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Long Term Care News Jun 2008

Long-term bouts with hay fever worsen ability to breathe through your nose
Alexandria, VA – New evidence for the first time suggests that people suffering from hay fever (allergic rhinitis) will over time experience a progressive worsening of their nasal passage functioning, depending on how long they have the disorder, according to a new study published in the June 2008 edition of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 04:06:46 GMT)

Ohio Tweaks Long-Term Care Budget Process - 6/1/2008
Almost 7 out of 10 people turning 65 will at some point in their lives need long term care. Due to the ever increasing number of baby-boomers reaching that retirement age the state of Ohio is finishing up tweaking their unified long-term care budget process. (Sun, 01 Jun 2008 23:49:13 GMT)

Ten things you need to know about long-term-care insurance
Now living longer than ever before, two out of five Americans will eventually need long-term care at some point in their lives. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 04:31:25 GMT)

Good long-term care revolves around residents
Over the last several months, I have written about my personal experiences with long-term care as well as aspects of the culture change movement which began in the early 1990s. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 07:32:23 GMT)

Ability To Breathe Through Your Nose Worsened By Long-Term Bouts With Hay Fever
New evidence for the first time suggests that people suffering from hay fever (allergic rhinitis) will over time experience a progressive worsening of their nasal passage functioning, depending on how long they have the disorder, according to a new study published in the June 2008 edition of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 08:13:18 GMT)

Private foster care program leads to better long-term health
Adults who were placed in a private, enhanced foster care program as teenagers appear to have significantly fewer mental disorders, ulcers and cardiometabolic problems (diabetes, hypertension or heart disease) but more respiratory disorders than those who were placed in public programs, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (Mon, 02 Jun 2008 20:10:28 GMT)

Good long-term care revolves around residents
Over the last several months, I have written about my personal experiences with long-term care as well as aspects of the culture change movement which began in the early 1990s. (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 00:45:12 GMT)

Insurance agent to discuss long-term care
Michael Petrilli, with New York Life Insurance, will be at the Carolina House of Hilton Head at 10 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. today at 35 Beach City Road for an informative speaking engagement on Long-Term Care Insurance. Refreshments will be served. Space is limited. (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 04:04:39 GMT)

Long-term care costs higher in Florida
The cost of long-term care for the elderly is as much as 11 percent higher in Florida than the national average, according to a new report from Genworth Financial. (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 13:38:11 GMT)

Iraqis alarmed by long-term treaty with US - Feature
Baghdad - As Washington and Baghdad scramble to complete their negotiations over an agreement that would forge their long-term relations, Iraqis are alarmed by how much military authority the US will have over their country in the future. With its UN... (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 14:13:38 GMT)

Long-term care costs higher in Florida
The cost of long-term care for the elderly is as much as 11 percent higher in Florida than the national average, a report from Genworth Financial shows. (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 14:24:45 GMT)

Long-term care celebrates new improvements
The Fairview Health Complex has finished installing new upgrades to the special-care ward. The ribbon was cut at around 2 pm last Thursday, officially making the wards’ modern facelift complete. (Tue, 03 Jun 2008 19:08:45 GMT)

New 60-bed long-term care hospital planned for Lee
A Boca Raton-based company is planning to build a 60-bed long-term care hospital in Lee County at a site that has yet to be determined, according to an announcement from Promise Healthcare Inc. (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 01:49:49 GMT)

Good long-term care revolves around residents
Over the last several months, I have written about my personal experiences with long-term care as well as aspects of the culture change movement which began in the early 1990s. (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 02:45:12 GMT)

Free long-term care workshop coming up
The number of people who begin planning for long-term care during a crisis may only be outnumbered by those who don't understand or think about the decisions involved at all. ... (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 04:32:28 GMT)

Health care reform lagging: report
Five years after Canada’s provinces and territories signed on to a long-term overhaul of their health-care systems, governments are lagging in their promises to improve access to primary and home care, and to protect individuals from financial hardship resulting from drug costs, according to a report from the Health Council of Canada. (Wed, 04 Jun 2008 14:13:09 GMT)

