• Planning for Disability and Long Term Care
  • May 2, 2017 | Author: Frances M. Pantaleo
  • Law Firm: Bleakley Platt & Schmidt LLP - White Plains Office
  • Americans are living longer. We all dream of the ‘golden years’ of retirement: playing golf and tennis in a warm climate, frequent vacations and being surrounded by loving family and friends. However, with increased age, there is an increased risk of chronic and debilitating illnesses. Thirty percent of seniors between ages 65 and 75 need assistance with at least one activity of daily living. By age 75, the percentage increases to 50% and jumps to 75% by age 80.