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What Happens to Your Assets When You Enter a Nursing Home?

60.jpgProtecting your assets is one of the many challenges you'll face as you grow older. This is especially true for families that have to deal with mounting medical and home care costs. In many cases, individuals are transitioned into a nursing home to provide ongoing care. But these and other services can be expensive, and your assets may be at risk if you're unable to cover nursing home costs. Knowing what happens to your assets if you go into a nursing home is the first step to protecting the financial wellbeing of you and your family.

Understanding Resident Rights in Long-Term Care Facilities

Securing the future of your special needs child

When you are a parent of a special needs child, it is hard to imagine anyone else being able to provide the same level of care, love and attention to your son or daughter. However, a day could come when you and the other parent of your child are no longer able to fulfill your caretaking responsibilities.

Long-term care planning in Georgia

As you or your loved one gets older, it is important for you to start planning for long-term care that may be needed.Options may include home health aides, housekeeping help, assisted living, nursing homes and Alzheimer's care facilities. Long-term care is expensive, making it important to plan for how you will pay for it.

6 Self-Care Tips For Caregivers

Being a caregiver for an elderly family member or loved one is difficult job - especially if you also have young children at home. If you are a caregiver, you likely spend hours each day making sure your loved one is safe and comfortable. You may forego social outings with friends to tend to your loved one's needs. Any time for yourself is probably a rare luxury.

Why long-term healthcare insurance is a smart financial move--at any age

Nobody expects to end up needing long-term care. But an accident or unexpected illness can sometimes result in catastrophic changes that leave you unable to take care of the basics: feeding, bathing and grooming yourself. In some circumstances, you may find that you are completely incapacitated. You need help--around the clock.

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