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What You Should Know About Long-Term Care

Don’t let an unexpected need for long-term care services derail your plans for the future. 

Most people hope to enjoy a long and healthy life as long as it's on their own terms, which likely includes the desire to live as independently as possible. But life doesn't always happen according to plan.

At some point, you may find yourself needing help with the tasks of everyday living if you develop a chronic illness, cognitive impairment or suffer a disabling injury. Family members often take on the responsibility of caring for a loved one

That’s why it’s never too early to plan for long-term care - as a family. Care from a family member is not usually the planned option, but rather the result of a sudden need.  Given the option, many would prefer that the family be there for support, not as primary care providers.

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