Long Term Care
No one plans to have their health change or wants to admit they might need long term care someday. The need for long term care can come at any time, and at any age. This resource center will help you:
- Improve your knowledge about the family financial issue of long term care.
- Help take action before a crisis strikes your family.
- Plan ahead to make more informed decisions.
The term "long term care" can mean different things to different people. Here is what we include in that term:
- The people and resources that help individuals complete daily activities and remain independent.
- The settings in which long term care services are provided; for example, in-home, community, and skilled nursing facility.
- The services that help meet long term care needs, including personal, social, and medical.
Make a plan to protect you and your family from costly long term care.
See if you are prepared to face the risk of needing long term care and learn what the costs can mean for your financial security.
Discover alternatives for financing long term care and how to decide which options might be right for you and your family.
Learn factors to consider and how to make financial decisions that make sense for you and your family.
Find tools and strategies to help you carry out your plans for financing long term care.
As part of Extension's Center for Family Development, we understand that long term care financial decisions are about more than money. We are not selling financial or long term care products or services. We offer unbiased, research-based information for educational purposes to help you plan ahead, know your options, and make the decisions that are best for you and your family.
Are Consumers Vulnerable to Low Knowledge of Long-Term Care? — Journal article that reviews consumers' knowledge of long-term care. Written by Amanda E. Matzek and University of Minnesota Extension Specialist, Marlene S. Stum; published in Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal.
Financing Long Term Care: Insurance & Its Alternatives — Utah State University Cooperative Extension — Reviews long term care options, costs, insurance, and other resources.