Michigan, lying just opposite of Canada across Lake St. Clair, also borders 4 of the 5 Great Lakes, leading to the nickname “The Great Lakes State”. This northern state’s boundaries provide it with the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world and attracting boaters from across the country to join in the recreation happening on Michigan’s 64,980 inland lakes and ponds. The Metro Detroit area is the largest metropolitan area in the state, where the auto industry was born from Henry Ford’s assembly line in Highland Park. Michigan’s rich history and outdoor leisure opportunities make it a popular destination. Nearly 15% of the state’s residents are over the age of 65 and more will soon be facing the issue of paying for their long term care. There are a number of resources available for those people looking to plan for their future health needs and protect their assets.


Michigan is one of the few states that started thinking about long term care early on; they established the Michigan Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Plan in 1995, which helps residents find affordable rates for insurance that will safeguard their assets and their health.