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Planning for Long-Term Care – Options to Age at Home

Planning for long-term care today can help protect family income and savings in the future, as many people underestimate the costs and risks associated with long-term care. Continuum can help with preparations and planning for long-term care as well as assist with any home care needs.

Contact Continuum for more information on planning for long-term care and customized options for varying elder care needs in the St. Louis area.

Downloadable Tools and Tips:
Click the links to view or right click to print or save to your computer.

Web Resources:
Click the links below to access resource websites to learn more about planning for long-term care and the options to age at home.

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
Professional Geriatric Care Managers (PGCMs) are health and human services specialists who help families care for older relatives while encouraging as much independence as possible. Use this site to learn more about the services of Geriatric Care Managers, and to find one located near the frail elderly person needing help with planning.

Long-Term Care Calculator
The Long Term Care Insurance National Advisory Center offers this handy long-term care cost calculator to help people calculate the average cost of long-term care in their area and plan accordingly.

Options for Home Care Services
Although focused on Alzheimer’s care, this informative list explains the various options for care, both in-home and institutional.

Home Care – The Differences Between Full-Service Agencies, Private Hire & Referral Agencies
This article addresses the differences between the options for home care services and outlines the associated benefits and risks.

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
A wealth of information and resources to help plan for future long-term care needs, courtesy of the US Department of Health and Human Services.