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Is long term care insurance right for you?

Recently I asked some people about their feelings regarding long term care insurance. Not surprisingly, there was a wide difference of opinion.


Related Topix: Health, Medicare

Sun Sep 14, 2014

New York Daily News

Clint Eastwood's daughter Alison helps some chimps in need

Alison Eastwood 's first exposure to an ape was on the set of dad Clint 's 1978 movie "Every Which Way But Loose," one of whose lead characters was an orangutan named Clyde. "I did play with Clyde quite a bit," Eastwood reminisced to Confidenti@l.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Thriller, Crime Movies, Dirty Harry, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Every Which Way But Loose, Celebrities, Clint Eastwood, Non-Profit, Health, Chelsea (New York, NY), Entertainment

Common Dreams

High Cost of Housing Forcing Elderly Americans to Cut Back on Food and Healthcare: Study

The high cost of housing is making it difficult for older Americans to pay for vital needs, including healthcare and food, and forcing them to live in financial insecurity into their old age, finds a recent report by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Entitled "Housing America's Older Adults-Meeting the Needs of An Aging Population," the study notes that the population of older adults in the U.S. is rapidly growing, with those aged 50 and over expected to reach 132 million by 2030.


Related Topix: Harvard University, Health, US News, Liberal Political News

The Motley Fool

5 Things Genworth Financial Inc.'s Management Wants You to Know

Shares have fallen by about 20% over the past few months, mainly because of a less-than-impressive quarterly report. However, there are a few points from Genworth's latest conference call that prospective investors should know about.


Related Topix: Health, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Pacific Daily News

Center for veteran care proposed: Consortium seeks to build one-stop facility

Team CORE: From left, retired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Ben Palacios, retired Army Sgt.


Related Topix: Health


Ohio reaches key goal in long-term-care spending

State officials say Ohio has met a key benchmark in providing long-term-care services for older and disabled residents. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the state exceeded a goal of spending at least 50 percent of its Medicaid long-term-care budget on home- and community-based services.


Related Topix: Health

Effingham Herald

Aren't they grand: 64 million-plus and not the grandparents you've met in days gone by

Most grandparenting research looks at grandparents who live with their grandchildren or the frail elderly who live in long-term care or assisted settings. That misses most of the 64 million-plus grandparents, including a large group of "midlife" About 60 percent of all adults 60 and older are grandparents, said Wendy D. Manning, who with colleagues analyzed the most recent nationally representative data to reach the estimate of 64 million - an undercount, she noted, because it doesn't include all those living in institutional settings.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Health, Kids, University of Southern California

Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Demand, costs on the rise for long-term elder care

It's no secret: None of us are getting any younger, and more people who are growing old are living longer than ever before. But what most of us tend to shove to the back of our minds is the cost of getting old - a price tag that only gets bigger with each passing year beyond retirement age.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicare, Health, Fresno, CA, Fresno County, CA

The Progress

Woman to stand trial for stealing from late mother

By Jeff Corcino Staff Writer Deborah Hilliard, 57, of DuBois, who is accused of stealing from her late mother, had all charges bound over for court following a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge James Hawkins yesterday in DuBois. Hilliard is accused of stealing her mother, Bertha Smeltzer's retirement money and using Smeltzer's Discover credit card for her own personal purposes instead of using them to pay for her mother's care at the DuBois Nursing Home and pay her prescription drug costs.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Clearfield County, PA, Health

Sentinel & Enterprise

Home can stay home for more city seniors

Leominster Housing Authority Executive Director Gene Capoccia and Montachusett Home Care Corporation Executive Director Gregory Giuliano signed an agreement to provide elder care to all residents of the Lapierre East building on Spruce Street Friday morning. Resident Irene Belrose, 92, listens to the answer to one of her questions after the signing of the agreement.


Related Topix: Leominster, MA, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Non-Profit, Health

Edmonton Journal

Opinion: Travesty for patients, taxpayers

When continuing care beds do not exist, alternate-level-of-care patients are slapped with the unfortunate moniker "bed blockers" for occupying the far more costly acute-care beds in hospitals. Our Alberta hospitals are overflowing with alternate-level-of-care patients.


Related Topix: Health, Canada, Opinion

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus lawyer gives up all guardianship cases

A Columbus lawyer who a few months ago boasted that he probably acted as guardian for more people than anyone else in the nation has resigned from all his cases and briefly checked himself into a local hospital for mental-health treatment. Aug. 26. He once had about 400 wards; now the hundreds he had left have been temporarily put in the custody of Groveport attorney John Mashburn until the court can find permanent guardians.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Columbus, OH, Groveport, OH, Franklin County, OH, Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Daily Democrat

Assemblywoman to explore role of men as caregivers

Assemblywoman Mariko Yamada, who chairs the Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee, announced the sixth installment of the "Faces of Aging" informational hearing series, "Role Reversals: When Men Become the Caregivers." The Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care is conducting a series of informational hearings to explore the intersection of California's rapidly aging population, its increasing diversity, and the competencies necessary to meet future needs.


Related Topix: Health, California

The Jackson Sun

Bethel adds satellite campus in ClevelandBethel adds satellite campus ...

Bethel adds satellite campus in Cleveland New site results from partnership with Life Care Centers of America Check out this story on A partnership between Life Care Centers of America and Bethel University will result in the establishment of a Bethel satellite campus in Cleveland, Tennessee. The satellite campus will be housed in the former First Tennessee Bank property on Raider Drive in Cleveland.


Related Topix: Cleveland, TN, Medicine, Nursing, Health


$134M Primary Children's Hospital expansion almost complete

A need for space and a changing health care environment are driving the expansion of Primary Children's Hospital , which is set to open in early October. The 240,000-square-foot addition, connected to the existing hospital with a 300-foot skybridge over Mario Capecchi Drive, brings six levels including 67 new exam rooms and dozens of offices that will house faculty and clinicians from 40 University of Utah departments.


Related Topix: University of Utah, Health, Family, Kids


Why health care is the ultimate retirement wildcard

When it comes to health, wealth and happiness, it turns out the first - health - is the key ingredient to achieving the other two. Yet healthcare costs are seldom factored into traditional retirement planning models.


Related Topix: Health

Northern Life

City should fight for lower hospital parking fees: Huska

Mayoral candidate Jeff Huska used his latest campaign announcement to push for reduced parking rates at Health Sciences North. File photo Mayoral candidate Jeff Huska said this week the city could be doing more to advocate for lower parking fees at Health Sciences North.


Related Topix: Health

The Arizona Republic

SE Valley senior-care demand pushing availability

SE Valley senior-care demand pushing availability Healthier, working longer, many Americans retire well off, wanting upscale senior facilities Check out this story on Stories of senior citizens getting lost, placing a dog dish with a hot dog and no water on a stove, causing damage while driving, falling down and unable to get up create worrisome pictures of aging, especially for their adult children. Not all seniors, however, face memory loss and dementia that might endanger their lives and perhaps others' as they age.


Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Health, Mesa, AZ


Financial Planners: Specialize In Seniors

The senior market in America represents a prime target for financial planners and insurance agents for many reasons. Long-term care , estate planning and asset management are just some of the lucrative services needed by the elderly, and a growing number of financial planning professionals and firms are able to specialize exclusively in this segment of the population.


Related Topix: Estate Planning, Personal Finance, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Medical News Today

Public Policy & Aging Report sets national agenda for long-term care

The number of Americans needing long-term care - also called long-term services and supports - is projected to more than double to 27 million by 2050. Approximately 70 percent of people over the age of 65 will rely on some form of LTSS for an average of three years.


Related Topix: Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen)