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What You Should Know About Long-term Care Insurance and Home Care

By the year 2020, less than ten years from now, an estimated 12 million people over the age of 65 will need long-term care in this country. Most will be cared for at home by family members. Lucy took care of her mother for seven years, a loving responsibility that became more challenging as her mother’s health and abilities declined. She is grateful that more than a decade earlier, her father opted to buy long-term care insurance.
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A Helping Hand When Home Care is No Longer the Best Choice

The decision to hire an agency, such as Advantage Home Care, to help care for your elderly loved one is often not an easy one. In most cases, the client, family members, and care providers quickly settle into a routine that works well for everyone. The time may come, however, when caregiving needs increase or are more complicated, and it becomes clear that living at home is no longer the best or the safest option. When that happens, many families don’t know how or where to even begin the process.
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Veterans Benefits for Home Care

Did you know that veterans or their surviving spouses may qualify for veterans benefits that will help pay for long-term care, including home care? It’s surprising how many veterans, or their family members, are unaware of these benefits. Disability compensation may be paid to a veteran who suffered a service related injury. It is not limited by a veteran’s income or assets, and benefits may also be extended to the surviving spouse and any dependents in the form of Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC).
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Questions to Ask when Choosing a Home Care Agency

Jean, who is 86-years-old, has Alzheimer’s disease. Little by little, her ability to take care of herself and her home has diminished. Her children promised her that she would be able to stay in her own home, but as her condition worsened, the challenges mounted. In order for her to be safe, Jean needed someone nearby at all times. 
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