Three Ways to Pay for Long-term Care

Secret Cost-Saving  Strategies

Long-term care is expensive, right?!
We’ve been grappling with how to pay for care in our online support groups, and have three tips to share.

mom with dementia, daughter helping with paperwork

211.org This free service is the most comprehensive source of locally curated social services information. Available 24/7–call, text or chat.
State Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
This nonprofit gives free advice about Medicare programs that could provide financial assistance. Call to schedule an appointment with someone from your state.
Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
This is a Medicare and state-specific “shared care” program for those who qualify. (You don’t necessarily need to spend down assets like you would to qualify for Medicaid.) It is not available in every state.

One support group participant was so excited that they qualified and will receive help through this program!

If you need more strategies to pay for care (or have a good idea to share), jump on our next support group call.