I Can Buy Nursing Home Insurance. Is That The Same As A Long-Term Care Insurance?

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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Nursing home insurance is generally thought of as the predecessor of long term care insurance. Today it is possible to purchase a long term care insurance policy that only provides benefits when the insured is confined in a nursing home. It’s important to consider, however, if that is where the policyholder would want to be if he or she were well enough to stay at home and receive care.

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