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The myth of easy, accessible elder care

Misconceptions and assumptions about aging and elder care can be dangerous. Many people assume that the government or their children will take care of them when they get older. They harbor a vision of care paid for by Social Security or some other program and handled by competent professionals. The truth is that elder care is largely in the hands of the individual. If you do not have a plan in place, the reality of your long-term care will likely come as a disappointing shock.

Common questions about long-term care

Doing long-term care planning or thinking about getting all of the paperwork in order? It's wise to do this long before you need to use the plan, and asking the right questions can help. According to the National Institutes of Health, these are a few of the most common questions:

Your own values and your long-term care plan

Everyone has different values, and experts note that it's incredibly important to take your own personal beliefs and values into account when setting up a medical long-term care plan in New York. This could include your moral and ethical beliefs, your spiritual beliefs, and more.

Important long-term care insurance questions

So you're thinking about getting long-term care insurance, trying to protect yourself from high costs as you grow older. This could be a very wise move, but it's important not to act too quickly. Take your time and ask all of the right questions first. These include the following:

Representing families in New York guardianship cases

One of the harshest realities of life is the fact that not every adult is able to care for him- or herself. At some point in all of our lives, it is likely that we will need to rely on someone else for our health and well-being. In some cases, we may be so incapacitated, that we cannot even make decisions for ourselves with regard to our finances and health care.

Speaking with your elders about long-term care planning

It is a topic few people embrace, but it is a necessary discussion all the same: Long-term care planning for your elder loved ones. Like estate planning, which many associate with the death of a family member, long-term care planning can be a difficult subject to broach. However, once the discussion has begun, it will likely flow better than you expected. In some cases, the elders in a family have already become preoccupied with thoughts of the future and the potential need for long term care.

It is never too early to think about long-term care planning

As residents of Monroe County in New York age, many begin to experience concerns about their golden years. These concerns often manifest as feeling fearful about the possibility of declining mental and physical health. These fears can be exacerbated as retirees see their peers struggling to manage challenging circumstances of their own.

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