Navigation Links
Governor Rendell Announces Record Response to Pennsylvania's 'Own Your Future' Long-Term Care Planning Effort
Date:6/19/2008

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell said today that more than 200,000 people have requested Own Your Future planning kits since March, when Pennsylvania launched its outreach effort urging individuals to take a more active role in planning their own long-term care needs.

The federal government says Pennsylvania's 13 percent response rate is approximately double the rate seen by any of the 16 states that took part in similar outreach efforts. The typical response rate reported by states is between 5 and 7 percent.

"The strong response to our Own Your Future campaign suggests that Pennsylvanians are seriously considering their future long-term living needs," Governor Rendell said. "Individuals who begin planning today will have a broader range of options available to them in their later years, which can help to ensure greater financial security and peace of mind."

By 2020, one in four Pennsylvanians will be age 60 or older. Many consumers are not aware that Medicare does not cover the cost of many long-term care services.

More than 1.6 million Pennsylvania households with residents aged 45 to 65 received a letter from Governor Rendell urging them to request the Own Your Future kit, which offers information on financial planning, legal services, housing, transportation, long-term care insurance and more.

Pennsylvanians may continue to request the Own Your Future planning kits by calling 1-866-752-6582 or by visiting http://www.longtermcare.gov/campaign. The Own Your Future campaign is coordinated by the state Department of Aging in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Rendell administration is committed to creating a first-rate public education system, protecting our most vulnerable citizens and continuing economic investment to support our communities and businesses. To find out more about Governor Rendell's initiatives and to sign up for his weekly newsletter, visit http://www.governor.state.pa.us.

CONTACT: Gary Miller

717-783-1116

Jane Crawford, Aging

717-783-1549


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Office of the Governor
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Governor and Lt. Governor Celebrate Eight Years of Safe Haven Babies
2. Media Advisory - Photo opportunity with Canadian Health Minister, Tony Clement and California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger
3. Minister Clement, Governor Schwarzenegger Join Forces to Fight Cancer Through Cancer Stem Cell Research
4. Home Care Workers, Seniors, Disabled From Across Massachusetts to Protest Poverty Wages, Lack of Health Insurance, Wednesday, June 18 at Office of Governor Deval Patrick
5. Governor Bredesen Declares Tennessee Patient Advocacy Day to Promote Healthcare Accessibility for All
6. More Than 13,000 Home Healthcare Workers, Clients Protest Governors Cuts
7. Governor Rendell Signs Bill Restricting Smoking in Most Public Places in Pennsylvania
8. More Than 13,000 Home Healthcare Workers Protest Governors Budget Cuts
9. Governor Rendell Says PA ABC Will Help Low-Wage Small Businesses Pay for Employee Health Coverage
10. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Governor Phil Bredesen for Leadership in Protecting Tennesseans from Dangers of Tobacco Use
11. Rutgers College of Nursings Linda Flynn to receive N.J. Governors Nursing Merit Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if ... the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, so ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob ... sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational ... and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and ... apnea using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans ... frequent cessation in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health ... expanded their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, ... joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Chapel, FL (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... is holding a treadmill relay – Miles by Moonlight to raise money for the ... donating $300 or more. , Teams will work together to keep their treadmills ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Oct. 2, 2017 Halo Labs announces the European launch ... called the HORIZON at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K ... visible particulate matter in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity ... novel technique Backgrounded Membrane Imaging. ... The HORIZON subvisible particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal ... wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of patients ... a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions for ... analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium , an ... solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master Files & ... NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has selected ... and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading European contract ... to increase transparency to enable greater collaboration with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: