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First Five Steps to Consider in Receiving Care at Home

First Five Steps to Consider in Receiving Care at Home

Karla Sullivan March 25, 2016

In the past, at home care for an elderly relative was uncommon. With the exception of monthly meal programs and nurses, most people chose moving into a senior care facility.  But now, many agree

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Alzheimer's Awareness: Not Today, My Old Friend

Alzheimer's Awareness: Not Today, My Old Friend

Karla Sullivan October 23, 2014

And for individuals with Alzheimer's disease having sufficient long-term care insurance is a major concern.

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Huntington's Disease Is on the Rise

Huntington's Disease Is on the Rise

Karla Sullivan June 18, 2014

Experts estimate that about one out of every 10,000 people have Huntington's Disease

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Middle-income America not ready for critical illness costs

Middle-income America not ready for critical illness costs

Consumer Insurance Guide Staff May 9, 2013

A full 90 percent of middle-income Americans are not ready for the financial hardship posed by a critical illness diagnosis. They don't have enough savings on hand and don't have long-term care insurance or critical

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Americans Don't Like to Think About Long-Term Care Needs

Americans Don't Like to Think About Long-Term Care Needs

Consumer Insurance Guide Staff April 30, 2013

A survey of Americans above age 40 showed that not only do Americans underestimate their potential need for long-term care, but it's also something they don't like to think about. According to the poll

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Nursing home costs rising faster than at-home care

Nursing home costs rising faster than at-home care

Consumer Insurance Guide Staff April 10, 2013

As the cost of obtaining long-term care services in a retirement setting continues to rise dramatically, while the cost of at-home care continues has risen at a much lower rate. According to an annual

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Costs of dementia surpass cancer and heart disease

Costs of dementia surpass cancer and heart disease

Consumer Insurance Guide Staff April 5, 2013

The costs of providing long-term care to patients with dementia surpasses that of heart disease and cancer, according to a new study by the RAND Corporation. The study puts this figure at anywhere from

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Alzheimer's and dementia add to long-term care costs

Alzheimer's and dementia add to long-term care costs

Consumer Insurance Guide Staff March 20, 2013

One in three American seniors will die with Alzheimer's or another dementia, according to a recent study by the Alzheimer's Association. While deaths from other major diseases, such as heart disease, HIV/AIDS and stroke,

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Cost of Long-Term Care insurance continue to rise

Cost of Long-Term Care insurance continue to rise

Consumer Insurance Guide Staff March 11, 2013

An analysis of premiums and for long-term care insurance indicates they continue to rise against tide of low interest rates and increasing costs of care. According to the 2013 National Long-Term Care Insurance Price

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Many Americans unprepared for Long-Term Care expenses

Many Americans unprepared for Long-Term Care expenses

Consumer Insurance Guide Staff March 6, 2013

Although most Americans hope to face old age, it seems few of them are planning how to pay for it. They're not talking about it with their spouse or their financial planner, according to

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