What are the odds that I will need some type of long-term care?
Studies conducted by the U.S. government reveal some pretty startling statistics regarding long term care. Research shows that:
1. At least 70% of people over age 65 will need some type of long term care services during their lifetime.
2. 40% of people receiving long term care are ages 18 to 64.
3. Approximately 70% of nursing home residents are women (due to their longer life expectancy). Not coincidentally, women need care longer (3.7 years) than men (2.2 years).
4. Around 20% of long term care recipients need care for more than 5 years.
These statistics highlight the importance of planning for the possibility of needing long term care in the future.
As we age, care needs change. The team at Strohschein Law Group is here to educate, navigate, and advocate individuals on health care needs and changes. It’s important to make good health care decisions, but often we don’t know where to start, especially when those changes happen suddenly.
PLAN NOW for the Right Care, at the Right Time, in the Right Place.
Colleen Ceh, Gerontologist and Elder Care Coordinator, will share how to protect your quality of life through the change of aging in a 3 part Care Package Series starting Thursday, February 13th. Take a look at the Events page for details and call to RSVP today!