Event Recap: Long-Term Care from a Health Care Perspective

Marilyn Brohm |

On April 16th our guest speaker Eileen Dunn gave her Long-Term Care from a Health Care Perspective presentation. Those in attendance said the presentation was both interesting and informative.

A couple of interesting facts from the presentation:

  • Two-thirds of current 65-year-olds will need some kind of long-term care services, and 20% will need care for longer than five years, according the Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Most long-term care is not provided in a nursing facility. 80% is provided at home or in a community facility. Source: The Caregiving Project for Older Americans ”Caregiving in America“ 2007
  • Because women tend to live longer – an average of 5 years longer, according to the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance – many women deal with long-term care issues twice: once in helping with the care of her spouse, and then after his death, she will likely need long-term care herself.

Several of our presentation attendees have requested more information regarding long-term care insurance (LTCi). We understand researching how much coverage, what type of coverage and which companies provide competitive policies can be time consuming and confusing, but we can help you.

We will help you understand whether or not you need to purchase LTCi, what your options are and how much coverage to purchase, as well as walk you through the application process. If you would like more information, please feel free to call to discuss this in more detail.