He focuses on the wholistic cost of care including premiums and out-of-pocket expenses to determine how much stability and control a Retiree wishes to have for the next 35 years of Retirement. As he meets with his Clients traveling down some years through Retirement, they often ask him questions and appreciate the answers based on the ongoing relationship to assist as the years go on.
Today Mark’s time is more limited than in 2007, but he still chats with New Retirees to help show how to keep Medicare.
Long Term Care is the type of care received either at home or in a facility, when someone needs assistance with activities of daily living, such as bathing and dressing due to an accident, an illness or advancing age.
Rising life expectancy means that the potential need for "long-term care" grows with every passing year of your life. The likelihood is that you or a member of your family will need long-term assistance due to a prolonged illness, a disability, or general deterioration of your health and ability to perform routine daily activities.
Most long-term care expenses are not covered by Social Security or Medicare, Medicare Supplement ("Medigap"), or private health insurance. Medicaid pays for nearly half of all nursing home care, but you must meet federal poverty guidelines and may have to "spend down" most of your assets on health care.