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Heinz Family Philanthropies (www.heinzfamily.org) Release New 'Facts About' Cards, Highlighting Questions Families Should Ask About Long-Term Care -- 10 Questions to Answer... (www.tenquestionstoanswer.org)
Date:5/13/2009

WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Figuring out long-term care is complicated and very often families do not even know which questions to begin asking when they start -- or when they are suddenly forced -- to consider it.

The Heinz Family Philanthropies is adding a new series to its Facts About project entitled "10 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER... About Long-term Care." The 10 Answers will provide the most up-to-date, concise, accurate, and unbiased information related to important issues about long-term care.

Long-term care encompasses a variety of medical and non-medical services provided to persons with chronic diseases or disabilities who need assistance with activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom. Long-term care can be provided at home, in the community, in assisted living communities, or in nursing homes.

Previous editions have covered such issues as Prescription Drugs and Seniors, Health Care Cost and Coverage, Women's Pensions and Retirement Benefits, and Health of College Students.

The Facts About series of informative fact sheets is distributed via index-sized laminated cards. These cards are distributed to decision makers in the public and private sectors and the public at large. 10 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER..., will be first available online fact sheets and within the next 30 days in the normal Facts About format as 3 x 5 laminated index cards.

10 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER... poses a series of questions for older adults and their families to consider when deciding about long-term care. They provide brief answers, ideas for further consideration, and links to resources that can help families dealing with these difficult issues.

These new fact sheets expand The Heinz Family Philanthropies' on-going public information campaign. On this specific series we are jo
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