Learn About Long Term Care and Long Term Care Insurance
What is Long-Term Care (LTC)?
Long-term care is when
you are no longer able to care for yourself due to suffering
from a cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer's Disease, or you
need assistance in performing your Activities of Daily
Living (ADLs) such as dressing, bathing, eating, toileting,
transferring, and continence for an extended period
of time. Long-term care services are usually performed
in a nursing home, assisted living facility, in your
own home, or in a community based setting. Many people
believe that long- term care is only for older people,
when in fact the needs for long-term care can strike anyone at anytime
due to an accident or a debilitating
One of the most common
misconceptions is that Medicaid and Medicare will pay
for LTC. However, beyond the limited long-term care benefits provided by Medicaid and/or Medicare (assuming that you meet the eligibility requirements for one or both), you are responsible for your long-term care costs, whether you choose to purchase a long-term care insurance
policy to cover some or all of the cost, pay for the care out of
your pocket with your assets, or rely on a family
member to provide your long-term care.
What is Long-Term Care Insurance (LTCI)?
Long-term care insurance
helps to pay for some or all of the costs of long-term care as a result
of the inability of the insured to perform some Activities of Daily
Living such as eating, bathing, transferring, continence,
dressing or toileting, or as a result of a cognitive
impairment such as Alzheimer's Disease.
Long-term care insurance is designed to help preserve your financial freedom and
independence, while receiving quality care. Most long-term care insurance policies are considered comprehensive
policies which means that they will pay for long-term care services received in
your home, assisted living facility, nursing home, or
in a community based setting.
When purchasing a long-term care insurance policy you have many options to
choose from, because these types of policies are not considered a "one
policy fits all." Instead you can typically choose
the length of time you want to receive benefits under the policy (benefit period), how much per day/month you can receive in benefits (daily/monthly
benefit amount), how many days after you are eligible for benefits you are willing to pay
out of your pocket (elimination period) to help reduce
the premiums - similar to a deductible, inflation protection,
if any, and many more optional benefits/riders
to choose from. You have options, request a New York Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership Quote!
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