Though it’s not pleasant to contemplate, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services, an individual who is 65 years of age today has a nearly 70% chance of needing some type of long-term care in their older years. Long-term care is a blanket term that incorporates care over an extended period of time, both in your home or in a facility and it can range from general assistance with daily tasks to more comprehensive medical care. AARP reports that the national average for a private room in a nursing home is $108,405 per year and $61,776 for a home health aide.
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What is a trust?
A trust is a legal arrangement that allows a third-party (known as a trustee) to manage assets on behalf of a beneficiary or beneficiaries. A trust is set-up by a person known as the grantor, sometimes also referred to as a trustor, who determines what assets are to be added to the trust and names the trustee and beneficiaries. Property put in trust is legally owned by the trust and can be any type of asset, including cash, securities, life insurance policies, or a home or other real estate.[Read more…]