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Do you want to leave your family with the burden of your care?

Many residents of Boston are concerned about the future, especially as they get older. They have seen loved ones who were in need of expensive care that left their wealth depleted and assets gone. Instead of following suit, some are preparing by taking steps toward a solid long-term care plan. By planning for long-term needs now, many people can save themselves and their family members money.

Long-term care is expensive, can you afford it?

Advances in medical care and technology are allowing people to live longer than ever before. Because of this, many people in Boston are surviving into ages where they feel worn out and tired. These individuals often require assistance with day-to-day living. This is why long-term care planning is so important.

Some nursing homes allowed to charge occupants' children

In Boston, as in many cities, the baby boomer generation is getting older, and so are their parents. This has led to some having a serious talk with the older generation about long-term care planning and insurance coverage for such needs. While some children have done this, many do not because they assume that Medicaid will step in and cover the costs of a nursing home or any in-home care that is necessary.

Elder care planning is multifaceted

When creating a long-term financial plan, experts suggest addressing several issues. These include: budgeting, debt reduction, estate planning, retirement planning and elder care planning. Elder care planning is one of the most important aspects of a financial plan, especially to those that are reaching an advanced age.

In addition to a long-term care plan, try exercise

Many elders in Boston will need long-term care sometime in the future. The progressive degeneration that often occurs with age can allow elderly individuals to expect a need for long-term care, but this is not always the case. Unexpected changes in an individual's health can result in a surprise need for long-term care. Regardless of how the need arises, planning for such care can be hard. Because of the effort that is necessary and the often unexpected causes of need, long-term care planning should be a part of any person's priorities.

Managed care in Massachusetts: an answer to elderly needs?

As time goes on, the already elderly will only be getting older and, as they age, their physical and mental capacities become less and less reliable. This is a part of life, and because of it, many in Massachusetts have found that they are incapable of caring for themselves. Long-term care planning is something that can alleviate the need for an individual to care for him or herself by allocating money for detailed care that may be needed in the future.

To be with coverage or not to be? That is the question

Will you need long-term care in the near future? Elderly individuals living in Boston have likely had this question asked of them before, perhaps by their children or by themselves. Estimates indicate that 11 million Americans need some type of long-term care each year. That may not seem like much, but the costs of such care can be excruciatingly expensive without long-term care insurance.

Long-term care insurance: Should you have it?

As people age, they become more and more susceptible to unexpected injuries and illnesses. Many elderly living in Boston may be considering the option of long-term care insurance. For some, this may be an essential part of long-term care planning. For others, it may not be a wise choice.

Long-term health care costs are forcing insurers to hike premiums

As people living in Boston age, many of them are considering the possibility of long-term care insurance. While this form of long-term care planning is important, it seems that many insurers are taking themselves out of the running and ceasing their supplies of this form of insurance. This trend highlights the importance of making a long-term plan in case of a sudden or unexpected medical event.

Recession is just one reason that planning should start now

Seniors in Boston may have a rough road ahead of them. Many of them had their retirement accounts drained by the recession while many had already retired or had planned to do so soon. This has caused some to find themselves in tough financial situations.

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