Good long-term care revolves around residents
Over the last several months, I have written about my personal experiences with long-term care as well as aspects of the culture change movement which began in the early 1990s. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 01:02:30 GMT)

Long Term Care - A Health Qualifying Product
Baby boomers and senior boomers are getting bombarded with sales pitches about their futures, their retirement and getting old. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 09:12:00 GMT)

Primary care following Fujitsu
However primary care IT representatives believe it could prove to be a further step along the path to GPs having a long-term choice of systems, although conversely there are also suggestions that it could also extend the dominance of either of the two remaining LSPs and the drive towards single system solutions. (Thu, 05 Jun 2008 14:43:36 GMT)

Good long-term care revolves around residents
Over the last several months, I have written about my personal experiences with long-term care as well as aspects of the culture change movement which began in the early 1990s. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 01:01:18 GMT)

Improved Foster Care Reduces Risk Of Adult Mental And Physical Illness, Study Finds
In the first controlled follow-up study ever to examine the long-term health effects of foster care programs, researchers from Harvard Medical School showed that the extremely high rates of mental and physical disorders typically found among adult alumni of public foster care programs were significantly reduced among alumni of a private foster care program staffed by highly trained social ... (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 01:12:56 GMT)

Court of Appeals: State responsible for Pierce County long-term mental health patients
The state Court of Appeals Division II has upheld the results of Pierce County's lawsuit against the State of Washington regarding the provision of long-term mental health inpatient services. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 12:13:35 GMT)

Children Grow Up Healthier in Enriched Foster Care
A new study finds big, long-term health payoffs in both the mental and physical well-being of those raised in foster care when extra services, such as tutoring and summer camps, are added. (Fri, 06 Jun 2008 21:01:49 GMT)

Good long-term care revolves around residents
Over the last several months, I have written about my personal experiences with long-term care as well as aspects of the culture change movement which began in the early 1990s. (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 00:45:16 GMT)

Research, planning can increase long-term care options
Nearly 70 percent of all today's 65-year-olds will need long-term care, researchers say. Twenty percent of those people will need it for more than five years, according to a study sponsored by the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry. (Sat, 07 Jun 2008 15:53:54 GMT)

Good long-term care revolves around residents
Over the last several months, I have written about my personal experiences with long-term care as well as aspects of the culture change movement which began in the early 1990s. (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 05:45:13 GMT)

Long-term care questions answered
The Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio will answer questions on planning for long-term care 5 to 7 p.m. July 2 at its "Own Your Future" forum at the Mason Community Center, 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road. (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 09:48:00 GMT)

What you should know about long-term care insurance
By 2030, more than 20 percent of U.S. citizens will be over age 65. Today's elders are faced with dramatically rising health-care costs while benefits are being cut. (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 10:17:13 GMT)

Short-term downturn expected for commodities
The markets for oil and metals are undergoing a correction that fund managers say could take some prices down by 10 percent to 20 percent, but the long-term upward trend seems intact and a decline is only likely to draw in more investors. (Sun, 08 Jun 2008 10:43:05 GMT)

Understanding long-term care is vital
Living into your early 70s used to be common; now increasingly more people are living into their 80s and 90s. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 06:46:44 GMT)

Foster care alternatives sought
It’s long been the state’s goal to more quickly find permanent homes for children who otherwise would languish in foster care. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition) (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 12:33:54 GMT)

Experts discuss senior care
The affordability and availability of long-term care for a growing senior population is a major issue confronting state and local officials. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 14:53:27 GMT)

Long-term care discussed at professional expo
People are living longer, dying slower and spending more money to do it. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 14:57:12 GMT)

Education Needed for Long-term Care Insurance
CHICAGO----No one likes to think about relying on long-term care. But the reality is that any person could fall victim to a disability or need chronic care because of aging. New research from Mintel suggests that many Americans are not prepared for these possibilities. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 15:03:00 GMT)

