Family Care Planning
ALLIANCE supports Rosalynn Carter’s assessment of the four kinds of people in the world: “Those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need care givers.”
According to the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, seventy percent (70%) of individuals over 65 will require long term care. As advances in medicine and technology allow Americans to live longer, it is likely that we will each be faced with issues related to our own long term care as well as that of a loved one. Planning Matters. It is important to take a proactive approach to develop an effective plan. Without a plan, our future's opportunities and resources may be hindered.
In recent years, caregiving emerged as a leading concern for Baby Boomers. The economy amplified the issue for many Baby Boomers. In addition to providing care for their elderly parents, who also had limited financial options, many were faced with having their adult children moving back home because of the lack of jobs for new graduates.
We know that Planning Matters. As such, we founded the Alabama Eldercare Planning Council in May 2009 to serve as a resource for families. We have a network of professionals to assist with the planning process. This process includes financial, legal, lifestyle and health care planning. We can also help you navigate the government and public resources available.