CARP Home Care Assistance
The pandemic has highlighted the growing desire of Canadian seniors to age in place. A 2020 survey1 told us the majority want to continue living at home vs. a retirement home or long term care facility. And while over 70% of Canadians 65-plus will ultimately need future care due to aging, surgery recovery, accident or illness2, government funding for home care is limited at best. What’s more, many are placed in hospitals or transferred to a care facility because they can’t engage in the activities of daily living. Yet with a little support, they could remain at home.
A better strategy for the day you can no longer care for yourself
CARP Home Care Assistance is a personal care plan, a reimbursement insurance program that allows you to be a consumer of care, with complete control over the care you are provided. It helps protect your independence and savings, while maintaining your dignity during one of the most disruptive and expensive times in life.
CARP Home Care Assistance lets you receive the care you need in the comfort of your own home. Benefits can help you pay for home care equipment, supplies and services, prepared meals, transportation, home renovations, and even a personal support worker who can assist you with laundry, homemaking, groceries, community outings and personal care – whatever you need. You decide where and how to utilize the resources of your policy.
Aptly named CARP Home Care Assistance, a benefit of Simplified Long Term Care Insurance for CARP Members, provides CARP members with home care assistance at the time when they most need support.
Program partners, MyDignity have over 40 years’ experience in long term care insurance. As one of the largest providers in Canada, their expertise with issues concerning long term care insurance, and commitment to client education is second to none.
- The MyDignity advantage: Their specialists will assess your support requirements and explain your options, then design a coverage solution that best meets your needs and budget.
- Affordable, easy to obtain: $50,000 coverage starts at $53.20 monthly for a male age 50, with savings for couples applying together. It’s just a simple application with a health declaration.
- Your acceptance requires no medical underwriting.
- Most are approved, no waiting period for benefits.
- Even those previously declined for traditional long term care insurance may qualify.
It’s easy to start planning your care, your way
Our plans offer an overall maximum benefit amount of $50,000 or $100,000 tax-free over the policyholder’s lifetime3.
Home Care Benefits
CARP Home Care Assistance offers reimbursement for essential services, supplies and equipment while physically or cognitively dependent and residing at home.
AVAILABLE BENEFITS include:
- A personal support worker (PSW) or certified nursing assistant, including a registered nurse
- Home conversion expenses, prepared meals from outside the home, registered specialists and much more...
Health Plan Benefits
All of our plans offer reimbursement for eligible expenses due to illness or injury. You can access these valuable benefits without having to qualify under traditional long term care requirements.
AVAILABLE BENEFITS include:
- Hospitalization, convalescent hospital
- Diagnostic laboratory tests, medical second opinion
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and much more...
Insurance policies administered by MyDignity Inc.
Simplified Long Term Care Insurance for CARP Members is administered by MyDignity Inc. and offered by The McLennan Group Life Insurance Inc. Acceptance subject to certain conditions and restrictions. Product may not be available in all provinces. Terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions apply, see policy or a MyDignity representative for details. Life and Health Plans offered by The McLennan Group Life Insurance Inc. Auto & Home and Pet Programs and Small Business Liability Insurance offered by The McLennan Group Insurance Inc.
1 Pandemic Perspectives on Ageing in Canada in Light of COVID-19: Findings from a National Institute on Ageing/TELUS Health National Survey, October 2020. 2 Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association. 3 Plan qualifies as a Private Health Services Plan. Premiums can be used towards a medical expense tax credit or a business expense. Certain conditions apply. Any benefits received are non-taxable. 4 National Institute on Ageing White Paper, The Future Co$t of Long-Term Care in Canada. October 2019.