None of us want to believe that we are getting older; in fact, when asked, most will claim that they still cannot believe they are even considered an adult. But, good or bad, the only guarantee in life is that we keep getting older. Make sure that you have thought about and detailed your plan for aging. Long term care planning can mean the difference between chaos and comfort, struggle and security, and despair and contentment.
Long term care planning refers to the anticipation of the unique legal issues that face older adults. Long term care planning may include a range of services and supports you may need to meet your health or personal needs over a long period of time; including, but not limited to, preparation for incapacity, evaluating long-term care insurance, estate planning, Medicaid eligibility, and other important issues. While helping you determine what you want at the end of your life, long term care planning also includes arrangements that should be made if you are unable to make those decisions for yourself when the time comes.