Rep. Williams pleased with long-term care legislation
The Tennessee State Legislature has had a productive year, dealing with such diverse issues as long-term health care, medical malpractice, lottery scholarships and competitive cable. State Rep. Kent Williams (R-4) addressed some of these issues and what they mean for Tennessee citizens. (Mon, 09 Jun 2008 15:30:03 GMT)

Officer returns from forced leave
A Jackson County Medical Care Facility official returned to work Monday after spending a month on involuntary, unpaid leave. Lawana Parks, the long-term-care facility's administrator, would not say why Finance Director John Steele was placed on leave. (Tue, 10 Jun 2008 14:20:21 GMT)

Funding increase for long-term care facilities
Alberta's long-term care facilities and auxiliary hospitals have received a much-welcomed increase in funding for the 2008-09 fiscal year. (Tue, 10 Jun 2008 21:35:53 GMT)

New Beaufort County hires won't get long-term care
The long-term costs of providing health insurance to retirees has risen too high for Beaufort County to continue offering the program to new hires, the County Council decided Monday. (Wed, 11 Jun 2008 05:20:22 GMT)

Long-term care is topic tomorrow
Bayonne senior citizens are invited to attend a free seminar on long-term health care by representatives of New England Financial at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the 56th Street Senior Center at Avenue B. (Wed, 11 Jun 2008 06:39:49 GMT)

Radius to reopen as acute care hospital for long-term needs
MILLBURY - Radius Health Care skilled nursing home closed abruptly earlier this year, and owners of the facility announced last night they will reopen the building as a long-term acute care hospital. (Wed, 11 Jun 2008 08:50:00 GMT)

Education Needed For Long-Term Care Insurance
No one likes to think about relying on long-term care. But the reality is that any person could fall victim to a disability or need chronic care because of aging. New research from Mintel suggests that many Americans are not prepared for these possibilities. In a new report, Mintel found that less than 60% of adults are familiar with long-term care insurance. (Wed, 11 Jun 2008 09:18:12 GMT)

Community plans to protest long-term care facility's sale
PROSSER -- Community members plan to protest the possible sale of Prosser Memorial Hospital's transitional and long-term care facility during a community forum at 7 p.m. today designed to hear public concerns. (Wed, 11 Jun 2008 16:12:54 GMT)

New Long-Term Acute Care For Brazos Valley
St. Joseph Rehabilitation Hospital unvieled a new 30 bed long-term acute care hospital Wednesday. (Thu, 12 Jun 2008 00:58:26 GMT)

Green light for Greenwich long-term care facility
BY KIRK STARRATT kstarratt@kentvilleadvertiser.ca NovaNewsNow.com A proposed long-term care facility to be developed by Shannex Health Care in Greenwich has been given the green light by Kings County council. Council gave second and final reading at the June session to Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) amendments that would allow the development to proceed. The 50-bed ... (Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:07:11 GMT)

Social Security Statement Advises Seniors to Consider Private Long-Term Care Insurance, LTC Agency Reports; Medicare ...
A few months ago, members of Congress asked the Social Security Commission to clear up a misperception of many Americans approaching retirement age. "A lot of seniors had the idea that Medicare would cover their long-term care expenses," says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners LLC , one of the nation's largest and most experienced long term care insurance agencies. (Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:30:00 GMT)

Hospital devoted to long-term care
A long-term acute care hospital in Bryan will fill a longtime need and offer better care for patients, officials say. Christus Dubuis Hospital of ... (Thu, 12 Jun 2008 12:29:54 GMT)

Green light for Greenwich long-term care facility
BY KIRK STARRATT kstarratt@kentvilleadvertiser.ca NovaNewsNow.com A proposed long-term care facility to be developed by Shannex Health Care in Greenwich has been given the green light by Kings County council. Council gave second and final reading at the June session to Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) amendments that would allow the development to proceed. The 50-bed ... (Fri, 13 Jun 2008 02:53:23 GMT)

Analyst: Managed care stocks better for long-term
While shares of managed care companies like Louisville-based Humana are cheap, the stocks are a better choice for long-term investors, a Citi Investment Group analyst said today. (Fri, 13 Jun 2008 18:06:15 GMT)

