Paying for Long Term Care Blog

11 Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care: #3 HELOC

11 Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care: #3 HELOC

"But how will we pay for it?" Over many years of serving families, we've researched a number of different ways to pay for long-term care. In order to help answer this important question, this blog series is meant to guide families and friends in various ways to pay...

11 Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care: #2 Reverse Mortgage

11 Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care: #2 Reverse Mortgage

Over the years, as we’ve helped assist seniors, their families, and close family friends get access to long-term care, one of the first questions they ask is, “But how will we pay for it?” While every family’s circumstances are different and nuanced, we’ve learned of...

11 Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care: #1 Long-Term Care Insurance

11 Ways to Pay for Long-Term Care: #1 Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-term care is often a costly, but equally necessary, reality for millions of Americans. It is estimated that 52% of Americans who’ve recently turned 65 will need long-term care services at some point in their lifetime. What different avenues do families have to go...

Booker’s Long Term Care Plan

Booker’s Long Term Care Plan

On Monday, December 23rd presidential candidate Cory Booker unveiled his long-term care plan to help low to middle-income Americans.   Bringing Dignity and Choice to Long-term Care “No one should have to impoverish themselves or quit their job to get the care...

Buttigieg’s Long Term Care Plan

Buttigieg’s Long Term Care Plan

In the fall of 2018, Mayor Buttigieg’s family experienced a financial crisis in paying for their father’s long-term care needs. A pivotal point occurred when the social worker assigned to their case explained their best option was to spend “everything we had until we...

The Top 10 Home Health Care Providers of 2019

The Top 10 Home Health Care Providers of 2019

With the growth in-home health care, at Medi-cal Benefits, we monitor the market to help our customers and their families understand which companies may be best for their individual needs. On Thursday, November 13, LexisNexis released it's 2019 Top 100 Home Health and...

Assisted Living Facility vs. Nursing Home. What is the Difference?

Assisted Living Facility vs. Nursing Home. What is the Difference?

When we assist families in paying for in-home or skilled nursing home care, families ask us about the differences between an assisted living facility and a nursing home. Both a nursing home and an assisted living facility are focused on keeping residents healthy,...

The Cost of At-Home Care is Getting More Expensive

The Cost of At-Home Care is Getting More Expensive

A new survey by Genworth Financial found that that at-home care service is rising faster than most care delivered in a skilled nursing home. In its Cost of Care Survey 2019, Genworth found that the costs associated with homemaker services increased 7% and 4.5% when...