Want to Live at Home Long Into Retirement? Create Your Own Plan Now for Old Age | ETF Trends

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By Rick Kahler

When most of us hear “long-term health care plan,” we think of insurance. Not necessarily so.

While a LTCI policy may be part of your health care planning, it isn’t a plan. Even those who don’t need such insurance need a long-term health care plan.

I recently heard a presentation by Carolyn McClanahan, MD, CFP. She says about 70% of Americans will need some type of long-term care. Your odds of needing it increase as you get older and are also higher if you are female, have a family history of chronic health conditions, have a poor diet, don’t exercise, or live alone.