Bullet: The Long-Term Care
Thursday, August 30, 2007
LTC Comment: Learn
about a new "graduate level" educational experience for senior
financial advisors after the ***news.***
*** LUCKY 711.
Today's LTC Bullet is our seven hundred and eleventh since the
Center for Long-Term Care Reform was founded in April 1998. ***
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you have to do to have your very own LTC website designed by LTC
Connection is to join the Center for Long-Term Care Reform.
That's right, join the Center for $150 per year, get all our
publications and access to The Zone, including our new "Almanac of
Long-Term Care," and on top of that LTC Connection will design your
website and waive their usual $149 fee.
Or look at it this way, buy your website from LTC Connection
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join the Center, pay your membership fee, and say "I want my
connect you with the right person at LTC Connection and you'll be on
your way. Great content
from the Center and a great website from LTC Connection.
How can you beat it? Already
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LTC BULLET: THE
LONG-TERM CARE GRADUATE SEMINAR
LTC Comment: Long-term
care beginners have many excellent education and certification programs
to choose from.
where do you go once you've learned the basics and achieved some
success? How do you go to
the next level?
Center for Long-Term Care Reform's "LTC Graduate Seminar" is
for experienced professionals in all aspects of long-term care.
Steve Moses hosted a 30-minute "webinar" about the "LTC
Graduate Seminar." We
recommend that you skip the rest of this "LTC Bullet" (except
for the testimonials at the end) and go straight to the saved, online
version of that webinar for all the details at:
(Be patient: it's
about 24 megabytes with 2.5 to 3 minutes of download time. Total running time is 36 minutes, including Q&A.)
follows below are just the bare essentials.
You can also find complete information
about the new online version of our LTC Graduate Seminar at http://www.centerltc.com/LTC_Grad_Seminar/online.htm.
LONG-TERM CARE GRADUATE SEMINAR
A high-level training program for senior financial advisors
covering the history of long-term care service delivery and financing
with a focus on why America's LTC system is so dysfunctional, what needs
to be done in public policy to fix it, and how we can get many more
people protected against the risk and cost of long-term care in the
This class is aimed at financial planners or consultants,
attorneys, accountants and CPAs, long-term care insurance agents,
geriatric care managers, long-term care providers (home care, assisted
living or nursing home care), social workers, medical professionals and
home equity conversion (reverse mortgage) specialists.
All free in .pdf format online including "LTC Choice:
A Simple, Cost-Free Solution to the Long-Term Care Financing
Puzzle," "The Myth of Unaffordability:
How Most Americans Should, Could, and Would Buy Private Long-Term
Care Insurance," "The LTC Triathlon:
Long-Term Care's Race for Survival," "The Realist's
Guide to Medicaid and Long-Term Care," and many more materials to
be referenced in the class.
Center for Long-Term Care Reform president Steve Moses will
deliver all the presentations. He will also be available to enrollees offline for additional
Q&A by phone and email.
Eight one-hour, weekly webinars with Q&A before and after
each presentation. Every
session will be available to enrollees online in case of an absence or
Starting early October with precise dates and times to be set
based on enrollees' preferences.
which includes a one-year individual membership (or extension for
current members) in the Center for Long-Term Care Reform with all the
benefits accruing thereto: "LTC
E-Alerts," "LTC Bullets" and access to The Zone,
including the "Almanac of Long-Term Care."
Thus, the tuition for this class is only $75 more than the annual
Center membership dues of $150.
Successful completion of the LTC Graduate Seminar is a
pre-requisite for participation as a Regional Representative of the
Center for Long-Term Care Reform in our 2008 National Long-Term Care
Consciousness Tour, on which more information will follow in the next
four LTC Bullets.
Damon at 206-283-7036 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to express interest and hold your spot.
Enrollments are limited. We'll
contact you in late September to nail down dates and times for the
program and to collect tuition.
Following is some of the feedback from the 40 full-day,
face-to-face versions of the LTC Graduate Seminar that Steve has
presented all around the country since 2002:
you for the excellent job you did here in Portsmouth on August 10.
Your seminar exceeded our expectations.
This kind of in-depth training is what I think every LTC/LTCI
business needs, if it is to manage effectively in a complex environment.
Several people remarked to me afterwards that it was impressive
that you could hold people's attention for almost seven hours.
I told them it was because you really knew your subject and would
have made a very good professor."
(Paul Forte, Chief Executive Officer, Long Term Care Partners,
LLC; comment on LTC Graduate Seminar for LTC Partners in Portsmouth, New
Hampshire, August 10, 2006)
course-best I've ever attended re long-term care and benefits. . . .
GOOD - TERRIFIC! Material and presentation in a useful and motivating
manner. . . . Amazing amount of historical as well as current
information presented in detail. . . . Outstanding course and
perspective on the topic." (Comments from four of the attendees at
the Pasadena, California, LTC Graduate Seminar, January 6, 2005)
15 years of experience exclusively working in the LTCi industry this
course and material ranks as one of the true highlights. Steve's
'inside' information needs to get 'outside' to those in government, LTC,
industry, media, to expose the problem and possible solutions. A 'must'
for the serious professional."
(Comment from the Boston, Massachusetts LTC Graduate Seminar,
November 11, 2004)
recommend this course for all LTC insurance professionals."
"The best 12 hours yet!!! and I've done these things for
decades." "Vast amount of relevant material presented."
(Comments from the Birmingham, Alabama LTC Graduate Seminar, February
Moses was an excellent presenter, knowledgeable, very experienced in the
field, innovative, practical, and he tried to be very helpful to
from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin LTC Graduate Seminar, June 2, 2003)
thoroughly enjoyed the experience of Grad School. While I have prided
myself on 'being in the know' after 34 years in the LTCi business, it
was both a shock and a welcome wake-up call to view the macro
implications of past and current trends. Sometimes we do get so caught
up in our own silos that we forget the forces that will indeed affect
our future and transcend our little fiefdoms. Thanks for an
enlightening, entertaining and fruitful pedagogical experience."
(St. Louis, Missouri LTC Graduate Seminar, November 20, 2002)
a brief note to let you know that the Portland, OR seminar was without a
doubt the best money I have spent in my 28 years as an agent. The
material was well organized, relevant to the long-term care problem and
very helpful to me as an agent."
(Portland, Oregon LTC Graduate Seminar, August 28, 2002)
I have attended many workshops on the topic of long-term care, your
superb presentation offered a unique and enlightening perspective.
Stepping beyond the facts that the public, as well as
professionals in the field have been fed, you addressed the hidden
reasons behind the challenges we face as long-term care specialists.
With this newfound understanding, I hope to better assist clients
in making truly informed decisions about their financial future, and the
quality of their years ahead." (Philadelphia LTC Graduate Seminar, May 14, 2002)
"WOW! what a great meeting. I really appreciate your insight. I think many times, those of us that are focused on selling LTCI need to take a step back and see the big picture. You helped me do that and motivated me even more to 'tell the LTC story' as we say." (Pittsburgh LTC Graduate Seminar, May 13, 2002)