Thanksgiving and the winter holidays are upon us. Families will be getting together and need something to talk about besides politics, sports, or the weather. "So why bring up long-term care?" says Les Robinson of LesLtc. "It's an important topic that may be hard to bring up at other times."
"According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 70% of us over age 65 will need long-term care at some point," says Robinson, who represents LesLtc in IL,OH,NY,TX,VA,MI,WA,SC,AK,PA,NJ,FL . “And when you reflect that several family members may be at risk, the odds of some impact on everyone may approach 100%.”
Robinson recommends broaching the LTC issue at the Thanksgiving table or when together at Christmas, Honnukah, or another December holiday. “When will there ever be a better time?” Robinson asks. “Everyone will be in one place and in a receptive mood."
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“Why not take advantage of family get-togethers when talking at other times may be problematic?” Robinson asks. “Make time for side conversations that affect everyone’s future wealth and happiness.”
Robinson provides long-term care planning and insurance for families and organizations in IL,OH,NY,TX,VA,MI,WA,SC,AK,PA,NJ,FL and refers inquirers to colleagues covering other parts of the country.