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Seven lifestyle behaviors linked to Alzheimer’s

(Source: US News and World Report) – Research released at an international Alzheimer’s conference in Paris found that seven risk factors may contribute to as many as three million cases of Alzheimer’s in the United States. The operative word here is “may”.

The research identified […]

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Where there’s a will, there’s now insurance

By James Daw

Two Kitchener brokers have developed a new insurance policy to protect you if you become an executor or trustee and you fear being sued by dissatisfied heirs. The Waterloo insurer that backs the insurance would pay for a lawyer to defend you […]

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Video Resources Featuring Karen Henderson

When your parents can’t take care of themselves
A look at the basics of eldercare and how to pay for it

The financially well-prepared senior
A checklist of items that aging parents should discuss with their kids and a look at key documents to prepare

Having ‘The Talk’ […]

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Top 5 family caregiving myths and misconceptions

As found by a U.S. landmark study, Our Family, Our Future: The Heart of Long Term Care Planning, sponsored by Genworth Financial (Genworth) and released by Age Wave and Harris Interactive.

Financial Contributions: While only 40 percent of caregivers expect they will contribute financially to […]

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LTCI update from the U.S.

The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI) posted the results of the2010 LTCI Market Study. More than 400 professionals responded to the survey. The results reflect responses by personal producing agents who have sold at least one LTCI policy in the past 12 months.

The […]

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Winter/Spring 2012 News

 

An announcement from Karen Henderson

As you may know, I have been creating educational tools for aging and long term care planning for advisors and their clients since 2003; I have been an aging and long term care expert since 1996.

At the urging of many […]

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Canadian health care spending in 2010

Total spending on health care in Canada is expected to reach $191.6 billion this year, growing an estimated $9.5 billion, or 5.2%, since 2009, according to new figures released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

Quick facts on spending

Canada is expected to […]

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My 99-year old aunt: Bed blocker or a senior deserving fair care?

In Canada, “bed blockers” – older people stuck in hospital, ready for discharge, lacking the home support or alternate accommodation they require – occupy 5,000 hospital beds and consume $200 million annually. They clog emergency departments and expand wait times for others. Also known […]

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Canadian Medical Association calls on governments to fix ailing health system

Earlier this spring I was asked to attend a luncheon that featured a speech by Dr. Jeff Turnbull, President of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA).

Dr. Turnbull, chief of staff at The Ottawa Hospital, a much-honoured physician and educator, an Order of Canada recipient and […]

By |May 30th, 2011|News|Comments Off on Canadian Medical Association calls on governments to fix ailing health system

Your aging clients want home care: Will they be able to get it?

Home Care is “an array of services for people of all ages, provided in the home and community setting, that encompasses health promotion and teaching, curative intervention, end-of-life care, rehabilitation, support and maintenance, social adaptation and integration and support for the family caregiver.” (Canadian […]

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Why Canadian LTCI policy holders make a claim

People claim long term care benefits for a variety of reasons, but Life Plans has released the definitive top five reasons the average claimant (about 61.6-years-old) files a claim.

Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia
Stroke
Injury
Cancer
Other

Source

LSM Insurance

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Upcoming webinar

Important things you should know about selling Long Term Care Insurance (LTCI)

This webinar will cover the following topics:

LTCI market update
The need for long term care
Long term care solutions from major companies
Sales ideas
Field underwriting
Application completion (How to paint a full picture for your underwriter)
Ongoing service […]

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