Long-Term Care Insurance Cost Nears $2,000 a Year for a Senior Citizen
June 13, 2008 - A 65-year-old considering long-term care insurance protection can expect to pay $1,342 a year, if married, or $1,999, if single, according to the 2008 Long-Term Care Insurance Price Index, an annual report from the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. (Fri, 13 Jun 2008 22:15:58 GMT)

Romiplostim Data Show Potential Long-Term Efficacy and Safety in Adults with Chronic ITP
Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced updated results from the ongoing, open-label extension study on the long-term safety and efficacy of romiplostim in adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a chronic ... (Sun, 15 Jun 2008 08:47:41 GMT)

Romiplostim Data Show Potential Long-Term Efficacy and Safety in Adults with Chronic ITP
Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced updated results from the ongoing, open-label extension study on the long-term safety and efficacy of romiplostim in adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a chronic and serious autoimmune disorder characterized by low platelet counts in the blood. The updated results continue to show that romiplostim increased and sustained ... (Sun, 15 Jun 2008 08:49:56 GMT)

Are you insured for long-term care?
Caring for her frail 86-year-old mother convinced Linda Miller she should buy long-term care insurance for herself. Miller, 59, who lives in southeast Charlotte, had been thinking about it for 10 years. Two months ago, she bought a top-of-the-line policy to provide care for as long as she might need it. “If people think they don't need it, they should visit someone who's taking care of a ... (Sun, 15 Jun 2008 13:07:22 GMT)

Liz Taylor on why long-term care insurance is important
"Aging Deliberately" columnist Liz Taylor talks about why it's important to have a long-term-care insurance policy. (Mon, 16 Jun 2008 07:19:10 GMT)

Southern Baptists to Care for Their Ministers Through New Long-Term Care Program
KIRKLAND, Wash.----Leading the charge for faith-based organizations, GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention will be offering LTC Financial Partners' LTC Outreach and Education Program to any minister or employee who wishes to be educated about the risks of not planning for long-term care costs. (Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:30:00 GMT)

Southern Baptists to Care for Their Ministers Through New Long-Term Care Program
Leading the charge for faith-based organizations, GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention will be offering LTC Financial Partners' (LTCFP) LTC Outreach and Education Program (LTCOEP(TM)) to any minister or employee who wishes to be educated about the risks of not planning for long-term care costs. The program will attack a major healthcare issue: Over 60% of seniors ... (Mon, 16 Jun 2008 10:44:13 GMT)

Romiplostim Data Show Potential Long-Term Efficacy And Safety In Adults With Chronic ITP
Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) announced updated results from the ongoing, open-label extension study on the long-term safety and efficacy of romiplostim in adult patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), a chronic and serious autoimmune disorder characterized by low platelet counts in the blood. (Mon, 16 Jun 2008 11:18:12 GMT)

Polo Ralph Lauren Extends Long-Term E-Commerce Partnership with GSI Commerce
Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation , and GSI Commerce Inc. , today announced a five-year extension to their long-term e-commerce Web technology agreement. GSI, a leading provider of e-commerce and multichannel solutions, will continue to provide Polo Ralph Lauren with e-commerce technology solutions to enhance Polo Ralph Lauren's premium lifestyle brand and grow its multichannel business. (Mon, 16 Jun 2008 12:30:00 GMT)

Long-term health care - Bredesen in area touting changes
Long-term care is getting a long-awaited makeover in Tennessee, which should vastly change everything from the job market for home-care work to the nursing home population, and which advocates say will allow people choice between staying home, going to a nursing home or something in between. (Tue, 17 Jun 2008 03:24:19 GMT)

Genworth Financial Launches Partnership Long Term Care Insurance Products in Nebraska
Genworth Financial, Inc. today announced its long term care division has launched the newest addition to its portfolio of long term care planning solutions in Nebraska -- Partnership Qualified Long Term Care Insurance . (Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:16:00 GMT)

