Most people are completely unprepared to pay for any costs associated with “care-giving” because it never occurred to them that at some point in the future they may very, well need help as they age.
And unfortunately if you haven’t purchased a LTC policy by the time you are in your 50’s, the premium will be very expensive later on, especially if you have developed some health issues and qualifying for the insurance will now be difficult and or too expensive to obtain.
Everyday a senior experiences either a fall, a stroke or a medical procedure that will require nursing and help of some sort within the home and since few people have purchased Long Term Care Insurance, they and their family will find themselves in a crisis to come up with a solution.
If the senior has a substantial amount of money they have saved over the years, they could use it to pay for their care but if they don’t then maybe it will be the adult children who will have to use their own funds to cover the expenses associated with hiring a service to take care of the family member who needs it.
And a very frightening fact is that 70% of those who are 65 or older will have some sort of situation happen where they are going to need help and they won’t have any way to pay for it.
Typically it becomes the responsibility of a family member and the burden of that responsibility is extremely difficult as it up ends the family dynamic, the caregiver is unqualified to care for the parent and their own life becomes overwhelmed and in some cases, they develop serious health issues of their own due to the ongoing stress of being a caregiver.
An excellent option for the entire family is to use funds from a Reverse loan to pay the costs, plus any cash reserves the senior and their family may have, will be protected from being drawn down and the real fear of running out of money is eliminated.
I have found that more Financial Advisors are suggesting this alternative to their clients and families in lieu of drawing down on their investments and possibly experiencing tax consequences and it is an excellent solution to use to pay for the care-giving expenses and removes the fear and stress a family is experiencing when they don’t have the funds to pay for the services that are needed for the family member.
Funds from a Reverse loan is an excellent option to consider to cover these costs and relieve the worry and burden the senior and their family.