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Medicare will cover all long term care costs
FALSE: Medicare provides limited coverage for skilled nursing care, limited to 100 days in each benefit period, and only following a hospital stay.
Health Insurance will cover all long term care costs
FALSE: According to the American Society of Aging, long-term care is rarely covered by health insurance plans
Medicaid will cover all long term care costs and protect my assets
FALSE: Medicaid is only available to those who have depleted nearly all of their own financial resources.
Long Term Care Insurance only covers Assisted Living Facilities
FALSE: Long Term Care insurance has evolved and typically covers a broad range of services including nursing home care, assisted living facilities and adult day care.
Buying Long Term Care insurance later in life will save money
FALSE: Depending on your health, buying long term care insurance when you are older may actually cost you more even though you are paying for fewer years. As people age, their overall health often decreases. The more health issues you have, the greater your premium will be for the insurance. Therefore, you may actually pay more in total if you wait to purchase long term care insurance.