California Partnership for Long Term Care

Conversation Primer


It isn’t easy to start a conversation with a loved one about long-term careCare given to someone who can no longer perform activities of daily living.. Whether you’re talking with your parents or letting people know about your wishes, the conversation can be emotional and overwhelming. However, it is important to talk about realistic expectations, and we’ve developed a list of questions to help guide you through this difficult topic.

Questions to ask about long-term care:

  1. Where and how do you want to spend your retirement years?
  2. What are your wishes regarding long-term care?
  3. What role do you hope your loved ones might play?
  4. What role do your loved ones expect to play?
  5. Can a family member handle the burden of care giving?
  6. If you need long-term care, what kind of setting would you prefer?
  7. What financial resources or insurance coverage are in place or might be put in place?