Genworth Financial Launches Partnership Long Term Care Insurance Products in Ohio
Genworth Financial, Inc. today announced its long term care division has launched the newest addition to its portfolio of long term care planning solutions in Ohio -- Partnership Qualified Long Term Care Insurance . (Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:17:00 GMT)

Genworth Financial Launches Partnership Long Term Care Insurance Products in Kansas
Genworth Financial, Inc. today announced that its long term care division has launched the newest addition to its portfolio of long term care planning solutions in Kansas -- Partnership Qualified Long Term Care Insurance . (Tue, 17 Jun 2008 13:22:00 GMT)

Video Report - Bredesen signs long-term home care legislation
Margot Seay, president of the Tennessee AARP, embraces Gov. Phil Bredesen on Tuesday after he signed the ‘Long-Term Care Community Choices Act’ at Kingsport’s Renaissance Center. Kyle Stinson photo. (Tue, 17 Jun 2008 16:08:46 GMT)

Long-term health care - Bredesen in area touting changes
Long-term care is getting a long-awaited makeover in Tennessee, which should vastly change everything from the job market for home-care work to the nursing home population, and which advocates say will allow people choice between staying home, going to a nursing home or something in between. (Tue, 17 Jun 2008 18:32:39 GMT)

Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen On Two Day Tour To Promote Long Term Care Legislation
Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen stopped in Kingsport on Tuesday to familiarize residents with Tennessee’s new long term care law. This legislation is expected to give seniors, the disabled and their families more choices when it comes to long-term health care.  (Tue, 17 Jun 2008 21:17:20 GMT)

Tennessee: Governor signs long-term care bill
Gov. Phil Bredesen stopped in Chattanooga this afternoon to sign into law the Long-Term Care Community Choices Act of 2008, a bill that some are calling historic. (Tue, 17 Jun 2008 21:48:27 GMT)

Bredesen In Chattanooga For Signing Of Long-Term Health Care Bill
AARP Tennessee President Margot Seay thanked Gov. Phil Bredesen, legislators, volunteers and other advocates on Tuesday for helping make long-term care reforms a reality, but she especially singled out the governor’s mother. (Tue, 17 Jun 2008 22:17:47 GMT)

Tennessee: Long-term care bill signed into law
Gov. Phil Bredesen signed into law a long-term care bill Tuesday that he said will be “a legacy piece” of his administration. (Wed, 18 Jun 2008 04:18:47 GMT)

Bredesen signs new long-term care law
KNOXVILLE — When it comes to providing care for aging seniors, there’s no place like home. That’s what the AARP has been saying for years now. That’s also what Gov. Phil Bredesen affirmed during a Tuesday ceremony to mark the passage of the Long-Term Care Community Choices Act of 2008. (Wed, 18 Jun 2008 07:08:01 GMT)

Public awareness of long-term care insurance
(LTC) is growing due, in part, to the realization that the government cannot or will not pay for long-term care costs. The increasing number of people joining the sandwiched generation (or working people responsible for the care of elderly family members) is another factor prompting employees to look to their employers for help. (Wed, 18 Jun 2008 08:08:30 GMT)

Boost for long-term care
The provincial Liberal government is lauding its implementation of recommendations from a government- commissioned report on long-term care in Ontario. But critics say they aren't going far enough. The government said yesterday it would follow recommendations from Shirlee Sharkey's report on staffing and care standards in the long-term [...] (Wed, 18 Jun 2008 10:25:14 GMT)

More resources needed, long-term care officials say
By JESSE McLEAN For The Observer A new Ontario government report that calls for nursing home staff to spend more time with patients will hinder the homes’ ability to properly serve their residents, local long-term care officials say. Health Minister George Smitherman said the report’s recommendations will [...] (Wed, 18 Jun 2008 21:50:11 GMT)

Governor Rendell Announces Record Response to Pennsylvania’s 'Own Your Future' Long-Term Care Planning Effort
Governor Edward G. Rendell said today that more than 200,000 people have requested Own Your Future planning kits since March, when Pennsylvania launched its outreach effort urging individuals to take a more active role in planning their own long-term care needs. (Thu, 19 Jun 2008 13:15:00 GMT)

