Long-Term Care Resources
Here are a lot of valuable resources that provide helpful information on a variety of long-term care matters. There are services available through your local community as well as the state and federal government that can help provide and/or reduce the cost of care.
Click on the links below to go to that resource:
- Look up average costs of care on the Genworth 2017 Cost of Care
- Assisted Living Connections provides an invaluable referral service for people from Ventura County to the San Fernando Valley, and they may be able to refer you to other sources outside their servicing area. It doesn't cost anything extra to leverage their expertise, so save time and frustration by talking to them first. They have in-depth knowledge of many of the regional facilities, from assisted living to memory care.
- The U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services has a great resource for people acting as caregivers.
- The National Center on Elder Abuse has a lot of information on recognizing elder abuse. Keep in mind, a lot of this is by children taking advantage of parents who have enabled and spoiled their children over the years.
- The California Department of Health Care Services has a lot of great information on alternative care services, such as those that may be in your community.
- Eldercareca.org helps with finding a skilled care facility in California along with a lot more resources.
- Paying for Senior Care is a great resource for financial assistance other than paying out-of-pocket or with insurance.
- PlanPrep has put together a list of Questions Everyone Needs to Answer Now, ideas on forming your family's Health Emergency Plan, and Ways to Receive and Pay for Care.
- The National Association of Insurance Commissioners posted a Fact Sheet about Long-Term Care. They advocate for the insurance buyer. This is a brief, general explanation. They also published 10 Things You Should Know About Buying Long-Term Care Insurance,
- The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program is for federal U.S. Post Office employees. It has a lot of information about long-term care along with ways to apply for coverage. PlanPrep does not offer this coverage, but can help you in the process.
- LongTermCare.gov has more in-depth information about long-term care costs with extensive resources.
Watch the short video below from the LongTermCare.gov website: