PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Social Services continues with efforts to educate and inform residents on the Long-Term Care Partnership Program. In February, education sessions will be held in the following communities: Pierre, Chamberlain, Platte, Winner, Murdo, Wall, Rapid City, Sturgis, Hot Springs, Custer and Spearfish.
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 February. Each session is scheduled for one hour.
If you are unable to attend a live session, a free educational conference call is also available and will be conducted on:
To participate in this call, dial: 1-866-809-6529 and enter the following ID number followed by the pound key: 8448656#. Callers can also download and print a copy of the presentation at www.ltcpartnership.sd.gov that will be used during the call.
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 (2), Madison (2), Brookings, Watertown, Milbank, Belle Fourche, Spearfish, Rapid City, Deadwood, Sturgis, Aberdeen, Mobridge, Eagle Butte, Gettysburg, Pierre, Redfield, Miller, Huron and Mitchell. In March, education sessions will be held in: Vermillion, Tyndall, Yankton, Parkston, Parker, Sioux Falls, Canton and Brandon.
To find out when we will be in a community near you, log onto www.ltcpartnership.sd.gov or call 1-800-597-1603 to learn more.