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The Healthcare Conversation You Need To Have Now

I came across this article in Forbes magazine and thought it was worth sharing.  This is relevant to anyone with aging parents – it puts protection in place for them and gives you peace of mind.


Boomer + Sandwich Generation + Club Sandwich + Boomerang = Financial Instability

The Sandwich Generation was a term coined by Dorothy Miller in 1981 to describe adult children who were “sandwiched” between their aging parents and their own maturing children.  There is even a term for those of us who are in our 50’s or 60’s with elderly parents, adult children and grandchildren – the Club Sandwich.   More recently, the Boomerang Generation (the estimated 29% of adults ranging in ages 25 to 34, who live with their parents), are adding to the financial pressures as Boomers head into retirement. It is estimated that by 2026, 1 in 5 Canadians will be older than 65. This means fewer adults to both fund and provide for elder care.  Today, it is likely that the average married couple will have more living parents than they do children.

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Start a family conversation about elder care

BY David Wm. Brown and Sarah Brown

Starting a conversation about someone’s age is a sure way to be the least popular person in the room. But while this is a no-go territory for cocktail party chatter, it’s a conversation you need to have with your parents.

Statistics Canada tells us that in 2007, people aged 45 to 64 paid for 75% of elder care. And now, a new generation is realizing that when their parents need long-term care, they’ll be called upon to fund it.

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Long-term care insurance: Most claims paid at home

By Barbara Feldman for SmallBizAdvisor

The cost of long-term care can represent a significant expense for many Canadians, which is why long-term care insurance (LTCI) can help bring peace of mind. One thing to consider: LTCI isn’t just for people in long-term care facilities any more.

Read Long-term care insurance for an aging workforce.

Karen Henderson, founder of Long Term Care Planning Network, notes that LTCI used to be called “nursing-home insurance,” although nine-tenths of Canada’s elderly and those suffering from chronic illness or disability are cared for by family members, and four-fifths of those suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementias are cared for in their own homes.

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