Alternative Financial Solutions
There are short-term financing options available for your long-term plan. If you are waiting for a house to sell, benefits to arrive, or simply want to explore additional funding options to pay for your care and service. You may want to consider:
• Bridge Loan
• Real Estate
• Long Term Care Insurance
• Life Insurance
• Community Entrance Fee or buy-in
Are you challenged with paying for senior living while waiting for your home to sell, Veterans or insurance benefits to begin or another financial event to occur? Or maybe the timing isn’t right to sell an investment, or for tax purposes it’s better to borrow.
A Bridge Loan may provide peace of mind by “bridging your family’s funding gap”, often in 24 hours* or less:
• Interest only payments
• Competitive rates, origination fee and terms
• No upfront out of pocket expenses
• Loan fills gap while waiting for Veterans and other benefits to become available, generally up to 12 months
Real Estate Program
We understand life changes and a time comes when you may be looking to downsize, move into a retirement community, assisted living community, or in with a family or a friend. Where do you start and how do you assist a family member who is three blocks or three states away?
You may want to consider working with a Realtor who is certified with an expertise in working with seniors; a Senior Real Estate Specialist or SRES. Their knowledge of your local market can assist you every step of the way. Other services that may be available to you include:
• Potential discounts on packing, moving, staging
• Local agents who know the market
• Tag sales, auctions, junk removal
• Home loans available if one owner is staying home
• Funding available for repairs or moving costs
You have paid premiums over the years to provide protection and security for yourself and your family. Now that you are considering senior living, you may decide to access your policies to pay for care.
Long-Term Care Insurance Claims Assistance
Many families are unaware of the complexities and time involved in preparing and filing Long Term Care insurance claims. Additionally, most owners of Long Term Care policies do not realize the ongoing tasks required to properly manage an ongoing claim process. Often, policies have an elimination period or waiting period that ranges from 90 to 180 days where no insurance funds are paid. You may want to consider speaking with a specialist such as Elderlife for help in reviewing your current policy, and learn about a free one-hour consultation and support in managing and expediting the claim process for a fee. If you need access to funds during this elimination period, a Bridge Loan could assist in paying for care until your policy kicks in.
In many cases, if you own a life insurance policy, there may be an alternative way to use your policy. Depending on your situation and policy, you may be able to sell or borrow against a life insurance policy to pay for senior housing and/or care expenses. With some programs, you can potentially preserve a portion of the insurance benefit for your designated beneficiaries and still obtain proceeds today.
Community Entrance Fee
Perhaps you need help moving to a Life Care Retirement Community (LCRC) before your home has sold, without being required to liquidate assets. A personal consultation with a CCRC Sales Specialist is the first step to determine the most appropriate options available to you.
For families that have assets or equity in a home, you may want to consider speaking with a specialist such as Elderlife to arrange a free consultation with a partner who offers a monthly income product that may cover ongoing expenses. This product may help cover the costs of private pay care without spending all of one’s wealth. This income can be used for anything, including paying for living, medical or care expenses.
If you are interested in learning more about alternative Financial Solutions – please call 888-325-8601.
The Financial Concierge programs are being offered by Elderlife Financial Services and Elder Resource Benefits Consulting1. Both are independent companies not affiliated with Benchmark Senior Living LLC. Any arrangements will be between you, Elderlife Financial Services, Elder Resource Benefits Consulting and Benchmark will not be a party to these arrangements. Benchmark may pay a fee to Elderlife in connection with the Elderlife and Elder Resource Benefits Consulting programs.