An important part of planning for long term care is deciding how to pay for it.
There are variations in costs based on the type and amount of care you need, which provider you use, and where you live. Learning more about the "rules" for when Medicare, Medicaid, or other options might pay for long term care is important and may affect your decisions.
Payment options may include:
- Personal savings or investments
- Long term care insurance *
- Health insurance
- Veterans benefits
For more information, or to discuss your particular situation, contact Erie County NY Connects:
Telephone: 716-858-8526 (local calls)
1-800-396-2705 (toll-free long distance)
contact us on-line
Erie County NY Connects
95 Franklin St., Room 1329
Buffalo, NY 14202
* For more information about long term care insurance in Erie County, check the Insurance Resource Center at http://www.erie.gov/depts/seniorservices/health/long_term_care.asp.