Thursday, April 23, 2009
WISERWoman & Long-Term Care
What comes to mind when someone uses the term "long-term care"? Do you picture a nursing home or a hospital? Long-term care includes a broad range of health and support services that people need as they age or if they are disabled, including personal care and assistance with daily tasks such as eating, dressing and bathing. The latest issue of WISERWoman highlights long-term care, examines its costs and explores long-term care insurance as an option. For women, who are more likely to live alone in old age, it is crucial to begin asking the tough questions related to long-term care: Who will provide care? How will I pay for it? Should I buy LTC insurance?