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PPP Lifetime Care warns that women are not making provision

PPP Lifetime Care says older women are burying their heads in the sand when it comes to making provisions for long-term care.


The health insurer surveyed 500 women aged between 56 and 85 years and found that only 30 per cent had given any thought to care arrangements.


Although the majority had an accurate understanding of nursing home fees only 50 per cent recognised that they would be responsible for paying.


The research also found that only 12 per cent would be able to cover costs for as long as necessary, 40 per cent were sure they would not be able to cover funds even for a limited period and 30 per cent expected to have to sell their homes or liquidate other assets to meet the costs.

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