Mountain Lakes, NJ (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
Today the LTC Guild, social network for the long-term care industry, recommends a series of educational seminars to be held in five Texas cities from July 18 through July 24. Offered through a joint effort of the Texas Long-Term Care Partnership and the 3in4 Association, the events will educate people about long-term care (LTC) and encourage them to think about how they're going to pay for it. The LTC Guild is a service of EraNova Institute.
"We highly recommend these events," says Dick Samson, director of the LTC Guild. "Each one is led by an expert in the field, so any and all questions may be answered. Also, the State of Texas and the non-profit 3in4 Association may be relied upon to give solid information and provide a safe, friendly atmosphere."
Why are the seminars needed? Studies show that nearly three out of four Americans will need some kind of long-term care, help with preparing meals, getting dressed or simply getting around, but most don't have a plan for how they'll pay for those services. People may need long-term care after a debilitating injury or illness, but the services aren't covered by typical health or disability insurance, or even Medicare.
The seminars will be offered in conjunction with the "3in4 Need More" national bus tour, which will make stops in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio during the period July 18 through July 24.
Information on seminar dates, times, and locations is available at the LTC Guild website: http://ltcguild.ning.com/events/texas-seminars-july2012. There are also links for learning more about the Texas Long-Term Care Partnership and the 3in4 Association.
For added information on long-term care, visitors to the site may click "sign up" to register. There is no cost to do so.
The 3in4 Association is a nonprofit industry association dedicated to increasing awareness about the need to plan for long-term care. The organization's bus tour features noted eldercare expert Dr. Marion Somers. During each Texas stop on the tour, "Dr. Marion" will host at least one of the free seminars.
The Texas Long-Term Care Partnership was created by the Texas Legislature to increase awareness about the importance of planning for long-term care. Partners include the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Department of Insurance, and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
The LTC Guild is a social network described as "the place where long-term care and allied pros meet one another and the public, form local chapters, schedule meetings, and share information." It is managed by EraNova Institute of Mountain Lakes, N.J. Samson is director of that organization, too.
Membership in the LTC Guild is free and open to LTC and allied professionals, government officials and policy makers, business owners and managers, and the general public.