Navigating the long-term care planning labyrinth

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No one wants to think that they or someone they love will need long-term care services, but with the population of older Americans set to rapidly expand it is a reality that is difficult to ignore. A recent episode of the television news program 60 Minutes followed the progression of an Alzheimer’s disease patient, Carol Daly, and her husband Mike. Carol’s progressive deterioration and the physical and emotional toll that the disease takes on her caregiver husband is heartbreaking and serves as a poignant reminder of the need to plan for a long-term care event. Continue reading

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