Program to address long term care
Updated 9:01 pm, Friday, November 15, 2013
The Jewish Community Center in Sherman will present a free education seminar, "Planning to Avoid a Care Crisis," Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The program is in recognition of Long Term Care Awareness Month in November.
Topics will include what long-term care is, where it is provided, who needs it, who pays for it and how it impacts a family.
In addition, information about the Connecticut Partnership for Long Term Care, a state program that works in alliance with the private insurance industry, will be provided.
The program is a joint effort by state government and private industry to create an option to help residents plan to meet their future long-term care needs (care at home, in an assisted-living facility, or in a nursing home) without depleting their assets to pay for care.
The current average cost for nursing home care in Connecticut is more than $138,000 per year.
For more information and to register, call 860-355-8050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.