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New Caregiver Data from Pew Research Center

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Did you know 39% of U.S. adults are caregivers and many navigate health care with the help of technology?

Four in ten adults in the U.S. are caring for an adult or child with significant health issues, up from 30% in 2010. Caring for a loved one is an activity that cuts across most demographic groups, but is especially ...

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Federal Commission on Long-Term Care Appointed

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On March 12, The White House announced President Obama’s three picks to complete the 15-member Commission on Long-Term Care. Now the commission can choose a chairman, set an agenda, and get to work.

The members of the committee include an interesting mix of health and long-term care policy experts, several representatives from the nursing home and the senior service industry, physicians, union officials, a state Medicaid director, a Medicare consumer advocate and a vice-chair from the AARP board with extensive ...

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The Secret – And Very Stressful – Lives of Your Employees

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A new survey featured on NBC News finds that employees who serve as caregivers are highly stressed. In addition, they may not tell their employer, for fear of that current and future career prospects may be undermined.

Conducted by AARP’s Public Policy Institute, the survey found the issue is incredibly widespread. About 42 million people are caregivers in the U.S., and with an aging population, that number is expected to increase rapidly. [1]

The “average” caregiver, according to AARP, is ...

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The Secret – And Very Stressful – Life of Your Employees

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A new survey featured on NBC News finds that employees who serve as caregivers are highly stressed. In addition, they may not tell their employer, for fear of that current and future career prospects may be undermined.

Conducted by AARP’s Public Policy Institute, the survey found the issue is incredibly widespread. About 42 million people are caregivers in the U.S., and with an aging population, that number is expected to increase rapidly. [1]

The “average” caregiver, according to AARP, is ...

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Are Your Employees in Denial? Five Misconceptions About Long-Term Care Insurance

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The financial advisor Suze Orman says her mother always insisted she would never need a nursing home. She doesn’t. Instead, Ms. Orman recently revealed that she spends about $30,000 a month on round-the-clock home care for her mother.

Ms. Orman readily admits that not many people can afford to do this. It’s one reason why she strongly recommends that people look into getting a long-term care insurance policy.

Are your employees in denial too? Do they think they won’t need care ...

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How Your Employees Can Help

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Communicating the benefits of group long-term care insurance to your employees can be a challenge. However, employees who have personal experience may be able to help with your message.

A recent study by Mutual of Omaha looked at what motivated people to purchase long-term care.

The study found, not surprisingly, that those with first-hand experience in providing or financing long-term care were much more likely to opt-in to a long-term program.

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