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Financing Senior Care and Assisted living

Navigating the intricacies of financing senior care and assisted living can be a daunting task.  From understanding insurance coverage to exploring payment options, the journey toward ensuring quality care for seniors often begins with unraveling the complexities of financing. This article explores the various avenues available for financing senior care and assisted living, offering insights and guidance to help families make informed decisions tailored to their unique needs and circumstances.

Personal Funds

Using personal funds presents a straightforward option for financing a move to a senior living community. Whether through savings, liquidation of assets or leveraging investments, this approach presents an option that provides the most direct control. Working in partnership with a financial advisor is often beneficial, however many senior living communities are well-versed in financial matters and readily available to extend their expertise and guidance.

Social Security and Medicare

Social Security and Medicare can play a role in covering the costs of residing in a senior living community. The extent of Social Security coverage depends on the recipient’s monthly benefit.  While Medicare doesn’t directly cover living expenses in Independent living, assisted living and memory care communities, it does contribute to essential needs such as prescriptions, doctor visits, medical equipment and other healthcare-related expenses.

Long Term Care and Life Insurance

Long Term Care insurance (LTC) is a specialized policy that aids in covering expenses for home care or residing in a senior living community. The benefit amount varies based on factors like monthly payments and duration. Some life insurance policies offer a cash-in option known as a Life Settlement arrangement, allowing policyholders to receive a lump sum while still living.

Veteran’s Benefits

If you or a loved one served in the military, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides programs that can assist in covering specific senior living services. While not directly covering housing expenses, the VA’s Aid and Attendance benefit is accessible to veterans meeting income requirements and facing challenges in activities of daily living.

Home Equity

Homeownership can be leveraged as a financial resource for moving into a senior living community. Selling or renting a home and establishing a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) are viable methods to finance living expenses at the new residence.

We’re Here To Help!

Making informed decisions about your loved one’s well-being involves understanding the financial aspects that underpin their care. Whether it’s unraveling insurance intricacies, navigating payment plans or exploring funding programs, we’re here to guide you through every step of the process. Your peace of mind and your loved one’s comfort are at the forefront of our commitment, and we’re here to help you find the financial solutions that align with your unique circumstances.  Contact us at the number on this site or click Schedule a Tour and we will reach out within 24 hours to support you through this journey.