A: The answer to these questions is different for everyone. 70% of people turning age 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care during their lives, so it’s important to know your options.[i] Factors to consider include your age, your health, how much it will cost, your income and how much support you can expect from family and friends.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website longtermcare.gov is a good source of information, including a tool to help you decide if long-term care is right for you.
[i] Source: Department of Health and Human Services. http://longtermcare.gov/the-basics/who-needs-care/