June 18, 2002
*** On May 7, 2002, we published an LTC
Bullet titled "Nursing Home Care Virtually Free For Life."
You can read it at http://www.centerltc.com/bullets/current/361.htm.
That Bullet summarized and gave a partial transcript of a free,
hour-long, marketing video produced by an aggressive Medicaid planner.
On this video, the Medicaid marketer promises long-term care "at
minimal or no cost for anyone needing care."
He opines that LTC insurance "is not worth the paper it is written
on." Here's the contact
information in case you would like to order a copy of this mass-marketed video
and see for yourself: the publisher
is Zoran Basich, Founder of a company called Nursing Home Services.
For more information and to order a free copy of the videotape, go to http://www.nhscare.com/.
One of the most common inquiries we receive at the Center for Long-Term Care
Financing is "What's the latest cost of nursing home care, assisted living
and home care around the country?" As
you know, we publish summaries of such data, including links to the source
documents frequently, especially in The Data Base feature of our Donor-Only
Zone. But here's a useful tip for
everybody: Visit the MetLife Mature
Market Institute at http://www.metlife.com/Applications/Corporate/WPS/CDA/PageGenerator/0,1674,P2745,00.html
for their latest studies including the MetLife Market Survey on Nursing Home and
Home Care Costs 2002 (http://www.metlife.com/WPSAssets/83700920001018640690V1FNH
HC Survey 2002.pdf) and the MetLife Market Survey of Assisted Living Costs
BULLET: HOW TO KEEP UP WITH WHAT
YOU NEED TO KNOW
just posted a wealth of new information in the Center for Long-Term Care
Financing's Donor-Only Zone. Here's
a list of the new content you can find there right now followed by information
on how to qualify for The Zone:
E-Alert #132--How Medicaid Can Put Patients First
E-Alert #133--West Virginia Bashes Medicaid Estate Recovery
E-Alert #134--Few Americans Forget Alzheimer's Research
E-Alert #135--Estrogen for Hearing, Testosterone for the Brain
E-Alert #136--Congress Treats Symptoms, Not Cause of Medicaid LTC Problem
E-Alert #137--Improving Care of Older Adults
E-Alert #138--Are Longevity and Morbidity Predictable?
E-Alert #139--Nursing Home Sex Banned
E-Alert #140--Once a Week is Enough for Senior Exercise
E-Alert #141--What Causes Senior Suicides?
E-Alert #142--Medicare Spends 6.3% of Budget Erroneously
E-Alert #143--Will There Be Enough Seniors Housing?
E-Alert #144--Fight Stroke, Suck a Lemon
E-Alert #145--Governors Beg for Medicaid Relief
E-Alert #146--LTCI Certification and Designation Programs Evaluated
E-Alert #147--Who Will Give Care if We Have Too Few Nurses?
E-Alert #148--New Hope for Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Osteoporosis
E-Alert #149--Medicaid Planners Aren't the Only Attorneys Making a Killing on
Long Term Care
E-Alert #150--Assisted Living Fees Reported by Locality
E-Alert #151--Medicaid is Becoming Un-Friendly to Annuities
E-Alert #152--We May be Living Longer, But We're Dying Slower
E-Alert #153--Nursing Home Length of Stay Data
E-Alert #154--State News, Medicaid Struggles -- WV, TX, AR, CA
E-Alert #155--More State News, Medicaid Struggles -- NV, PA, FL, IN
E-Alert #156--More State News, Medicaid Struggles -- CO, MT, OK
E-Alerts are daily items of news and analysis related to the full range of
long-term care issues. We post
them, usually once a week, in the Center's "LTC Week in Review"
feature in the Donor-Only Zone of the Center's website at http://www.centerltc.org/.
Archives of the LTC E-Alerts allow you easy, permanent access to all of
goal with LTC E-Alerts is to screen the voluminous electronic literature on
long-term care and bring you the best of the best information.
We put critical data and analysis at your fingertips so you can focus on
your principal work, whether that is making policy, passing laws, running an LTC
facility, or selling LTC insurance.
else can you find a specialized, professional "clipping service" for
only $100 per year? But, hey,
there's even more in the Center's Donor-Only Zone:
find "The LTC Reader," a feature in which we summarize, excerpt and
analyze important reports and articles from the academic and popular literature
on long-term care.
find "The LTC Data Base," in which we provide and analyze important
data and statistics on all aspects of long-term care.
find the prospectus and a progress report on our forthcoming book titled
"The Unnecessary Tragedy of Long-Term Care" which the Center for
Long-Term Care Financing is writing for the Cato Institute.
find periodic special features that are only available to best friends of the
Center for Long-Term Care Financing.
the Center five or ten minutes of your time every day, and we'll keep you up to
speed on everything you need to know about long-term care service delivery and
you support our mission to ensure access to
quality long-term care for all Americans and you want access to the LTC
E-Alerts and the rest of the Donor-Only Zone, here's how:
1: Contribute $100 per person or
more to the Center for Long-Term Care Financing.
(Special rates for companies and organizations are available.)
You can contribute online by credit card or directly from a bank account
simply mail your check to the Center for Long-Term Care Financing at 2212 Queen
Anne Avenue North, #110, Seattle, WA 98109.
Contributions to the Center, a 5.01(c)(3) charitable nonprofit,
nonpartisan organization, are tax-deductible.
2: Notify Amy Marohn by phone
(425-377-9500) or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
that you have contributed and that you want access to the Donor-Only Zone.
Give her your preferred user name and password (not to exceed 10
characters each). She'll confirm
your access usually within 48 hours.