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November 27, 2007

State Continues Public Education Efforts on the
Long-Term Care Partnership Program

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Social Services continues their efforts to educate and inform residents on the Long-Term Care Partnership Program. In December, education sessions will be held in the following communities: Sioux Falls, Madison, Redfield, Miller, Huron and Mitchell.

If you, a family member, friend or co-worker would like to find out more about long-term care, the costs related to it, how to plan for long-term care needs, what Medicare and Medicaid will cover and how the Long-Term Care Partnership Program can help you, now is your chance. The education sessions are free and open to the public. Below are the times, dates and locations for the month of December. Each session is scheduled for one hour and all times below are Standard Central Time.

  • SIOUX FALLS: Monday, December 10, 2007
    Location: Center for Active Generations, Room 202, 2300 West 46th Street
    Time: Session will be held at 9 a.m.

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Location: YWCA, downtown location, 300 W. 11th Street
Time: Sessions will be held at noon and 6 p.m.

  • MADISON: Tuesday, December 11, 2007
    Location: Madison Public Library, 209 E. Center Street
    Time: Sessions will be held at 9 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m.
  • REDFIELD: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
    Location: First Congregational United Church of Christ, Fellowship Hall, 125 East 7th Avenue
    Time: Sessions will be held at 9 a.m. and noon.
  • MILLER: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
    Location: Hand County Memorial Hospital, 300 W. 5th street
    Time: Sessions will be held at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • HURON: Thursday, December 13, 2007
    Location: Crossroads Convention Center, 100 4th St. SW
    Time: Sessions will be held at 9 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m.
  • MITCHELL: Friday, December 14, 2007
    Location: Avera Teleconference Center, 525 North Foster Street
    Time: Sessions will be held at 9 a.m., noon and 5:30 p.m.

About the Long-Term Care Partnership Program: The Long-Term Care Partnership Program is a public-private partnership offering individuals quality, affordable long-term care insurance. Once private insurance benefits are used, special Medicaid eligibility rules are applied if additional coverage is necessary. The Department will continue to offer community education sessions, educating and informing citizens on the Long-Term Care Partnership Program and the need to plan ahead and prepare for long-term care.

To date we have visited:

  • Harrisburg
  • Sioux Falls
  • Madison
  • Brookings
  • Watertown
  • Milbank
  • Belle Fourche
  • Spearfish
  • Rapid City
  • Deadwood
  • Sturgis
  • Aberdeen
  • Mobridge
  • Eagle Butte
  • Gettysburg
  • Pierre

In February 2008, education sessions will be held in: Chamberlain, Platte, Winner, Mission, Murdo, Wall, Hot Springs, Custer and Rapid City.

For more information, please visit www.ltcpartnership.sd.gov or call 1-800-597-1603 to learn more.