People buy Long-Term Care Insurance to provide cash to fund the cost of nursing care at home or in a facility. This kind of insurance provides daily benefits to fund new expenses that result from a decline in health and the loss of independence.
A variety of Long-Term Health Care options are available:
- Nursing Homes;
- Assisted Living Facilities;
- Adult Day Care; or
- Community Services.
Some are publicly funded and some require payment by the Long-Term Care recipient. Full-time residence in Victorian private facilities currently range in price from $2500-$6500 per month, depending on level of care required, daily duration and extent of service provided, etc.
Long-Term Care Insurance Benefits are payable when it is determined that health or personal care is needed, usually upon certification by your physician.
Certification could result from injury or sickness, the inability to perform a predetermined number of activities of daily living, a cognitive impairment or any continued service that is required as a result of chronic illness.
Coverage options vary. Long-term care contracts may include some or all of the following:
- Adult Day Care
- Hospice Care
- Respite Care
- Medical Equipment
- Bed Reservations
Daily Living Activity Qualifications:
- Maintaining Continence
- Leaving the House
Long-Term Care Insurance is a complex type of insurance. Hatch & Muir are Chartered Life Underwriters and Certified Financial Planners. We can provide you with advice and help you choose the right long-term care insurance for you.