DOTHAN, AL (WSFA)- November is long term care awareness month. Many people seem to assume long term care only applies to senior citizens, for things like nursing home care, but it can impact anyone and cost thousands of dollars. With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it's a perfect time to discuss potential coverage with your family.
"If it's going to be where you will need chronic care or custodial care and it's going to be over a long term care period, that is when health insurance stops paying," said Lisa Willis an account executive with LTCI Plans, LLC.
Whether it be bad health from old age, a terrible accident as a teen, or a shocking diagnoses of Parkinson's, long term care can affect anyone. If you are not covered before the accident strikes, you could be trapped paying thousands of dollars out of your own pocket.