We all feel immortal to some extent or another as long as we have all of the signs of good health. But, what if your health should leave you before you leave this earth?
Do you know who will care for you? Do you know what it will it cost? How will you pay for it?
If you haven’t given this issue any thought, you should. Especially if you are middle aged. The probability of your peer group outliving the Ohio Medicaid budget (Medicaid – is health insurance for very low income) is pretty darn good. The national average for nursing home care is $70,000/year. To have care in the home five days/week at 20 hours per week is around $20,000/year.
May I suggest that you start educating yourself on the topic of long term care – should you ever need it.
On Thursday, there will be a public forum entitled, “Understanding Medicaid and Long Term Care: Who’s Going to Pay & Why.” A forum is a dialogue – a place to ask questions and get answers.
It will take place at the Erie County Office Building, (downtown), 3rd floor, 247 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.
The forum starts at 10 a.m. and concludes at noon. The speakers will be Valerie Rimboch, Medicaid Caseworker, Erie County Dept. of Job & Family Services; Ben Lindsley, Long Term Care Insurance Agent; Michael Brumbaugh, attorney and counselor at law.