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Aging in America stuck in the middle

Most of us plan for our lifestyle in retirement, but that doesn’t include the care we will require.  Over 70% of people over the age of 65 will need care of some kind whether in their home or institutions before the end of their life, yet only 7% of people in need of care are able to rely on private care options.  These are some pretty big issues for U.S. families and nobody seems to want to talk about it.  If this video doesn’t get you to start planning your retirement and the rest of your life, I’m not sure what will.  http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/aging-in-america-crisis-in-long-term-care/  As our population ages, the government can’t afford to take care of all of us and no one wants to be a burden to their loved ones.  It’s up to us to do the right planning.

*In the upcoming weeks, we’ll be interviewing Sini Ross, the Owner of BrightStar Care, an In Home Care Agency in Lake Elmo.  We’ll be asking her what she’s experiencing from the front lines of her industry and what common issues we need to address in our overall financial planning.