As we age, few things are as important as creating a thoughtful plan for future care, yet research shows that most people are underprepared in this area. While many older adults know they should plan for retirement and beyond, starting is often the hardest part and many tend to overlook long-term care preparations. There are
5 common misconceptions about end-of-life planning.
Although 73% of seniors have a written will, only 13% have made plans for long-term care,
according to a 2018 study by Home Instead Senior Care. The study also revealed that
most family caregivers wished their aging loved ones had begun the planning process earlier and considered all options, such as home care.Making long-term care plans and decisions ahead of time can ensure seniors have a say in how they live out their later years. Whether it is living in their own home as they age or in a facility, older adults put themselves at risk of their wishes not being met when they don’t put a plan in place.
By starting a conversation early, both families and their loved ones can feel more at peace and better prepared for the future.
Resources to help seniors and adult children start long-term care plans
Considerations when navigating the path to long term care plans
While many people find it difficult to discuss sensitive life topics, this process can help families and their loved ones feel more at ease by establishing a plan to transition into the later years of life. To learn more about available long-term care options, visit