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Top 15 Long Term Care Blogs (part 3 of 5)

Posted by Linda Horowitz on Apr 23, 2014 9:45:00 AM

Today's focus; Alzheimer's Disease blogs.

This week we are sharing our favorite long term care blogs with you. So far we have listed our top blog picks for the topics of aging and aging in place.

Today we turn our focus to a leading cause of long term care (LTC), Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.

Whether you have been diagnosed, or know someone who has, these blogs are great resources for news, research, and inspiring personal stories about Alzheimer’s and dementia.

We hope you enjoy exploring these blogs and don’t forget to subscribe or bookmark any you find of value.

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Top 15 Long Term Care Blogs (Part 2 of 5)

Posted by Linda Horowitz on Apr 22, 2014 9:52:00 AM

Today; our favorite blogs about "aging in place."


We continue our week-long look at our favorite long term care blogs, focusing on the topic of aging in place. Yesterday we shared our picks for blogs focused on aging.

Aging in Place

Most of us have the goal of remaining in our own homes and communities as we age, as opposed to a nursing or assisted living home.

Today, we will share links to blogs dedicated to helping you accomplish the goal, known as “aging in place.”

Aging in place is a movement we discussed quite a bit in the last year (please see this post, this post, and this post).

If you share the desire of most to stay home as you age, we think the following blogs are worth your time to read.


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Top 15 Long Term Care Blogs

Posted by Linda Horowitz on Apr 21, 2014 9:28:00 AM

This week; our favorite long term care blogs.

This week we are going to share our favorite long term care blogs with you. Each day we will offer suggestions for blogs based on subjects including:

  • Aging
  • Aging in place
  • Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia
  • Caregiving
  • Long term care

These blogs will range from scientific to personal stories. We hope these blogs will be a helpful resource to you wherever you are in the process; whether you are researching insuring against the risk of LTC, caring for a loved one, or exploring healthy aging. 

If you find a blog you enjoy, don’t forget to subscribe to it so you never miss a post. Enjoy!

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Topics: LTCI Resources

Long Term Care Insurance Premium Increases; The Current Risk

Posted by Linda Horowitz on Apr 17, 2014 9:24:00 AM


The past is not a predictor of the future.

We have looked at the question of, “what do I do if my long term care insurance premium increases?” in a previous post. Today we will look at the likelihood of increases on newer long term care insurance (LTCI) policies.

The AALTCI issued a press release yesterday detailing the reasons that newer policies will likely not see the rate increases of those purchased prior to the start of the recession in 2007.

Reasons for the optimism that LTCI premiums will be more stable going forward include:

  • Lower interest rates
  • Conservative pricing assumptions
  • Higher scrutiny before rate increases will be granted

Let’s look at each of these in a bit more detail.

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Topics: Long Term Care Insurance, Long Term Care Planning

Is Long Term Care Insurance Tax Deductible?

Posted by Linda Horowitz on Apr 15, 2014 9:42:23 AM

Taxes and Long Term Care


We are often asked if long term care insurance is tax deductible. And with tax day upon us, we thought it would be a good time to take a brief look at the tax implications of long term care (LTC) and long term care insurance (LTCI) for individual in 2014.

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