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Long-term care: Early planning pays off

It’s best to talk about long-term care early — before medical or personal care is needed. Here’s help understanding, choosing and financing long-term care.By Mayo Clinic Staff

Long-term care is a term used to describe home and community-based services for adults who need help caring for themselves.

If you’re considering long-term care options for yourself, a parent, or other friend or relative, start the research and discussions early. If you wait, an injury or illness might force your hand — leading to a decision that might not be best in the long run.

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