National Long Term Awareness Month

National Long Term Care Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in November. Did you know that 70% of men and women over the age of 65 will need some kind of long-term care services? This kind of care can be very expensive, and can take a toll on the family as a whole as they try to figure out payment, roles of family members, and other logistics of making long-term care decisions for a loved one. When taking care of someone long term, it usually means feeding them, helping with personal care, bathing them, and helping with other daily tasks.

 

Here’s a list of statistics surrounding long-term care:

  • 78% of adults who are getting long-term care at home rely solely on family and friends for their assistance
  • The average caregiver is a woman about 46 years old.
  • On average, the caregiver spends about 21 hours per week giving assistance
  • Over 90% of family caregivers had to alter their work schedule due to caring for a loved one
  • Around 40% of caregivers had to switch from full to part-time work
  • Close to 50% said they had to skip vacations and other personal activities in order to give adequate care
  • 29% had to use their own money in providing care
  • More than 10% had to move in order to be closer to their family member who needed care
  • Around 10% had to take a pay cut

The more we understand the emotional, physical and economic toll that long-term care can take on loved ones, the more we can prepare for the future. Lloyd S. Berkett can assist you with your long term care needs and would be happy to discuss this with you at your convenience.

Lloyd Berkett Insurance

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Los Angeles, CA 90064

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