Test Your Long-Term Care Knowledge

MYTH or FACT?

Question 1 of 5

Since there's no cure for Alzheimer's, there's no need to plan.

Answer: Myth

Planning ahead has real benefits for you and your loved ones.

 

Question 2 of 5

Falls are inevitable as we age.

Answer: Myth

Falls are very preventable. Learn how during Older Americans Month.

 

Question 3 of 5

I can save enough on my own to cover the costs.

Answer: Myth

Less than 1/3 of Americans 50+ have begun saving for long-term care. It can be expensive and may endanger your retirement and other savings.

 

Question 4 of 5

Under Medicaid, my home is "exempt".

Answer: Myth

Eligibility criteria include a home equity limit, and most states recoup long-term care expenditures from beneficiary estates.

 

Question 5 of 5

Most people do not need long-term care.

Answer: Myth

Most people turning age 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care during their lives.


Last modified on 03/11/2020