November is LTC Awareness Month

While we’re primarily focused right now on Open Enrollment v7.0, November is also a time to be thinking about Long Term Care, both its cost and how to fund it.

One issue is a common misconception that getting older automagically means a decrease in one’s quality of life:

Most older adults and caregivers mistakenly believe that sharp declines in quality of life are inevitable with age … The majority of seniors think that depression, dementia and lack of mobility can�t be helped.”

But are they correct?

Not necessarily:

Nearly 40% of respondents are not aware that certain prescription medications can impact cognition, and only half know that certain medicines should be avoided as a person gets older.”

And that’s just the tip of that iceberg. Click on through for more.

Oh! And click here for the survey results themselves.

[Hat Tip: FoIB Randy G]