November is Long Term Care Awareness Month. But if we’re honest, it seems like the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has made all of us very aware of long term care every month this year. 

The phrase, long term care, gets used a lot. So what does it mean? Simply put, it’s the care and services someone needs to help them during a period of their life when they may not be able to care for themselves safely and adequately. That includes both medical and non-medical care. 

What do you need to know about long term care? The better question might be, what do you WANT to know about long term care?

We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you on your journey. Each of the links below will take you to a reputable organization (governmental, except where noted). We hope you’ll find this useful.


Where to start 

Information specific to long term care for veterans

Planning Guide (AARP)

How aging in place can be part of your long term care plan

Long term care insurance calculator (Genworth)

Support for caregivers involved in long term care