Options to Pay for Home Care

The below resources provide valuable information on ways to help afford the cost of care at home. From veteran’s benefits to reverse mortgages and ideas on accessing private funds, whether you have an immediate care need or are planning ahead for long term care, Independence-4-Seniors in DuPage County can help. Contact us today to learn about our in-home care services.

Downloadable Tools and Tips:

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Web Resources:

Click the links below to access resource Web sites to find out more about exercise for seniors.

Benefits Check Up
The National Council on Aging’s BenefitsCheckUp allows users to search more than 1,800 public and private benefits programs in the US to find benefits programs for which they may qualify.

Long-Term Care Insurance
ConsumerReports.org offers expert advice, recommendations and other useful information and resources pertaining to long-term care insurance.

Reverse Mortgage Calculator
AARP offers an easy-to-use calculator that will generate approximate estimates for two federally-insured reverse mortgages.

Veterans Pension Program
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides information and answers to some frequently asked questions concerning the Veterans Pension Program.

Caring for Your Parents: Paying for Home Care
PBS offers an informative Web site for those caring for aging parents which details the challenges of paying for home care services.

Viatical and Life Settlement Information
One way to get some extra money to pay for care is to sell life insurance policies prior to death. Called viatical or life settlements, these are essentially the same vehicle. A viatical settlement is the sale of a life insurance policy by the policy owner before the policy matures.

A life settlement generally refers to the sale of a life insurance policy by a policy owner for less than the face value but more than the cash-surrender value of the policy to third party investors. Read more here.

Here is a New York Times article by David Leonhardt explaining the strategy behind viatical settlements.

Boomer Tips for Parent Care
The demographics of our aging society coupled with the increased longevity of those currently older than 80 means that more boomers will be responsible, in part, for assisting with care for parents. Here are some tips for approaching that scenario.


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Quotes from our ClientsI don’t know how we would have gotten through this without you and your staff’s assistance. You probably already know this, but I feel compelled to give you a “report card” on the day staff:
Virginia: She’s an angel, and at the same time, a “whirling dervish” with a non-stop take charge energy level. I can’t say enough good things about her. She cares about her clients and their demise hurts her.
Lucy: Kind and caring. Good Activity level.
As you know, the night crew is on duty when we were generally sleeping, so we had less interaction. Monica is a good and caring person. (She called after Linda’s passing to give her condolences). So is Sue. With less demands, the night crew is different in operation. You guys have the right folks on the right shifts.
That’s what my daughter Keri and I thought. Thought you should know.
In closing, let me say that your service exceeded our expectations. I’ll definitely recommend your firm to anyone that I hear needs help.

- Thanks again, M.R.

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