Announcing the 2018 LTCIF

May 9-11, 2018

Charleston, SC

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LTCIF Newsletter


Long Term Care In The News

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The cost of caregiving: ‘A sacrifice for our entire family’
Alantris Muhammad says there was no question that she would leave her job after her mother was in a car accident that left her unable to walk or eat on her own. At 42, she hadn't even started to think about retirement. But as the oldest of four siblings — and the only one in a dual-income household — she says it was a "no-brainer" that she would look after her mother full time to avoid putting her in a nursing home.
December 1, 2017 –

National long-term care spending hits all-time high at $163 billion
Americans spent nearly $163 billion on nursing care facilities and continuing care retirement communities in 2016, according to a new federal report.”
December 7, 2017 –

Don't Count on FEHB to Cover Long-Term Care Costs
There is a common misconception that the Federal Employees Health Benefits program covers long-term care needs. In fact, long-term care is primarily not medical care and the benefits for such care under FEHB (or Medicare) are limited, covering only short periods and only certain types of care in some situations.
December 14, 2017 –

Easing the Burden on Caregivers
A new program in Hawaii, the Kupuna Caregivers Act, is designed to help lift some of the burden on people caring for an elderly family member at home by paying them stipends of up to $70 a day. The word Kupuna means elder in Hawaiian.
December 15, 2017 –

In The Coming Debate Over Medicare, Remember How Much Seniors Pay
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) promises that 2018 will be the year Congress attempts to reduce spending on big federal programs like Medicare. As that debate unfolds, keep this in mind: A 65-year old woman will need to have put aside $95,000 to have just a 50/50 chance of paring her Medicare premiums and prescription drug costs over her remaining lifetime. If she wants a 90% chance of paying her Medicare bills, she’d need $147,000.
December 22, 2017 –

Mass shooting victims face large uncovered medical and long-term care costs
The ongoing American epidemic of mass shootings is forcing hospitals to develop new skills in helping patients with large medical costs. It's also spotlighting serious gaps in insurance coverage for medical and long-term care.
December 27, 2017 –