Constant drumbeat of costs often overwhelms caregivers

An article in the Wall Street Journal details how an AARP caregiving expert ends up broke!

An article in the Wall Street Journal details how an AARP caregiving expert ends up broke and $120,000 in debt trying to care for her parents in need of long-term care. (“Caring for Older Relatives is So Expensive That Even AARP’s Expert Filed For Bankruptcy”, Wall Street Journal, 2-22-22).… Read more...

156 Wisconsin assisted living facilities closed through September 1 of this year

381 Assisted Living Facilities Closed from 2019 through this September!

381 assisted living facilities closed from 2019 through this September!

WHY?  They accepted Medicaid (welfare) whose reimbursement is less than the cost to care for their residents.

If you lose money on every customer, can you make it up with volume?… Read more...

Alzheimer’s May Strike Women and Men in Different Ways

At the end of February, the website HealthDay published an article entitled “Alzheimer’s May Strike Women and Men in Different Ways”. (https://consumer.healthday.com/2-25-alzheimers-may-strike-women-men-in-different-ways-2650728831.html )

Here is a quote from that article: “The ravages of Alzheimer’s may strike later in women than men, but once it takes hold women tend to deteriorate far faster than men, according to a new study.… Read more...

It’s the Holidays, Let’s Talk

Rome's Whiteboard

How long has it been since you have seen all of the family?  How are they doing?  Perhaps not as well as last year?  Perhaps it’s time to talk.

It’s the holidays, this is the time of year when many families realize a family member is not doing as well as s(he) has in the past, and may need some help. … Read more...

Have you ever wondered….

Do you have questions about the cost of long term care?

Do you have questions about the cost of long term care?

Are your clients confused about the many options, how to choose coverage, or if it’s necessary for them?

I’m Romeo Raabe LUTCF, LTCP and I’m known as The Long Term Care Guy–in fact, my website is www.TheLongTermCareGuy.comRead more...

Don’t get caught in this long term care trap! Many people are.

Don't get caught in this long term care trap! Many people are.

I am being approached by many people who purchased long-term care (LTC) insurance many years ago.  They bought the LTC insurance from their life insurance agent, their financial planner, or their home insurance agent – not a specialist in LTC. These agents knew life or home owners insurance, but often just “dabbled” in long term care sales. … Read more...

Why Can’t I Spend my Money on Fun?

Why Can't I Spend
 my Money on Fun?

A recent Wall Street Journal cartoon featured a gentleman visiting his financial planner.  In the cartoon, he asks the planner, “Why can’t I spend some of my money on fun now?”

Often, retired people are afraid to spend money on fun or travel because they fear the catastrophic costs they would face if one of them needs long term care (LTC).… Read more...

Why Medicaid Long Term Care is a Bad Choice

What Can I Do About Long Term Care

Many people don’t realize that, in addition to traditional health care, Medicaid actually pays for most long-term care (LTC) in the United States.  In fact, less than 40% of Medicaid dollars are used to pay for traditional health care.  The small portion of Medicaid recipients (just over 20%) whose long-term care services are paid for by Medicaid use over 60% of the Medicaid budget dollars.… Read more...