Information you need to live a happy, worry-free retirement!
Nov 8, 2012
Did you know that 70% of people over age 65 will require some type of long-term care services during their lifetime? This type of care can be tremendously expensive, but your finances aren’t the only thing at risk. Long-term care situations can take a tremendous physical and emotional toll on your family members as well. Imagine your spouse, your children or your friends having to care for you, assisting with personal care activities such as bathing or feeding.
In recognition of Long-Term Care Awareness Month, here are a few facts about the sacrifices that caregivers often make: There are 45 million informal caregivers in the United States, most of them relatives of the person needing care.
It’s important to understand the emotional, economic and physical toll that care can have on loved ones who may be forced to care for you if you don’t have LTCi. By understanding this you can better plan for your future so you aren’t a burden to loved ones.
Watch this Video to learn more about the toll that caring for a loved one can have on a family.