Respect for elders is central to many families as old age should be honored and celebrated. Planning for the aging process before someone gets to the latter stages of losing mobility and independence is important. Sooner or later, something will happen which causes people to need help from another person. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, there are about 44 million Americans providing informal care each year for adult family members and friends with chronic illnesses or conditions that prevent them from handling daily activities such as bathing, managing medications or preparing meals on their own.

Providing for your family member’s long-term care can be very expensive, physically, emotionally and financially. At I & E Planning we help you craft a long-term care plan, also known as an extended care plan, that can be tailored to fit your needs and your budget. A few minutes with one of our advisors and you can be on your way to creating a solution that works you and your family.

Will You Need Care? 
A 65-year-old has an almost 70% chance of needing long term care in their lifetime.

Women & Long Term Care
On average, women will need care for 3.7 years. That’s 1.5 years longer than the average for men.

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Quality of life and longevity…. we see people who have plenty of money, but cannot enjoy it because of failing health. We also see healthy people who have not saved enough and end up living on Social Security alone.

Healthspan is the quality of life, while lifespan is the duration of life. Memories over money! If you have a bucket list why wait? Tomorrow is not guaranteed. With help from your advisors at I&E Planning, you’ll have an income plan for spending and an estate plan that satisfies you.

As part of an overall wellness program, regular visits to doctors and dentists are just as important as diet, exercise and a good night’s sleep. Your health will influence your future and your loved ones, too. Will you be able to help them when they need your help? Will you need help from them? Creating a plan around your physical health can directly affect your mobility, independence and the monetary need you may have for long-term care.

When people experience emotional health challenges such as depression, stress and anxiety a ripple effect can result. A recent report suggests Americans spends between $287 and $471 per month on expenses related to emotional health. How we choose to spend our time and how we spend our money influence the way we feel. A written financial plan will help identify priorities and focus.

Taking care of your mental health costs $287 a month. If you were to add direct costs, indirect costs, physical health and medicinal costs, the monthly spend on mental health for the average of American could be anywhere up to $471.80. Mental Health and Personal Finance Statistics | Self

A financial check up will provide validation of the areas that are on-track and expose any areas that are not. A system to follow with proper guidance can help get you to your goals more efficiently. Saving time and money, reducing stress and celebrating accomplishments are some of the benefits of your focus on financial health.