Online Resource Centre Designed to Equip Canadians and Their Advisors
Seeking Care Solutions
TORONTO, March 5 /CNW/ - The general public is becoming increasingly
aware of the pervasive need for long term care planning and education in
Canada. Between 2006 and 2026, the number of seniors is projected to increase
from 4.3 million to 8.0 million. Likewise, the number of individuals aged 65
to 74 will almost double, from 2.3 million to about 4.5 million. Many
Canadians are already at that crossroad, with over 600 people turning 65 every
day in our nation. Estimates indicate nearly half that number will require
long term care during their lifetime. Middle-aged couples are wondering how to
approach their parents about the inevitable questions related to long term
care. Aging parents are often uncertain what their options are. Employers are
seeking ways to support employees caring for aging family members.
Co-founders of the site, Karen Henderson and Kirk Lowe, proactively
addressed Canada's looming mass geriatric society in part because of the
concern over the lack of centralized information, research and resources for
the public and professionals on this key issue.
For families and formal care providers, LTCplanningnetwork.com addresses
issues such as dementia, home modification, long distance caregiving,
nutrition and other challenging caregiver realities. The site also provides a
complete range of educational tools such as a national LTC Resource CD, a
Conversation-starter Pamphlet, Critical Illness and Long Term Care Planner and
a Long Term Care Readiness Questionnaire, as well as support through a wide
variety of seminars.
The overarching goal of the site is to educate the general public on long
term care so that they will, in turn, talk to family members and professionals
directly dealing with this issue. A well-informed public will demand more from
both governments and service professionals, thus driving the development of
more effective solutions for this nationwide dilemma.
LTCplanningnetwork.com also links to LTCplanningcentral.com - a site
specifically designed for professionals in financial, legal, accounting and
health/benefits consulting. This site offers advisors turnkey education and
marketing tools including the AdvisorWise(TM) Care Planning Program and a
selection of seminar packages. LTCplanningcentral.com also provides an Online
Membership Program for advisors with access to a selection of presentations,
articles, marketing templates, research and news geared to advisors.
The Long Term Care Planning Network is a working collaboration among
professionals who understand the demands of long term care planning and who
are passionate about the need for better long term care education.
For further information:
For further information: about the Long Term Care Planning Network and
its affiliates, or to schedule an interview, please contact Karen Henderson at
(416) 323-1090, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org