Why Should Someone 45 Years Old Worry About Long Term Care?
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UPDATED: Jul 15, 2021
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It is difficult to know in advance who among us is going to need long term care. Also, it is difficult to predict who will develop a medical condition between the ages 45 and 60 that would preclude the purchase of long term care insurance — when the potential need for assistance with ADLs is just a few years away. Another consideration is the premium, which is generally lower at younger ages. Early purchase can make long term care coverage affordable later on, particularly after retirement.