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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

ined by the Foundation for the Future of Aging.

The five new fact sheets in the "10 Questions" series are:

  • 10 Questions to Answer Before You or a Your Loved One Needs Long-Term Care...
    • These questions examine long-term care options beyond nursing home care.
  • 10 Questions to Answer Before You or a Your Loved One Purchase Long-Term Care...
    • These questions look at the financial aspects of long-term care.
  • 10 Questions to Answer Before Choosing a Nursing Home or Assisted Living...
    • These questions will provide you with a logical process for selecting a new home that best matches your needs and lifestyle, or those of a loved one.
  • 10 Questions to Answer Before Managing Your Long-Term Care Services...
    • These questions examine how you define what is important and preferred by you or your loved one when living into great old age or with a disability.
  • 10 Questions to Answer When You Are Not Happy with Your Long-Term Care...
    • These questions address options on how to handle situations when you think the care you are getting is not what or how you really want it.

"Teresa Heinz, chairman of the Heinz Family Philanthropies, said: "The Facts About cards are intended to help public and private decision-makers recognize the complexity of long term care. And, equally important, this specific set was created to help the children of aging parents, and other relatives involved in these very important decisions, to understand that there are organizations and experts ready to help. Knowing where to look for information that is both up-to-date and unbiase
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