Getting Familiar with the Long Term Care Insurance Cost

 

Being in the know of the long term care insurance cost would be helpful when thinking about plans for you and your family’s future and ensuring issues, especially regarding financial matters. Keeping in mid the possibilities that could happen in one’s life, it would be reasonable if you are already looking for the possible long term care insurances and their costs available near your place. Most people needing long term care could actually have it at home which they usually prefer, since the nursing homes are primarily for people who have illnesses more severe that they really need to be attended to most of the time.

 

Though long term care insurance policies cover the expenses of the long term care, it is still up to you where you prefer to have the long term care, which would adjust with the other conditions and terms of the policy. The rates of the long term care differ in every service needed and place where it will be received. Though, it also depends on your health conditions to what long term care service will be available to you. Even though you cannot perform two or more activities of the daily life, your health conditions must still qualify to acquire the other services as well.

 

Regarding the long term care costs, there are some things that must be looked into when judging the expenses. There are the professionals who would provide the long term care needed, the facilities that will be used according to what you will need, and the place where you prefer to be – at your own home or a nursing home. It might be overwhelming to think about how you could pay for all of those things that you will need, but you have more time to think about it, especially if you start to prepare for it and think about it a few years before you even approach the retirement age.

 

Know that you will be paying long term care insurance and they will cover in the future the expenses that you will need to acquire. But getting an idea of the rates of the services offered isn’t really a bad thing. Knowing the place where you want to get the long term care has also a great impact on the price you are going to pay. For an example, according to http://www.forbes.com, home health aides in Louisiana costs $9 an hour but $19 in New Hampshire. While according to http://www.longtermcare.info, in 2010, it costs about $205 per day in a semi-private room in a nursing home and about $229 in a private room. The homemaker services costs $21 per hour and it costs $67 per day in an adult day health care center.

 

The other rates will also vary depending on the duration of the care that you need. Some also consider the time of day and if there are any extra services that should be provided for you by the long term care.

 

But when thinking of computing/paying the long term care insurance cost, do not forget that there is the concept of inflation that should also be thought of since the prices are ever changing and it could affect the investment that you are trying to purchase.

 

Source:

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2011/10/25/the-rising-cost-of-long-term-care-services/

http://www.medicare.gov/longtermcare/static/TypesOverview.asp

http://longtermcare.gov/costs-how-to-pay/costs-of-care/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/howardgleckman/2013/05/22/why-baby-boomers-need-to-get-real-about-health-and-long-term-care-costs-in-retirement/

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One thought on “Getting Familiar with the Long Term Care Insurance Cost

  1. Reblogged this on Taxing Situations and commented:
    Another consideration is that the cost of long term care insurance is a tax deduction for those that can itemize on their federal tax return. Many states also allow for medical deduction even if the taxpayer is not able to utilize those expenses on the federal tax return. For those that pay long term care insurance premiums, it would be wise to bring the cost figures along with other tax documents when going to the yearly tax preparation appointment.

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