Here is an excerpt of an outstanding article we read on Yahoo finance:
Could you withstand a half million dollar or more hit to your retirement savings? Even for many one percenters that could be the difference between a comfortable retirement and destitution. Yet, the odds that you may someday get this hit are uncomfortably high.
Long-term care costs are a wild card that can wipe out the most careful lifetime investment planning. And the event is so random and capricious that it’s difficult to impossible to simulate in a financial plan. And no matter how carefully you have saved, how good your asset allocation plan and investment strategy is, the results may be ruined if you, your spouse, or another family member need long-term care.