Long-Term Care solutions fall short of need

Over 12 million Americans access Long-Term Care services.  The edge of the Baby Boomer wave means that in just 12 years, the first of them will reach 80 years of age, increasing the odds that they’ll need Long-Term Care services.  Those individuals will eventually create an unsustainable demand on those resources.  Although Long-Term Services and…

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Caregiver survey for the state of Washington

The state of Washington is looking to help past, present and future caregivers.  That’s why DSHS and its Area Agencies on Aging partners are asking family caregivers to complete an online survey.  They want to hear your thoughts on: how to make helpful information and services easier to find, your caregiving experience and needs, and…

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Got rhythm? It might be what ails you.

Usually when I write about health, I write about diet or nutrition.  I might even throw in a bit about purpose.  What I usually don’t write about is music.  No doubt, you’ve seen this video.  It went viral a couple years ago.  It’s about the power of music in a man with severe dementia.  You…

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How will you take care of your future Long-Term Care needs?

According to a 2004 research paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), economic theory would suggest that individuals would purchase Long-Term Care insurance to protect themselves against the risks associated with custodial care costs.  The private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization found that, “long-term care expenditures represent a significant financial risk for the…

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