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Question 5 of 12 in Basics
Why should someone 45 years old worry about long term care?
It is difficult to know in advance who among us is going to need long term care. Also, it is difficult to predict who will develop a medical condition between the ages 45 and 60 that would preclude the purchase of long term care insurance -- when the potential need for assistance with ADLs is just a few years away. Another consideration is the premium, which is generally lower at younger ages. Early purchase can make long term care coverage affordable later on, particularly after retirement.