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Navigating Long-Term Care Costs: Essential Tips for Baby Boomers

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In the ever-evolving landscape of this current decade, long-term care costs are presenting a unique set of challenges for Baby Boomers. You’ve journeyed through life with determination and resilience, striving for that ultimate American Dream. Yet, the escalating expenses for long-term care call for strategic planning, now more than ever. Join us as we explore this pressing issue, offering proactive measures and insights to safeguard your financial future amidst the fluctuation of healthcare costs.

Why Should You Prepare For Senior Care Costs?

Recent data from CNBC highlights the following reality for the 73 million baby boomers in the United States: the need for long-term care is not just a possibility but an imminent concern. Individuals aged 65 and older face a daunting 70% chance of requiring some form of long-term care services or support. For 20%, care will extend over five years, placing substantial financial strain, even on those who diligently prepare for retirement. 

In today’s world, the affordability of long-term care is a concern. A 2023 survey by Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey shows an 18.89% increase in cost from 2021 to 2023. In 2021, the national average cost for senior living was $4,300 / month, while in NJ the average was approximately $6,650 / month. As prices continue to increase, planning for these rising care costs is important. 

How To Prepare For Long-Term Care Costs

To ensure adequate care without depleting savings, a financial plan is essential. Here’s a comprehensive guide with tips on how to prepare:

  1. Understand Long-Term Care: Know what services are involved and where they can be provided.
  2. Assess Finances: Evaluate income, assets, and expenses to determine how much to save or invest.
  3. Consider Insurance: Long-term care insurance can help cover costs; investing early may lower premiums.
  4. Explore Government Aid: Investigate Medicaid eligibility and rules in your state for potential assistance.
  5. Create a Financial Plan: Develop a budget and consider setting up a separate account for long-term care expenses with guidance from a financial advisor.
  6. Review Estate Planning: Protect assets and ensure wishes are followed with documents like power of attorney and a living will.
  7. Explore Alternatives: Springpoint Choice is a membership program that makes senior care planning easy, affordable, and secure. Being proactive about preparing for potential long-term care costs ensures that you’ll be taken care of when additional needs or services arise. This will contribute to a better overall well-being and increased quality of life as you age. 

What is Springpoint Choice?

Springpoint Choice is a membership program that makes senior care planning easy, affordable, and secure. Offered by Springpoint, the Mid-Atlantic’s leading provider of senior care and housing services as an alternative to long-term care insurance or a complement to an existing policy. This program allows members to plan for the care they may need in the future and safeguard their finances. 

Members benefit from stability and peace of mind for a simple fixed fee structure. We’re committed to providing our members with assistance navigating any care they may need at every stage of their retirement journey while helping them live the lifestyles they want and protect their assets and savings.

With multiple plan options, Springpoint Choice is a comprehensive solution tailored to your long-term care needs. Offering an array of services and support designed to cater to your lifetime requirements, fostering independence and enabling you to age in place with dignity. 

To learn more about how Springpoint Choice compares to conventional long-term care insurance aligned with your personalized needs, we invite you to explore these FAQs about Springpoint Choice for further insights and assistance, or contact us today.