Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) seeks to prepare the Los Angeles region for a rapidly aging population through an innovative, sustained initiative that unites public and private leadership and strategies. PALA will improve the lives of older adults and Angelenos of all ages. As part of the Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA) Initiative, the County … Continue reading

Who Will Be Our Aging Champion?

“Is California prepared to meet the needs of the aging baby boomer generation?” That was the question posed three years ago by the California State Senate Select Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care chaired by Senator Carol Liu (D-La Canada), where I served as Chief of Staff. After a year of research, briefings by experts … Continue reading

Who’s Prepared for California Long Term Care?

In a poll which was recently conducted among Californians from ages 40 and onwards, majority of voters admitted that they are weary of the cost of California long term care. The poll, which was conducted on behalf of the SCAN Foundation and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, aims to find out what people … Continue reading

When Elders Are Financially Exploited By Friends, Family and Caregivers

It is a sad fact that most people who financially exploit the elderly get away with it. They often find it so easy that they do it time and time again. Each time the Exploiter becomes more and more bold. They act as though they are entitled to this money and no one else deserves … Continue reading

Understanding Long Term Care Insurance

We hear it all the time; people are living longer, the system is not equipped to handle the increasing number of older Americans, and health care costs so much. One thing that can be done to safeguard your future and your finances is to take out a long term care insurance policy. LTC provides coverage … Continue reading

Long Term Care Planning: Planning For The Future

Long term care planning can save you a lot of time and money. By planning in advance, you are taking care of the possibility that you or someone you love may no longer have the ability to take care of their own affairs. It is not something anyone wants to think about, but in some … Continue reading

Three Ways to Buy Long Term Care Without Paying Premiums Out of Your Pocket

Stop 100 people over 65 on the street and ask them if they will ever need to go to a nursing home and 99 will say, “No!” Folks tend to equate long term care insurance with nursing homes, but there are other aspects of long term care. Home care, assisted living, adult day care and … Continue reading

Five Excuses People Use For Not Buying Long Term Care and Why None of Them Hold Water

From my experience in working with seniors, here are the five most offered reasons why people have not purchased long term care. In most cases, the reasons are not valid. It’s not that they don’t make any sense; it is due to lack of information. So here are the big five along with some insights … Continue reading

Capital Public Radio: Senate Report: Overhaul California’s Long-Term Care System

Ben Adler State Sen. Carol Liu (D-La Cañada Flintridge) holds up a chart that shows California’s system that provides long-term care to the elderly. Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio California uses 112 programs spread across 20 state departments and agencies to provide long-term care for its nearly five million elderly residents. A new state … Continue reading

AP | NORC: Long-Term Care: Experiences of Hispanics in the United States

The AP-NORC Center takes a closer look at how Hispanics plan for long-term care ​The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, with funding from The SCAN Foundation, is undertaking a series of studies to assess the aging population’s personal experiences with long-term care in the United States. The second study in the series, released … Continue reading

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