Living Longer, Living Smarter Planning Tools
Decide Your Future.
The best time to plan for long-term care is long before you need it. Use the tools on this page to decide where you see yourself in the future and to create a plan that includes financial, health, home and community, and legal considerations.
AARP Living Longer, Living Smarter Tools
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The Long-Term Care Calculator lets you compare costs and types of care in your area. The rising cost of long-term care, coupled with an increasing array of options, can make it difficult for families to find the best, affordable care. Simply select your state and region along with the type of care needed to get your estimate. You can even compare costs in one state and region with another.
Healthy actions include taking positive steps to prevent disease and manage any chronic conditions. What many people don't know is that the government recommends screenings for women and men at different times in their life.
Home & Community
Most people want to stay in their home or community as long as possible. The AARP HomeFit Guide provides lessons, suggestions and practical solutions to help make that happen. Worksheets can help identify needs and create "To Do" lists of changes to make to your home.
Get all your documents in a row. Give your loved ones clear instructions about what you want them to do, should you need them to act for you. Prepare your advance directive to be sure your loved ones make health choices according to your wishes.