Planning for the Unthinkable
If you have started thinking about what seems to be unthinkable...a time when you may not be able to care for yourself due to the frailty that comes with old age or from an illness such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, dementia, etc., you've come to the right place. At GracePoint Long Term Care Planning we help you create a plan that will help reduce the consequences to the physical, emotional and financial well-being of those you love that might occur should you find yourself needing care.
Jim Cates, CLTC
Jim Cates is the owner/operator of GracePoint Long Term Care Planning. Jim has earned the prestigious Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC) designation and has been selected as the Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider for Northeastern Indiana.
Jim is the author of Growing Old Without a Plan for Long Term Care is not for Sissies. Here is his explanation of why he wrote the book:
“As people have shared stories with me about their aging loved ones needing care and as I’ve gone through that experience myself, I’ve made the following observations:
• Seeing those we love reach a point in their lives where they can no longer take care of themselves is difficult.
• Trying to be their caregiver is even more challenging.
• Coming to the realization that we are no longer able to provide the care that our loved one needs is heartbreaking.
• Not knowing where the money will come from to pay for the needed care is devastating.
As we progressed through these stages with my father, we were blessed to be able to avoid the last one. I wrote this book in an effort to help you make sure that those you love will be able to say the same.”
Jim is available to speak to civic clubs, churches, and other organizations on the topics of Long Term Care Planning and Long Term Care Insurance.