 40 percent will require nursing home care for some period of time.
Long-term care provides a variety of care services designed to help meet your health or personal care needs for either a brief or extended period of time. This care helps you live as independently and safely as possible when you determine you aren’t able to perform many of your daily activities on own. While you might be healthy and active now, you have no guarantee that will continue. Protecting yourself from the financial burden of paying for that care with a long-term care insurance policy through Colling Insurance Services, Inc., can give you peace of mind in the event you do eventually need care.
What Does Long-Term Care Include?
Long-term care services can include:
Home-based services – You can remain in your Lakewood CO home and receive in-home health care, housekeeping/homemaking services, visitor/companion services, and an emergency response system
Facility-based care – Assisted living facilities, nursing homes, adult foster care, board and care homes, and continuing care retirement communities
Community-based services – Senior centers, adult day service programs, transportation services, meals program, and respite care
I’m Active and Healthy — Why Should I consider Long-Term Care Insurance?
You may never need long-term care. However, at any time, an unexpected slip or fall, injury, or illness can suddenly change your needs. The best time to think about how you’ll pay for long-term care is before you need it – allowing you to make important decisions while you are still able.
Doesn’t Medicare Cover Long-term Care Costs?
Medicare may cover part of your first 100 days in a nursing home, but contrary to what many people think, it doesn’t cover the majority of long-term care costs. For example, if you are bound to your Lakewood, CO home, it will pay for some part-time services and short-term skilled nursing care, but not personal care such as help with bathing. For more information about how long-term care insurance can help you plan your long-term care goals, call the insurance experts at Colling Insurance Services, Inc. today.