Get the Long-Term Care (Tweetable!) Facts

It’s Long-Term Care Insurance Awareness Month. Stop! Before you come to the rash conclusion that “It’s nursing home insurance for old people. I don’t need that!” please just spend two minutes with this video. (And know that 80% of people who need care get it in their home!)

Here is some additional information about long-term care and long-term care insurance that you may not know. These facts are “tweetable,” meaning you can simply click on them and they’ll generate your tweet for you. Spread the word!

70% of people 65+ will need long-term care at some point in their lives. #ThinkLTCI Click To Tweet
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, 2017 longtermcare.gov)

Women outlive men by 5 years, so are more likely to live alone when they’re older. #ThinkLTCI Click To Tweet
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, 2017 longtermcare.gov)

Medicare doesn’t pay for unskilled help with Activities of Daily Living, which are most long-term… Click To Tweet
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, 2017 longtermcare.gov)

Women need long-term care longer (3.7 years) than men (2.2 years). #ThinkLTCI Click To Tweet
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, 2017 longtermcare.gov)

20% of today’s 65 year-olds will need long-term care support for 5+ years. #ThinkLTCI Click To Tweet
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, 2017 longtermcare.gov)

80% of long-term care at home is provided by unpaid caregivers who spend 20 hours/week. #ThinkLTCI Click To Tweet
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, 2017 longtermcare.gov)

58% of long-term care caregivers have intensive responsibilities like assisting with bathing or… Click To Tweet
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, 2017 longtermcare.gov)

8% of people ages 40-50 have a disability that could require long-term care services. #ThinkLTCI Click To Tweet
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, 2017 longtermcare.gov)

69% of people age 90+ have a disability. #ThinkLTCI Click To Tweet
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, 2017 longtermcare.gov)

Chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure make you more likely to need long-term… Click To Tweet
(Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, 2017 longtermcare.gov)

Cost of a home health aide services is $21.50/hour on average. Click To Tweet
(Source: Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey)

Cost of assisted living facilities is $123/day or $3,750/month on average. Click To Tweet
(Source: Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey)

Adult day health care services are $70/day on average. Click To Tweet
(Source: Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey)

Semi-private room nursing home care is $235/day or $7,148/month on average. Click To Tweet
(Source: Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey)

Private room nursing home care is $267/day or $8,121/month on average. Click To Tweet
(Source: Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey)

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  1. Very well put. Too many people think it’s only for the elderly. NOT TRUE. Anyone can have a stroke, bad car accident or fall.

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