Paying for Long-Term Care: A Twitter Chat

Ways to prepare for the cost of nursing homes, home care or assisted living.

Long-Term Care Costs Twitter Chat, Best Nursing Homes, Elder care

U.S. News will release its sixth annual Best Nursing Homes ratings on Feb. 26, 2014. The ratings, which include nearly every nursing facility in the United States, offer users a consumer-friendly, searchable database designed to highlight homes that are most likely to meet their needs. Best Nursing Homes also offers an informative guide to simplify the search for a nursing facility, including articles on the factors to consider when visiting a nursing home and how to monitor a family members' care.

More than 3 million Americans will live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility in any given year. Long-term care is costly. Choosing the right facility can be challenging. Preparing for this transition takes planning and is best begun well in advance. But if the need for long-term care is imminent, there are still several options for your family to consider. To explore this and other issues, U.S. News is holding a Twitter chat with AARP, the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living, Mayo Clinic and Sharp Seniors, a senior living resource.

Experts are prepared to discuss the impact Obamacare has on long-term care, what various financial options are in place for paying for long-term care, and resources that are available to help guide people in making financial decisions.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST
Hashtag: #LTCareCosts
Moderator: @USNewsHealth
@NAPGCM, @AARPMedia, @sharpseniors, @ahcancal, @MayoClinic 

Disclaimer: Please be aware that any of your tweets containing the hashtag may appear in a U.S. News Health story about how to prepare for the cost of long-term care. 

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