Editorial: Long-term care legislation important
Gov. Phil Bredesen was in town this week for a ceremonial signing of the Long-Term Care Community Choices Act of 2008. It is one of the most important pieces of legislation passed by this year's General Assembly. (Thu, 19 Jun 2008 20:07:04 GMT)

Long Term Care Facilities Across America To Protect Residents With Full Sprinkler Systems
Long term care facilities such as nursing homes across America will, for the first time, have to protect their residents by installing sprinkler systems throughout their buildings if they wish to continue to serve Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, under a new regulation to be issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 08:14:32 GMT)

Long-term care board takes helm
In the next nine months, the Northwest Long-Term Care District Board of Directors will oversee the development of what will become a $90 million business with 200 workers providing care for more than 3,000 seniors and adults with disabilities. (Fri, 20 Jun 2008 21:47:45 GMT)

Insurance companies can raise premiums on long-term care policies
Dear Rick: I have a long-term care nursing home policy with John Hancock that I bought over 15 years ago. I was told when I bought the policy the premiums cannot increase. A friend of mine, who also has a John Hancock policy, was told by his agent that his premiums are going up. Is it legal for the company to raise the premiums? If they do, what should I do? (Sun, 22 Jun 2008 10:57:43 GMT)

LTC Financial Partners and John Hancock Selected by the National Education Association to Provide Long Term Care ...
Today the National Education Association of the United States announced the selection of LTC Financial Partners, LLC and John Hancock Life Insurance Company to provide long term care education and insurance for NEA's 3.2 million active and retired members, plus their families. (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 10:30:00 GMT)

Bioject Announces Long-Term Agreement with Merial Limited
PORTLAND, Ore.----Bioject Medical Technologies Inc. , a leading developer of needle-free injection therapy systems, today announced that it has signed a new long-term exclusive license, development and supply agreement with Merial Limited , a world leading animal health company, for a next generation companion animal device which allows for the delivery of injectables. (Mon, 23 Jun 2008 13:00:00 GMT)

Health-Care Crisis Endangers Economy
If the United States does not act soon to address health-care costs, federal and state governments as well as American businesses could face a cascading fiscal crisis with devastating long-term consequences, says a new report by the Government Accountability Office. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 00:46:05 GMT)

Bidding farewell to the veterans' wing: Residents moving to Wynn Park Villa long-term care facility
TRURO — Harold Ellis is on the move today and by the end of the week the veterans’ wing at the Colchester Regional Hospital will be closed. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 03:26:37 GMT)

Report: Rising health care costs causing serious economic woes
Skyrocketing health care costs are taking a toll on the nation’s long-term economic well being, requiring an immediate “multipronged solution” before the “window of opportunity” to address the issue closes, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 05:05:48 GMT)

New state law opens options for in-home care
A long-term care bill that Gov. Phil Bredesen signed into law last week has Dixie Taylor-Huff expecting fewer patients and reduced earnings in her nursing homes as more health care shifts to in-home settings. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 07:15:15 GMT)

Wildlife habitat becomes location for long-term care facility
RUSHVILLE - A nationally certified wildlife habitat now is providing sanctuary to residents of a local long-term care facility and their loved ones. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 10:45:49 GMT)

Long-term care board takes helm
In the next nine months, the Northwest Long-Term Care District Board of Directors will oversee the development of what will become a $90 million business with 200 workers providing care for more than 3,000 seniors and adults with disabilities. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 12:17:58 GMT)

Consequences, not risks, sell long-term care planning
Financial advisors interested in separating themselves from their colleagues should focus their attention on long-term care for their clients. (Tue, 24 Jun 2008 13:21:57 GMT)

Acute care site, cidery gain OK to move ahead
The Albemarle County Planning Commission approved a preliminary site plan for the UVa hospital’s proposed Long Term Acute Care Hospital. (Wed, 25 Jun 2008 04:56:27 GMT)

