he aging of America is bringing the topic of Long-Term care to the forefront. There is more in the news about the aging baby boomers and who will be available to provide 78 million seniors with home health care. We are not even talking about room in assisted living or nursing facilities.
The reality of the situation is who is going to pay for long-term care when it is needed? What are your choices and do they fit in with your own long-term care planning?
Sometimes Medicare will pay for 20 days at a nursing home for recuperation and rehabilitation after a hospital stay and it picks up part of the cost for an additional 80 days. It does not cover custodial care that you need when you can’t bathe, eat, dress or get around with help-or when you need supervision because of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.