Insurance companies, government agencies, and the financial media frequently release data on long-term care. They may include the cost per day in different States, the projected number of boomers who will require such care in the future, and the odds that you’ll be among them. And I’ve offered advice on how to prepare yourself and your family in A Boomer’s Guide to Long-term Care.
Some people heed this information and advice, but most don’t.
I believe that unless you have been front and center of helping a loved one who actually needed long-care treatment, it is difficult to appreciate what is actually involved.
So if you haven’t developed a strategy to deal with long-term care, here is a heart-touching story of one woman’s journey you should read.