Ten 60 Minute Webinars Covering the Current Issues and Industry Trends in the Field of Long-Term Care
DUBLIN, Ireland----Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Long-Term Living 2008 Webinar Series" report to their offering. (Wed, 25 Jun 2008 14:00:00 GMT)

Long-term care costs $85,000
A 65-year-old couple needs $85,000 on average to cover insurance costs for long-term care such as nursing home stays in retirement, according to a study released today by Fidelity Investments. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 04:17:34 GMT)

Save $85,000 for long-term care, Fidelity says / That's in addition to $225,000 retirees need for health bills
A 65-year-old couple needs $85,000 on average to cover insurance costs for long-term care such as nursing home stays in retirement, according to a study to be released today by Fidelity Investments. The finding underscores the need to financially prepare for... (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 07:49:56 GMT)

Fidelity: $85k needed for long-term care costs
BOSTON - A 65-year-old couple needs $85,000 on average to cover insurance costs for long-term care such as nursing home stays in retirement, according to a study to be released... (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 09:03:33 GMT)

Fidelity: $85k needed for long-term care costs
A 65-year-old couple needs $85,000 on average to cover insurance costs for long-term care such as nursing home stays in retirement, according to a study to be released Thursday by Fidelity Investments. The finding underscores the need to financially prepare... (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 11:48:22 GMT)

Long-term care board takes helm
In the next nine months, the Northwest Long-Term Care District Board of Directors will oversee the development of what will become a $90 million business with 200 workers providing care for more than 3,000 seniors and adults with disabilities. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 12:18:03 GMT)

Fidelity Investments Estimates $85,000 Needed to Cover Retiree Long-Term Care Insurance Costs
BOSTON----To help Americans better plan for their healthcare costs in retirement, Fidelity Investments estimates that a 65-year old couple in 2008 will need $85,000 to insure against long-term care expenses1. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 12:59:00 GMT)

Fidelity: $85k needed for long-term care costs
A 65-year-old couple needs $85,000 on average to cover insurance costs for long-term care such as nursing home stays in retirement, according to a study to be released Thursday by Fidelity Investments. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 13:31:49 GMT)

Costs for long-term care for retirees skyrocketing
A 65-year-old couple will need $85,000 on average to cover insurance costs for long-term care such as nursing home stays in retirement.   That's according to a study  by Fidelity Investments.  Researchers say the finding underscores the need to financially prepare for the possibility of eventually needing assistance to get by -- a burden that often falls on elders' adult children. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 13:40:23 GMT)

Fidelity Investments Estimates $85,000 Needed to Cover Retiree Long-Term Care Insurance Costs
To help Americans better plan for their healthcare costs in retirement, Fidelity Investments estimates that a 65-year old couple in 2008 will need $85,000 to insure against long-term care expenses(1). (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 14:11:57 GMT)

Governor Announces New Long-Term Care Partnership Program for Arkansans
Gov. Mike Beebe says it will soon be easier for Arkansans to protect themselves from the high cost of long-term care. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 21:49:42 GMT)

Arkansas Long-Term Care Partnership To Protect The Assets Of Middle-Income Arkansans
Governor Mike Beebe Thursday announced the Arkansas Long-Term Care Partnership, which brings together private insurance and Medicaid to protect the assets of middle-income individuals as they enter their senior years or face long-term-care decisions. (Thu, 26 Jun 2008 22:11:54 GMT)

CUPE rocks for long-term care workers
Unionized long-term care workers continued to press the Ontario government for regulated minimum standards of care Thursday by staging a “rock-a-thon” near Cassellholme Home for the Aged. Sid Ryan, Ontario president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, said the Liberal government hasn’t lived up to promises it would [...] (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 06:27:58 GMT)

Program to protect assets as Arkansans face long-term care decisions
By Jason Wiest Arkansas News Bureau LITTLE ROCK - A new partnership between private insurance and Medicaid will help middle-income Arkansans protect their assets in their senior years or in times of long-term care decisions, Gov. Mike Beebe announced Thursday. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 07:58:52 GMT)

