Most people answer “not me!” and pull a paper bag over their heads. The government says if you are over age 65 there is about a 70% chance you will require at least some type of long-term care services during your lifetime. Over 40% will need care in a nursing home for some period of time.
What is long-term care? Long-term care covers a variety of services and support for health and personal care needs over a long period of time. The help is in six areas of everyday “Activities of Daily Living” (ADLs). These areas are bathing dressing using the toilet, transferring (to and from a bed or chair), incontinence, and eating.
For more information go to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website www.longtermcare.gov,
If you want to explore ways to protect your independence, assets, and family, if you should need long-term care, contact us to set up an appointment 208-344-0375