Long-Term Care Insurance vs. Life Insurance with a Long-Term Care Rider

Q. My mother was in a nursing home for about two years prior to her death, and it cost the family most of her savings. I don't want the same to happen to me and my husband. Therefore, we are trying to make the decision of buying … [Read more...]

$10,000 a month! Why don’t they take it seriously?

Q. My parents are in their 70's and I am a caregiver for them, while working part-time and raising a family. My father has had Parkinson's for fifteen years and is no longer mobile. My mother is in the early stages of Alzheimer's. … [Read more...]

Want Free Long-Term Care? Try Medicare Part G.

Q. Nursing homes are so exorbitantly expensive. There is no way I can afford long-term care for myself, when the time comes, or for my husband, Morty. Is there any way to qualify for free long-term care in this country? A friend … [Read more...]

Finding the Right Nursing Home

Carol and Bob invited his mother, Ginny, to spend the holidays with them, as she does every year. This year, her live-in caregiver expressed concern that it was not a good idea because Ginny’s dementia has gotten worse and she may … [Read more...]

Long-Term Care Insurance- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month, a continuing effort to raise public awareness about long-term care insurance and planning. Statistics show that more than 70% of people age 65 or older will need long-term care sometime … [Read more...]

Caution: Our Top 10 SCARIEST Articles

With Halloween upon us, it is time to present you, our dear readers, with this year's scariest & creepiest stories. From the nightmare of probate to court cases involving filial responsibility, we uncovered some scary … [Read more...]

Filial Responsibility: Elderly Couple May Be Responsible For Son’s Medical Bills

Filial responsibility laws obligate adult children to pay for their indigent parents’ food, clothing, shelter and medical needs. When the children fail to do so, nursing homes, hospitals, and other creditors can file lawsuits … [Read more...]

Sandwich Generation: How to Survive Financially

Q. My husband and I are in our mid 40s and caught between raising our 10 and 14 year old children, working full-time, and caring for my father, who has Parkinson’s. We are particularly concerned about saving for college for our … [Read more...]

Long-Term care costs in 2010

Metlife has conducted a 2010 market survey to determine the long-term care costs across the nation.  Most costs have increased since 2009.  The survey is available here. Below are some key findings. “National average rates for a … [Read more...]