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The Financial Risks of Long-Term Care

Retirement Planning Finances and Planning for Women

As you approach retirement, the financial risks of long-term care costs become a greater concern.  Potential out-of-pocket costs can surprise many.  Locally, a nursing home stay can cost between $6,000 and $8,000 per month.  Full-time in-home care can exceed $10,000 per month.   A prolonged stay can create a lot of financial stress.

In this episode of Wealth Wednesday:

  • 0:00 - Introduction
  • 0:26 – Long-term care statistics.
  • 2:12 – How concerned are clients?
  • 2:38 – The basics and potential cost of Traditional long Term Care Insurance
  • 6:43 -   Key factors in your purchase decision.
  • 8:27 – Linked Benefit policies and their cost.
  • 9:45 – Who should be considering this type of insurance coverage
  • 11:23 – Sticker Shock
  • 12:30 – Alternatives if coverage is too expensive.
  • 13:35 – A Growing Concern
  • 14:29 – Wrap up

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Appearing In This Video

Michael Seese, CFP®

Mike has been a financial advisor for over twenty years.  He has helped many clients with their financial planning and wealth management needs.

Andy Dollman

Andy began his career as a financial advisor in 2018.  He is located in our Parkersburg, West Virginia office.

Neal Watson, CFP®

Neal’s career as a financial advisor began in 1996.  He is located in Marietta, Ohio. 

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Useful Statistics About The Financial Risk of Long Term Care...

Will you need some type of long-term care? 

For most of us, the answer is yes.  We will need some type of assistance during our lifetimes.  For many of us, the care may not require a large expense.  Fewer than half require any out-of-pocket expenses for their care. 
Source: Morningstar

What Will it Cost?

According to Morningstar, nearly three-fourths of us will spend less than $50,000 for long-term care expenses.  That makes the decision to purchase long-term care insurance difficult.   But, for those who require a significant amount of help, the costs can be staggering!  Source: Morningstar 

The Potential Cost of Long Term Care Insurance

Long-term care insurance is expensive.  It may cause a little "sticker shock."  Below are the indexed costs of coverage in 2021 (provided by the American Association of Long-Term Care Insurers)

Your age, health, and other features--like the Cost of Living Adjustment impact the price.  Because women are more likely to need care (and need it for longer) than men, their premiums are generally higher.