Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Today Show Discusses Long-Term Care with United Hospital Fund's Carol Levine
Long-term care doesn't mean just a nursing home anymore. Now, most people have long-term care at home or in an assisted-living facility. At least 70 percent of us are going to need some form of long-term care. And 80 percent of long-term care in the U.S. is provided by families. And "families don't get paid," Carol Levine, author of "Planning Long-term Care for Dummies," told TODAY.
United Hospital Fund’s Next Step in Care offers free guides in four languages that help family caregivers navigate the confusing long-term care and health care system, especially through transitions between health care settings....