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Articles on Planning for and Funding Eldercare

This article was provided by the National Care Planning Council. Each monthly article is written to help families recognize the need for long term care planning and to help implement that planning. All aging people, regardless of current health, should have a long term care plan.


Seniors and Retirees, Consider Using a Reverse Mortgage to Supplement Income

July 7, 2017

For many seniors and retirees, the hard-earned equity in their home is their single largest asset, yet it is unavailable to use unless they take out a home-equity loan. Conventional loans, like the home-equity, do not truly free up the equity to create a legitimate income because the money has to be paid back to the lender, with interest.

A reverse mortgage is a better way to tap into home equity without creating monthly payments and without requiring the loan to be paid back while the borrower lives in the home. Instead of making payments, the cash flow is reversed and the senior receives payments from the lender...

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Previous Articles

The National Care Planning Council (NCPC) has been publishing monthly articles on eldercare, Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Benefits for Seniors, and Long Term Care since 2006. To access these articles please visit the NCPC's Planning for Eldercare Articles page.


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Book: How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs -- Medicaid Secrets

    How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs -- Medicaid SecretsThis book, written by attorney Gabriel Heiser, is a financial and legal guide to the ins and outs of the only government program that will pay for the long term nursing home care of your family member: MEDICAID.

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Book: How to Deal with 21 Critical Issues Facing Aging Seniors

    How to Deal with 21 Critical Issues Facing Aging SeniorsAging seniors and their families are often confounded by the complexity of issues facing the elderly. This book takes a comprehensive approach to address these challenges and provide solutions.

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