Friday, November 29, 2019

November is LTC Awareness Month

While we're primarily focused right now on Open Enrollment v7.0, November is also a time to be thinking about Long Term Care, both its cost and how to fund it.

One issue is a common misconception that getting older automagically means a decrease in one's quality of life:

"Most older adults and caregivers mistakenly believe that sharp declines in quality of life are inevitable with age ... The majority of seniors think that depression, dementia and lack of mobility can’t be helped."

But are they correct?

Not necessarily:

"Nearly 40% of respondents are not aware that certain prescription medications can impact cognition, and only half know that certain medicines should be avoided as a person gets older."

And that's just the tip of that iceberg. Click on through for more.

Oh! And click here for the survey results themselves.

[Hat Tip: FoIB Randy G]
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