PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Social Services is hosting several educational sessions this fall on long-term care and the Long-Term Care Partnership Program.
“It is important to understand your long-term care options and develop a plan, both for your own benefit and for the sake of your family,” said Deb Bowman, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Social Services. “I strongly encourage families to consider a long-term care insurance plan certified by the Long-Term Care Partnership Program, which can offer additional protection for them and their loved ones.”
The Long-Term Care Partnership Program is a public-private partnership that offers individuals quality, affordable long-term care insurance without depleting their assets. The South Dakota Department of Social Services began offering free educational sessions on the program in 2007 to raise awareness about long-term care insurance and the benefits for South Dakotans.
The fall schedule includes stops in several communities. Sessions will include basic information on 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. The educational sessions are free and open to the public. Each session is scheduled for one hour.