Options to Pay for Care

Downloadable Tools and Tips:
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Web Resources:
Click the links below to access resource Web sites to find out more about options to pay for care.

BenefitsCheckUp
The National Council on Aging’s BenefitsCheckUp allows users to search more than 1,800 public and private benefits programs in the US to find benefits programs for which they may qualify.

Long-Term Care Insurance
ConsumerReports.org offers expert advice, recommendations and other useful information and resources pertaining to long-term care insurance.

Reverse Mortgage Calculator
AARP offers an easy-to-use calculator that will generate approximate estimates for two federally-insured reverse mortgages.

Veterans Pension Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides information and answers to some frequently asked questions concerning the Veterans Pension Program.

Caring for Your Parents: Paying for Home Care
PBS offers an informative Web site for those caring for aging parents which details the challenges of paying for home care services.

Who Pays for Home Care Services?
This informative fact sheet breaks down the different ways to pay for home care services, courtesy of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice.

Boomer Tips for Parent Care
The demographics of our aging society coupled with the increased longevity of those currently older than 80 means that more boomers will be responsible, in part, for assisting with care for parents. Here are some tips for approaching that scenario.