More than 30 percent of Minnesotans do not know how they would pay for the long-term care the vast majority will need as they grow old, according to the 2014 Minnesota Department of Human Services State Fair survey. An additional 13 percent of respondents said they would rely on government programs to pay for long-term care. More information is available in the survey report.
A subgroup of the Own Your Future Advisory Panel recently completed the report “Financing Options to Help Minnesotans Pay for Long-Term Care.” The report lists overarching recommendations on how to help middle-income households pay for long-term care costs and how to promote greater use of existing financing products as well as strategies to encourage new approaches to the financing of long-term care.
The Own Your Future Long-Term Care Planning Guide (PDF) walks you through the key information you need to create your own long-term care plan and begin to Own Your Future! It includes some of the same information as this website but with more planning tools and places to put your notes, contacts and checklists. Order some copies to give to family members and friends.
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