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Planning for Long Term Care, with Jim Koewler

Estate planning

Elder Law and special needs attorney Jim Koewler talks about planning ahead — what do people need to plan for? When you can’t take care of yourself, and you have trouble with activities of daily living — being able to get out of bed or a chair, bathing, eating, toileting, or dressing on your own — you’re either injured (temporary) or facing a permanent change. How do you plan ahead for that financially? You can 1) do nothing, 2) buy insurance, or 3) give money away now while you’re healthy, and rely on Medicaid later on. If you pick 3, work with a long-term care attorney to find a balance of what you need to care for yourself vs. what you’re able to live without. Jim addresses all three choices.