Authored by: Bridget Quijada
When was the last time you heard about a data breach or saw identity theft scroll across your screen as a headline? Probably way too recently. For me, it was just this evening on the news, another somber sounding anchor reporting on why consumers should be careful about giving out credit card information online.
For most of us the conversation isn’t whether or not we’ll need long term care, but rather when. According to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services as many as 70% of those turning 65 years of age are likely to require long-term care, meaning that it probably makes sense to start planning for this as an eventuality rather than a possibility.
As we age, the odds of incurring an injury or major illness that will prevent us from performing simple daily functions increase substantially. Today, one in three people over the age of 65 will require assisted care of some sort. Past age 75 the odds increase to where one in two will need nursing care.