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Paying for Care

If you are one of the 70 million people who provide unpaid care for a family member or friend, it's important for you to know there are some options available for the coverage of home care costs that you may not be taking advantage of.

The Pros and Cons of Long-Term Care Insurance

Is long-term care insurance a smart investment? What is it? Who should consider it? What does it cover, who's eligible and how much does it cost? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this section.

Facts about Medicare and Medicaid Coverage for Home Care

A discussion of what is and is not covered under federal programs could help you determine if the person you care for qualifies to receive benefits that could help underwrite the costs of care.

Assistance Resources

Find out if you could get paid for caregiving through the Cash and Counseling, other state programs or a long-term care insurance policy. We've also included advice on drawing up a personal care agreement to set up the terms of payment and avoid misunderstandings.

Articles, Resources & Videos

What Is Long-term Care Insurance?

Long-term care insurance can be an effective way to minimize expenses for older adults. Long-term care insurance is intended to reduce out-of-pocket costs if someone winds up needing long-term care

How to Get Paid for Being a Family Caregiver

If you're one of more than 70 million people who provide unpaid caregiving for a family member or friend -- either in that person's home or in your own -- you know that the time and energy burden can be enormous.

Medicare Coverage of Home Care

Many people mistakenly believe that Medicare provides coverage for long-term home care. It doesn't. Medicare covers only limited periods

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