Long Term Care Options

Approximately 70% of consumers turning age 65 will need long-term care at some time in their lives.  The following is basic information needed to help with basic questions regarding long-term care.

Long-term care is an extent of services and assistance you may need to meet your individual care needs.  Most long-term care is not medical care, but is defined as assistance with the basic personal care of everyday life such as dressing, bathing, eating, using the toilet, getting in and out of bad etc.

Other common long-term care services may include assistance with everyday activities such as housework, taking medication, shopping for groceries, managing money, preparing and cleaning up after meals etc.

The possibility that you will need long-term care is gender – women outlive men by approximately five years, so are more likely to live alone at home.

Chronic illness or having an accident could be another reason for the need of long-term care.  Sixty-nine percent of 90 year old people have a disability.

Chronic conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes can be a factor to need care.  A family history whether your parents or grand-parents who have had chronic conditions could increase the likelihood of needing long-term care.

Poor diet and poor exercise habits could increase your chances of the need for long-term care, and if you live along you are more likely to need care.

For more information regarding long-term care in the Colorado area, please contact Pilkington Financial Services