What are the qualifications for Long Term Care benefits? The official definition is the inability to do two or more of the following Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), except for the last item:

  • Bathing
  • Continence
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Transferrence
  • Walking

             OR

 Severe congitive impairment


Courtesy of One America Solutions, here is an interesting link that may be helpful in explaining the cost of Long Term Care in your area:

Click on www.oneamerica.com/ltc-costofcare and once there you will notice a map of the United States.  Mover your cursor to the appropriate state and the average cost of care will appear.  Further, click the details button for cost of different types of care within the state.  If you click "state average", a dropdown box will further regionalize the cost for specific areas of the state. 

I hope that you fill find this to be helpful and do not hesitate to call or email me if you wish to hear more information.

<b>Let's Talk</b>

Let's Talk

Have you talked with your adult children about your future?  If not, why not plan on doing it very soon.  Here are some talking points for your discussion:

  • Power of Attorney-  Make sure you have a current document.
  • Medical Power of Attorney-  Same as above.
  • How will your care needs be addressed?
  • Does your family want to participate with your in-home or facility care?
  • What if you need care on a daily basis?
  • Do you have the means to pay for the care that you might need?
  • It's important for you to have this discussion to avoid the severe emotional stress that is often incurred by family caregivers.

    If you don't have these answers, then maybe it's time you did.  I can help you find the Long Term Care plan that will fit your needs.

    Please contact me at Robert@malbasafinancial.com

Client Centered

The median cost of home healthcare is more than $45,000 per year.  Just a couple of years could have a major impact on your retirement savings. When you need Long Term Care and do not have a dedicated funding solution, it is estimated that the average withdrawal rate from a retirement income portfolio jumps from 5% to 11% !!!

Care planning affects more than retirees. Consider this:

70%

of individuals turning age 65 will need care during their lifetime.1


55%

of parents expect their children to care for them physically or financially as they age.2





Age 49

is the average age of a caregiver, and more than 75% of caregivers are women.


1The Wall Street Journal, The Odds on Needing Long-Term Care.

2MarketWatch, Not expecting to be a caregiver? You'd better check with your parents.



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