Connecticut Care Planning Council

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Connecticut Care Planning Council brings a variety of senior care providers together in one forum. The council eases a care givers search for services, products and information specific to seniors.

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Connecticut Care Planning Council

  1. 1. Difficult Problems Clear Solutions Introducing…
  2. 2. Connecticut Care Planning Council <ul><li>An alliance of eldercare specialists and advisers that helps families deal with the crisis and burden of long term care </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to educate the public on the need for care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to provide all of the available government and private services for eldercare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to offer a trusted source that the public will recognize and turn to for expert help in dealing with the challenges of long term care </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. What is Long Term Care or Eldercare? <ul><li>Need for physical, </li></ul><ul><li>emotional or </li></ul><ul><li>supervisory support </li></ul><ul><li>from a caregiver </li></ul><ul><li>80% of care Is provided </li></ul><ul><li>by family in the home </li></ul><ul><li>Changing demographics </li></ul><ul><li>are making family-provided </li></ul><ul><li>care difficult </li></ul>
  4. 4. Statistics <ul><li>60% of us will need eldercare at sometime </li></ul><ul><li>40% of all seniors will spend some time in a nursing home </li></ul><ul><li>44.4 million adult caregivers </li></ul><ul><li>in this country – 21% of the </li></ul><ul><li>population </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide 21 hours a week of care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4.3 years average time spent providing care </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Cost of Long Term or Elder Care Average Monthly Cost of Long Term Care by Type of Care
  6. 6. Most Seniors Fail to Plan for Eldercare <ul><li>57% worry about paying for care </li></ul><ul><li>69% have done little or no planning </li></ul><ul><li>Another 20% mistakenly think the government will cover their care and as a result do nothing </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dilemma of Finding Eldercare Services <ul><li>Families did not plan </li></ul><ul><li>The need for care usually occurs without warning </li></ul><ul><li>Working caregivers end up in panic mode </li></ul><ul><li>No central source for locating help or advice </li></ul>
  8. 8. One Stop Shopping <ul><li>Your State Care Planning Council provides the CENTRAL SOURCE for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting the answers you need now </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locating government services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding professional eldercare services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Researching articles and books on long term care </li></ul></ul>All your eldercare resources in one spot… Truly One Stop Shopping for Long Term Care
  9. 9. State Resource Website: www.careconnecticut.org
  10. 10. STATE COUNCIL ELDER CARE SERVICES Professionals in all Services Work Together to Meet the Public’s Needs. <ul><li>Care Management, Guardianship, Conservatorship and Dispute Resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Non-Medical Home Care </li></ul><ul><li>Home Health Agency – Medicare-Covered Home Care and Hospice </li></ul><ul><li>Home Maintenance, Deep Cleaning, Remodeling and Yard Work </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans Benefits -- Consultant for the Aid and Attendance Pension Benefit </li></ul><ul><li>Reverse Mortgage Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Elder Law Advice and Medicaid Advice </li></ul><ul><li>Estate Planning and Tax Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Trust Management Services and End-Of-Life Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Care Facility or New Home Search, Relocation, Downsizing and Real Estate Services </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Products, Retirement Planning and Financial Advice </li></ul>

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