Managing a disability
or chronic illness

Life Events > Managing a Disability or Chronic Illness
Illness or disability can come without warning. These resources can help you plan for your current situation and the future.
Keep in mind:
Assess your current situation. Can you manage routine financial affairs such as paying bills? Can you take care of personal needs and manage your daily medication and any medical devices?
Evaluate your prognosis. Can you reasonably expect to regain important capabilities or are you likely to remain at your new level?
Consider your future circumstances. Can you foresee returning to work, and if so, will you need any accommodation? Can you remain in your home?

Long-term care insurance: Understand your options before you buy

Consider long-term care insurance if you have assets to protect or want to avoid becoming a financial burden on your family.

Advance directives: Planning ahead for your own care

An advance directive names someone to act on your behalf or outlines how you want medical decisions to be made if you're unable to do so.

6 steps to help you control your future health care costs

Our panelists offer tips you can use today to get a head start on managing health care expenses.

How do I take charge of my health care?

Understanding some of the common pitfalls of the healthcare system can save you money and safeguard your health.

How might I convey my decisions for end-of-life care?

It's important to consider what kind of medical care you would want to receive in the event of a health crisis.
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