You’re not family. In fact most of your family has died or consists of far away nieces or nephews and there is really no family to help you. The responsibility or burden of caring for yourself is your own. What choices do you have? Depending on your age, you have the choice to continue working and saving for retirement. Another option most individuals are unaware of is the choice to purchase long term care insurance which will pay for the care you need when you need it. This is one of the best options for an individual who is alone. A long term care policy will protect your retirement savings and give you the choice of receiving care when and where you want when the time comes. It’s a wise decision.