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such as bathing, dressing
and cooking. You also need
to be aware that this type
of assistance, known as “
non-medical “ home care is
not paid for by your medical
insurance. The only type of
insurance that covers this
assistance is long-term care
insurance.
10. Financial considerations:
Think about what it would
cost to maintain your current
standard of living if you need
expensive long-term services
and supports. It is important
to understand your assets
and income, current debt,
spending habits and plans
to cover the cost of medical
and daily personal assistance.
Also consider how you would
like to distribute your assets,
such as support for your
grandchildren or a bequest to
a worthwhile charity. Share
these intentions with those
closest to you.
Editorial provided by Surrey
Services for Seniors.
Source: These 10 key areas of
conversation starters are from the SCAN
Foundation, an independent, not-for-
profit charitable foundation dedicated to
long-term services and supports that keep
seniors self-sufficient, at home and in the
community. To see the entire article, go to:
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