It’s an all too common story; adult children dealing with their parents’ long term care. The experience often leads those adult children to consider how they will pay for long term care for themselves should they end up needing it too.
Kay Anderson’s mother, Edith, passed away last year at age 96. Edith, like most Americans, assumed Medicare or Medicaid would pay for her long term care (LTC) needs. Unfortunately, that assumption is incorrect, and now her daughter, Kay, is dealing with the bills denied by Medicare.