Conversations About Long Term Care: Can We Talk?
S. Stum, Ph.D. Family Social Science
about financing long term care are often complex
and difficult. Many people feel overwhelmed and
do not know how to get started talking, planning,
and taking action. While there are no "magic"
or "right" answers, there are some key
conversations to have with family members and
professionals. Remember, making these decisions
is a complex process and critical conversations
will take time.
about financing long term care should include:
out your goals and expectations, and
financing alternatives and consequences.
is long term care?
factors influence who is most at risk of needing
long term care?
risk factors do you face?
is your current and future (expected) health
status? If you currently have a disease or condition
affecting your health, how predictable is its
is your family health history? What types of
care have others in your family required?