Don’t Leave Long-Term Care To Chance

Long-term care refers to medical and personal care help that people need because of disability, illness or aging.

Such services range from the most basic needs like bathing to more complicated tasks like taking medication or getting help with finances.

There are a number of places to get such help. There are home health agencies, transportation services, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing homes.

But most people get this help from relatives, says a story on

This usually continues until the caregiver can no longer do it.

The total estimated cost for long-term services was estimated at $362 billion in 2012 and it is growing as the nation is aging.

The number of people living in nursing homes has declined in recent years as Medi-Cal has been shifting its focus from nursing homes to paying for home-based care.

But you can’t just stick your head in the sand when it comes to dealing with this issue.

You need to have a plan. You’ve got to figure out what your needs might be and who is going to be able to provide that help for you. There are a number of options.

Speaking with an attorney who specializes in elder law is a place to start, the story says.

If you have questions about elder law, feel free to call us for a consultation at (626) 696-3145.

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