Understanding Long-Term Care
Long-Term Care: It’s More Than Insurance
The best time to plan for long-term care (LTC) is long before you need it. AARP has the expert advice and tools you need. Find out what you need to know.
What is Long-Term Care?
Making a long-term care plan is more than just buying insurance or updating a will.
It’s about mapping your own course and living life as you want.
It’s considering what you’ll need to live independently for as long as possible and includes thinking about your home and community, your health and finances, and even your medical wishes.
Don’t leave these important life decisions to someone else. Small steps now will secure a safer, happier future.
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More Planning Help
LONG-TERM CARE PLANNING TOOLS
Long-Term Care Cost Calculator
This calculator allows families to estimate the cost of long-term care in their area.
Financial Workbook for Family Caregivers
Get organized with this resource guide for health, housing and money management.