Typical Couple Needs $85K to Pay for Long Term Care Insurance
A 65-year-old couple needs $85,000 on average to cover insurance costs for long-term care such as nursing home stays in retirement, according to a study by Fidelity Investments. The finding undersc (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 13:12:22 GMT)

Today’s U.S. Senior Citizen Couple Needs $85,000 To Insure Long-Term Care Costs
June 27, 2008 – A U.S. couple that is 65 years old in 2008 will need $85,000 to insure against the expense of long-term care in the future, according to a new estimate by Fidelity Investments. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 15:00:57 GMT)

Retired Couples Need $85,000 To Cover Annual Long-Term Care Insurance Premiums, Study Finds
A 65-year-old couple needs $85,000 on average to cover annual premiums for long-term care insurance through retirement, according to a study released Thursday by Fidelity Investments, the AP/San Francisco Chronicle reports. For the study, Fidelity surveyed insurers offering long-term care policies. (Fri, 27 Jun 2008 15:13:02 GMT)

Massachusetts Mutual introduces long-term care insurance product
Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company has introduced SignatureCare 500, a long-term care insurance product that is expected to enable consumers to customize a policy to meet their changing needs while helping to protect their assets, their families and their quality of future care. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:35:30 GMT)

Partnership To Protect Assets Of Elderly In Long-Term Care
LITTLE ROCK — A new partnership between private insurance and Medicaid will help middle-income Arkansans protect their assets in their senior years or in times of long-term care decisions, Gov. Mike Beebe announced Thursday. (Sat, 28 Jun 2008 07:13:31 GMT)

Partnership To Protect Assets Of Elderly In Long-Term Care
LITTLE ROCK — A new partnership between private insurance and Medicaid will help middle-income Arkansans protect their assets in their senior years or in times of long-term care decisions, Gov. Mike Beebe announced Thursday. (Sun, 29 Jun 2008 07:13:32 GMT)

After age 60, almost 1 in 4 refused long-term care insurance
Long-term care insurance, which covers expenses for those with long-term disabilities, is a smart thing to buy. But when? (Sun, 29 Jun 2008 07:14:06 GMT)

Have enough for long-term retirement care? :Fidelity study says 65-year-old couple need at least $85,000.
BOSTON -- A 65-year-old couple need $85,000 on average to cover insurance costs for long-term care such as nursing home stays in retirement, according to a study to be released this past week by Fidelity Investments. (Sun, 29 Jun 2008 11:03:44 GMT)

Tennessee long-term care, cable laws to change
A measure to offer Tennessee's elderly more home-based care options and another that seeks to create statewide TV cable franchising are among laws taking effect Tuesday. (Mon, 30 Jun 2008 05:03:09 GMT)

Partnership To Protect Assets Of Elderly In Long-Term Care
LITTLE ROCK — A new partnership between private insurance and Medicaid will help middle-income Arkansans protect their assets in their senior years or in times of long-term care decisions, Gov. Mike Beebe announced Thursday. (Mon, 30 Jun 2008 06:13:32 GMT)

$85K seen needed for long-term care insurance
BOSTON -- A 65-year-old couple needs $85,000 on average to cover insurance costs for long-term care such as nursing home stays in retirement, according to a recent study by Fidelity Investments. (Mon, 30 Jun 2008 07:55:16 GMT)

John Hancock Enhances Flagship Long-Term Care Insurance Product
John Hancock Life Insurance Company announced that it is adding new benefits to its flagship long-term care insurance policy to meet the needs of today's LTC insurance buyers. Called Custom Care II Enhanced, the policy offers new, innovative benefits, several of which were developed with baby boomers in mind, such as: (Mon, 30 Jun 2008 14:58:00 GMT)

Six Tips on How to Reduce Long-Term Care Insurance Costs
June 30, 2008 - While long-term care insurance can be a good way to pay for a nursing home stay or a home health care worker, it doesn't come cheap. Annual premiums vary significantly, depending on your age, health, and the type of policy, but policies can run as high as $5,000 per year. (Mon, 30 Jun 2008 15:46:36 GMT)


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