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September 16, 2011

Free Educational Sessions on
Long-Term Care Options Scheduled
 

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 what long-term care options are available for you and your family as you plan for your future care needs,” said Kim Malsam-Rysdon, 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 from September through November. 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.

  • September 27, Yankton
    • Yankton Public Library, 515 Walnut Street at 2 p.m. CT
  • September 28, Elk Point
    • Courthouse Community Room, 209 East Main at 2 p.m. CT
  • October 4, Milbank
    • Grant County Library, 207 Park Avenue East at 2 p.m. CT
  • October 5, Aberdeen
    • Resource Fair, Ramkota Hotel from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT
    • Information and personal assistance will be available at a booth.
  • October 5, Aberdeen
    • Courthouse Community Room (west basement), 25 Market St at 3 p.m. CT
  • October 6, Redfield
    • Redfield Carnegie Library, 5 East 5th Street at 10:30 a.m. CT
  • October 6, Huron
    • Crossroads Inn, 100 4th Street SW at 3 p.m. CT
  • October 12, Pierre
    • Becker Hanson Board Room, 700 East Broadway at 3 p.m. CT
  • October 12, Pierre
    • Rawlins Municipal Library, 1000 East Church Street at 5:30 p.m. CT
  • October 13, Gettysburg
    • Potter County Courthouse (courtroom), 201 Exene Street at 3 p.m. CT
  • October 14, Winner
    • Tripp County Courthouse (extension), 200 East 3rd Street at 1 p.m. CT
  • October 18, Parkston
    • Parkston Public Library, 110 West Main Street at 2 p.m. CT
  • October 19, Sioux Falls
    • Center for Active Generations, 2300 West 46th Street at 10 a.m. CT
    • This session is open to the public, but requires registration by calling 605-336-6722.
  • October 25, Rapid City
    • Rapid City Public Library, 610 Quincy Street at 4 p.m. MT
  • October 26, Deadwood
    • Lawrence Co. Courthouse, First Floor Jury Rm, 90 Sherman St. at 2 p.m. MT
  • October 27, Hot Springs
    • Hot Springs Public Library, 2005 Library Drive at 10:30 a.m. MT
  • November 1, Mitchell
    • Mitchell Public Library, 221 North Duff Street at 2 p.m. CT
  • November 3, Watertown
    • Watertown Public Library, 160 6th Street East at 2 p.m. CT

About the Long-Term Care Partnership Program: The Long-Term Care Partnership Program is a public-private partnership that offers 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 educational 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 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.
 

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