There are normal risks people encounter everyday from going about life as usual— such as the possibility of getting injured from car accidents or sports. A sudden need for long term care is no different.
Melissa Barnickel had a wonderful experience speaking at the Society of Financial Professionals on March 13th to discuss funding options for a long term care event. She also served as a panelist at the Intercompany Long Term Care Insurance Conference to discuss long term care insurance options in Las Vegas, NV on March 19th.
It is estimated that 44 million people eighteen years of age and older in the United States provide unpaid assistance to adults who are aging or have disabilities. The value of this unpaid group is almost double that of both the nursing home ($115 billion) and home health care industries ($43 billion), coming in at $306 billion annually. While this shows a remarkable amount of care for one’s family and community, evidence shows that most caregivers do not have the necessary support they need and are not prepared for what is required of them.