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Alzheimer’s and Long Term Care

Alzheimer’s and Long Term Care

Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the country, the fourth-most common reason for needing long term care. It is also the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. Based on mortality data from 2000-2008, death rates have declined for most major diseases while deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have risen 66 percent during the same period.

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Is Long Term Care Insurance Worth it?

Is Long Term Care Insurance Worth it?

The recent decision by the Obama administration to abandon the long-term-care provision in health-care reform turns the issue of how to pay for the vastly expensive Home care, assisted-living or nursing-home long term care, that 7 out of 10 Americans* will require, back to the individual. This turn of events coincides with National Long Term Care Awareness Month in November, and offers a timely opportunity to evaluate your future options for long-term care. Each American has to measure the value and their risks when determining if Long Term Care insurance is worth it.

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Protecting the Independence we Celebrate on July 4th

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “At least 70 percent of people over age 65 will require some long-term care services at some point in their lives.” After the age of 65, 70% of people will need long-term care. Additionally 40% of the people receiving long-term care are working age adults between the ages of 18-64. The statistics speak to prudently looking at your risk of losing your independence.

Independence day is the perfect opportunity to ensure that you and your family will remain independent if the need for long-term care arises? This advice comes from LTC Financial Partners, a leading long-term care insurance agency representing multiple carriers.

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June is National Home Safety Month: Keep Your Senior Citizen Parent’s Home Safe on the Outside.

June is National Home Safety Month: Keep Your Senior Citizen Parent’s Home Safe on the Outside.

Are your caring aging parents still living in their home? June’s National Home Safety Month offers you the perfect opportunity to ensure that their home is as safe on the outside as it is inside. Nine out of ten thefts against Senior citizens are property thefts. Taking an assessment of the exterior of their home and making corrections and repairs as needed can prevent many of the accidents, injuries and crimes against senior citizens. Ask yourself if outdoor area of their home conforms to these standards?

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What Will Long-Term Care Cost You and Your Family? 3 in 4 Need More

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services warns, “Contrary to what many people believe, Medicare and private health insurance programs do not pay for the majority of long-term care services that most people need—help with personal care such as dressing or using the bathroom independently. Planning is essential for you to be able to get the care you might need.” The nationwide campaign 3 in 4 need more is dedicated to educating Americans on planning for their long-term needs.

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June is National Home Safety Month: Keep Your Aging Parents Safe –Home Security and Burglary Prevention

Protecting Your Aging Parents from Home Invasion for National Home Safety Month

June is National Home Safety Month and the perfect opportunity to ensure that your aging parents’ home is as safe and secure from home intrusion and theft. Nine out of ten thefts against Senior citizens are property thefts. The FBI reports that homes where women or senior citizens are alone are prime targets for home invasions. There are many things that can be done to increase the level of protection for women or seniors that are alone in an apartment or a house for long periods during the day or evening.

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June is National Home Safety Month: Keep Your Aging Parents Safe from Accidental Fires at Home

June is National Home Safety Month and the perfect opportunity to ensure that your aging parents’ home is as safe for them as the home they raised you in was for you. Fires and burns are second largest cause of accidental injuries and deaths in the home for aging adults. Actual burns or asphyxiation from smoke or toxic fumes are the major problems and Senior Citizens are frequent victims. Fire and burns in the home cause over 3900 deaths each year. The Center for Disease Control offers the following tips to help you prevent a fire in your parent’s home.

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Will State and Federally Funded Programs Cover My Long Term Care Needs? 3 in 4 Need More.

Will State and Federally Funded Programs Cover My Long Term Care Needs?  3 in 4 Need More.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, “At least 70 percent of people over age 65 will require some long-term care services at some point in their lives.” Once reaching the age of 65, 3 out of 4 Americans will need long term care. The nationwide campaign 3 in 4 need more is dedicated to educating Americans on planning for their long-term needs.
Will state or federally funded programs cover your long-term needs? To answer that question we need to look at the two government funded programs they assume might meet their needs.

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National Home Safety Month: Your Aging Parents’ Safety

National Home Safety Month:  Your Aging Parents’ Safety

June is National Home Safety Month: Keep Your Aging Parents Safe from Accidental Falls at Home. The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control sites falls as the leading cause of fatalities for older adults. Over half of all falls occur in the home and people  age 65 and over accounted for 15,800 fatalities from [...]

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Is Your Business Ready For The CLASS Act?

Many companies seem conflicted by a key part of the recent Health Reform legislation, the CLASS Act, which will offer a form of long term care insurance for working people who may become disabled. “CLASS” stands for Community Living Assistance Services and Supports, and the program, a legacy of the late Senator Edward Kennedy, is [...]

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