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Long-Term Care Planning Tool


The Long-Term Care Planning Tool presents users with a series of questions and then calculates their long-term care costs, available services, and financing options. Other resources are also provided to assist users in understanding their long-term care options.

This Web page enables users to view the following long-term care services and options:

  • Long-term care projected costs report
  • Long-term care services report
    • Family support and caregiving
    • Housing for aging and disabled individuals
    • Continuing care retirement communities
    • Home health services
    • Community-based services
    • Assisted living
    • Nursing homes
  • Long-term care financing report
    • Government programs
    • Family support and caregiving
    • Personal savings options
    • Private insurance options
    • Home equity options
    • Prescription drug and other assistance programs
    • Additional private insurance options
  • Resources
    • Counseling and assistance
    • Publications
    • Tools, including
      • Federal long-term care insurance program self-funding calculator
      • Federal long-term care insurance program cost calculator
      • AARP reverse mortgage calculator
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at:


Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Funding Sources

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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  • Release Date: 05/2005
  • Review Date: 01/2007
  • Recent Summary: 02/2008
  • Original Summary: 02/2006
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Last updated: December 19, 2012.