LTC Bullet: Season's Greetings

Thursday, December 23, 2004


LTC Comment: Let the ***news*** follow a special message today. Happy Holidays!


The Center for Long-Term Care Financing wishes you a wonderful holiday season and a terrific new year. We look forward to continuing our work with you on behalf of America's seniors, their families, and long-term care professionals--all of whom are struggling in the face of so many challenges.

Great progress lies ahead if we persevere in the fight for rational and fiscally sound LTC public policy reform. So let's rest, relax, refresh and rejoin the battle reinvigorated. "LTC Bullets" and our donor-only zone content (LTC E-Alerts, Readers and Data Bases) will resume in January.

In the meantime, according to Kiplinger's magazine, "one of the easiest ways to increase your tax deductions is to open your heart and your wallet and contribute to your favorite charities." We couldn't agree more!

The Center for Long-Term Care Financing would greatly appreciate your year-end tax-deductible donation to help us begin 2005 with renewed dedication, strength and support. If your company matches charitable gifts by employees, please take advantage and let us know. It's a great way to leverage your gift!

Your $150 contribution still brings a year of LTC Bullets and donor-only zone content and access. Mail your contribution to the Center for Long-Term Care Financing, 2212 Queen Anne Avenue North, #110, Seattle, WA 98109 or contribute online at .

Thank you for being there for the Center and for the mission: to ensure access to quality long-term care for all Americans.

*** LATEST DONOR-ONLY ZONE CONTENT: Here's the latest Zone content followed by instructions on how to subscribe so you can receive these critical epistles daily by email.

LTC E-Alert #4-066--It is Finally Time to Work with Docs on LTCi (At last, the AMA has called for responsible LTC planning. We offer ideas on how to work with MDs.)

LTC E-Alert #4-067--LTC Aware (Learn about the federal governments LTC Awareness campaign.)

Don't miss our "virtual visits" to major LTC industry conferences in The Zone. You'll find our comparison of the conferences, session summaries, interviews and pictures at .

Individual donors of $150 or more and corporate donors to the Center for Long-Term Care Financing receive our daily email LTC Bullets, LTC E-Alerts, LTC Readers, and LTC Data Updates for a full year. You'll also get access to the donor-only zone where these publications are archived along with other donor-only features. If you already qualify for The Zone, you can click the following link, enter your user name and password, and go directly to the latest donor zone content and archives: . If you do not already qualify for The Zone, mail your tax-deductible contribution of $150 or more to the Center for Long-Term Care Financing, 2212 Queen Anne Avenue North, #110, Seattle, WA 98109. Then email your preferred user name and password (up to 10 characters each). You can also contribute online by credit card or direct withdrawal at . ***

*** LTC GRADUATE SEMINARS. It's not too late to sign up for our January classes in Pasadena on January 6, in Minneapolis/St. Paul on January 21, or in Orlando on January 27 Call or email Amy McDougall at 425-377-9500 or for details. Center President Steve Moses says: "We're very proud of the wonderful feedback we've received about this full-day advanced training class for senior financial advisors. Check out the glowing testimonials at and then join us for the program at your earliest opportunity. ***

*** FINAL APPEAL: Around this time of year, we count our blessings. We also write checks to organizations whose work we want to support. The Center for Long-Term Care Financing fights for rational LTC policy to help seniors obtain quality long-term care. We encourage private financing of LTC to relieve the burden on public programs needed by the less fortunate. The Center is often the only organization battling against Medicaid planning, which profiteers off public assistance and turns the middle class against responsible long-term care planning. Please support the Center with a generous contribution. Join the mission to save Medicaid for the needy by preparing everyone else to pay privately for long-term care. Please send your tax deductible donation to Center for Long-Term Care Financing, 2212 Queen Anne Avenue North, #110, Seattle, Washington 98109. You may also contribute online at . Many thanks and Happy Holidays. ***