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New From the Heinz Family Philanthropies: 10 Questions and Valuable Answers to Help Families If They Are Not Happy With Their Long-Term Care
Date:6/11/2009

ons 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.

In 2002, the Heinz Family Philanthropies introduced its Facts About card series, aimed at providing decision-makers with up-to-date and dependable statistical information on many complex problems that our nation faces. Since the program's inception, more than 400,000 Facts About cards have been distributed to lawmakers, business professionals, civic leaders, community advocates, educators, union leaders, parents, and students.

The 10 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER Web site (www.tenquestionstoanswer.org) has released four fact sheets over the past four weeks and today's release represents the fifth and final one for this series.

10 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER...When You Are Not Happy with Your Long-Term Care

1.) Have you clearly defined your goals for the service(s) that you or your loved one is receiving?

Fact: For information on how to define your goals, see Heinz "10 Questions on Planning for LTC." Record your goals in a personal health record, and share these goals verbally and in writing with your providers.

Web resource: www.tenquestionstoanswer.org

Web resource: http://www.medicare.gov/PHR/Overview.asp

2.) Have you examined what you can control or influence?

Fact: If you are unhappy with your care, examine what you c
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