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Not Your Grandmother’s Long-Term Care: Some Things You Need To Know

Long-term care is not what it used to be.  There are many more options and therefore more complex choices to make.  Plus, there’s the challenge of increasing costs.

A recent Today Show segment tees up some of the issues facing the nearly 70 percent of Americans who will need long term care and offers some basic facts, figures and expert advice.

 

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Seven Ways To Pay for Long-Term Care

How to plan and pay for long-term care — including assisted living, memory care, nursing home and at-home care — is one of the most daunting challenges the United States now faces. Ecumen CEO Kathryn Roberts is leading a national task force looking for a solution. Roberts maps out seven possible pathways to frame the complex debate along a continuum of public and private approaches.

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A Must-Read: Washington Post Brings Caregiving Crisis Front and Center

If you’re not already a caregiver to a loved one, chances are high you will be one day.  The constellation of issues you are, or will be, facing are daunting.  And even if you’re never in this role, the looming crisis is sure to have major societal effects that will impact everyone. 

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Ecumen Participaing in Twin Cities Panel Discussion Wed. on Long-Term Care Financing Innovation

Citizens League's Capitol Solutions Twin Cities Breakfast Series: Long-term care Financing Event

Wednesday, Feb. 20
Doors 7:30 a.m. | Program 8-9:30 a.m.
Minnesota History Center
345 Kellogg Blvd West, St. Paul
Cost $5 for members, $15 for nonmembers
Coffee and pastries provided

 

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At age 65, a person has a 70 percent chance of needing some type of long-term care in their future years - at an average cost of $48,000.

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