The majority of us, at some point in life, will experience the impact of long term care, whether for a child, spouse, parents or ourselves.
What are your chances of needing long term care? According to Statistics Canada, one in ten by age 55, three in ten by age 65 and five in ten by age 75.
We all need to plan for this eventuality, and there’s no better time than the present to start the process.
The Long Term Care Planning Network (LTCPN) is Canada’s national resource centre for aging and care planning, education and resources. Founded by Karen Henderson, we have created everything you and your family need to plan for your aging and long term care needs.
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- Are they still living independently?
- Are they safe?
- Have they expressed what they want as they age?
Communication with aging parents is the most powerful tool you have to help ensure that parents age with dignity on their own terms. The more planning you do together, the more options they will have.
- If you were to experience an unexpected health crisis, how would you cope financially?
- Who will pay for your long term care when the time comes?
Contrary to popular belief, provincial governments do not foot the bill for our care as we age; rather they require a co-payment from Canadians for home and facility/long term care.
Another major concern for Canadians should be the growing reality of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. By 2038: *
- 1,125,200 Canadians will suffer from dementia
- The number one risk factor for dementia is aging
- Demand for long term care will increase 10 - fold, a reality for which we are not prepared
* Rising Tide: The Impact of Dementia on Canadian Society Alzheimer Society 2010
* Karen's Dementia Diary: On My Mind
Together we will answer the following questions:
- How do I see myself aging?
- How much will care cost?
- How can I pay for it?
- How can I take care of my aging parents?
- What care options are available?
Together we will create a plan so you can live the rest of your life with peace of mind, knowing you and your loved ones are prepared for any care crisis.
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Planning for aging and care needs can be daunting – but we’re making it easy to take the first step. Download your own copy of the Long Term care (LTC) Readiness Questionnaire/User Guide, our gift to you. Take the time to complete it and contact us for next steps.
You’ll be glad you did.