Los Angeles, CA, July 20, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The latest and most relevant information pertaining to long term care and long term care insurance is contained in the Long Term care Insurance Almanac and Book of Facts.
Published by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance and available to consumers free of charge from the organization’s members, the Almanac contains relevant facts pertaining to the need for care, home care, assisted living and nursing home statistics.
“Some eight million Americans currently own long-term care insurance and several hundred thousand consumers consider this coverage every year,” explains Jesse Slome, executive director of the Los Angeles-based national trade group. “There needed to be one resource that contained the most relevant information to address the different questions posed by consumers.”
According to information contained in the Almanac, two thirds of long term care insurance claims start at age 80 or older. Some 69 percent of patients receiving home health care are age 65 and over and nearly two thirds (64%) are female. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 26.7 percent of nursing home claims paid for by long term care insurance. About 10 percent of the people who enter a nursing home will stay there for five years or more.
“This is the first generation of Americans to be buying long term care insurance in large numbers,” Slome notes. “There is an enormous need for education and awareness which includes the ability to answer questions with factual and current data and information.”
For additional information on long term care insurance consult with your local long term care insurance specialist or to find one serving your state call the Association at (818) 597-3227 or visit their website www.aaltci.org for access to a variety of free online consumer information guides.