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What Long-Term Care Costs

The cost of long-term care depends on where you live and the kind of care you receive. There are generally three kinds of long-term care: nursing home care, assisted living facility care, and in-home care. Nursing home care is the most intensive kind of care, and usually costs the most. Assisted living facility care is for people who do not need nursing home care, but who are unable to remain in their own homes. Home health care is the least expensive kind of care, and is generally for those who can still function...

Long-Term Care By The Veteran’s Administration

The Office of Geriatrics and Extend Care which is under the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health system, makes certain Long-Term care services available to veterans based on a priority ranking system, with highest priority given to those with severe service-related disabilities. VA-funded Long-Term care may be worth investigating, especially for veterans with service-related disabilities and/or low incomes and assets. Keep in mind, however, that in addition to the priority ranking system, the availability of Long-Term...

Pre-Packaged Long-Term Care Options for Federal Employees

Long-term care is the kind of care that you would need to help you perform daily activities if you had a chronic illness or disability. It also includes the kind of care you would need if you had a severe cognitive problem like Alzheimer’s disease. It is help with eating, bathing and dressing, transferring from a bed to a chair, toileting, continence, and so forth. Long-term care can also include assistance with such tasks as shopping, transportation, housecleaning, or preparing meals. This type of care isn’t received...

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