Long term care without liquidating assets
Or the policy may offer a "life assurance" benefit, which pays directly for long-term care, although at a much lower cost than the value of the policy.
Always consult a financial planner in advance, since reverse mortgages are more complex than they might seem.
Contact a Vet Center for free advice, or call (800) 827-1000.
Medicaid, the joint federal-state program for very low-income elders, covers some long-term costs if the facility accepts Medicaid.
It's perhaps better for you, the caregiver, to look into for yourself, rather than being a solution for someone already experiencing dementia.
If the person in need of residential memory care still owns a home, selling or renting the property can be a way to pay for care.
According to the Alzheimer's Association report, 2014 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, the average cost of memory care is ,250 per year (,937 per month) in assisted living settings. For example, according to the Genworth 2014 Cost of Care Survey, a semiprivate room in a nursing home ranges from per day to 0 per day, with a median cost of 0 per day.