What does it cover?
Long-term care insurance policies typically cover nursing home stays, community services such as adult day care, in-home care and assisted living facilities. Be sure to consider your desired type of care and choose a policy that covers you in that area. In other words, if your plan is to stay with your daughter in her home, then be sure you will be able to receive benefits in that setting.
A policy covering three to five years of care is the most cost-effective option for most people. However, if you are concerned about care for Alzheimers disease or other types of dementia, you may want to consider more comprehensive coverage.