Falls Long-Term Care: woman in a white nurses outfit smiling at an older woman in a gray cardigan

When planning for long-term care, it allows you the time to learn about services in your community and what they cost. You are able to make important decisions while you are still capable.

Some things to consider when choosing a plan for long-term care are:

  1. Housing decision: Staying in your home. It is important to consider where you will live as you age and how your residence can best support you.
  2. Decision about your health. Start by thinking what would happen if you became seriously ill or disabled. Who would provide care if you needed it?
  3. Decision about finance. What will happen to your personal funds, government health insurance program, private financing options, Veterans’ benefits, and services through Older Americans Act.

These are just a few things to consider when thinking about your future when it comes to long-term care.

This information was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.