Owning your future is all about living well, planning early and wisely, knowing your options and taking action.
Most people look forward to retirement as a well-earned reward. However, the nest egg that took so many years to save can disappear rapidly if a person develops a need for long-term care. Studies find that about two-thirds of all Americans will likely need some type of supportive services after age 65.
Without advance planning, it can be difficult to arrange for the type and amount of care you might need. Thinking about care choices before you need them, gives you more options and more time to choose what is right for you and your family.
No one can determine the day when they will need long-term care services, but planning and preparation should occur years before the need.
- South Dakota has more than 100,000 residents age 65 and older, making the State eighth in the nation for oldest population.
- Three out of four respondents (74 percent) said ensuring a broad range of long-term care services should be a top
priority for the state.
*Source: AARP South Dakota "Long Term Care: A Survey of AARP SD Members"