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Web Conference Will Offer Senior Care Planning Solutions

November 18, 2009
As part of National Family Caregivers Month in November, a special free web conference is being offered to help family caregivers plan for their aging loved ones' care. Addressing a new study that confirms many Americans are unaware of their options when it comes to long-term care—and most have not planned for their future needs—Home Instead Senior Care has scheduled the online conference for family caregivers for Thursday November 19 at 7 pm Eastern Standard Time as part of National Family Caregivers Month. The web conference, "The Best Care for Your Parents: Senior Care Solutions and Potential Pitfalls," will be co-hosted by Suzanne Mintz, president and CEO of the non-profit National Family Caregivers Association, and Home Instead Senior Care Co-Founder and CEO Paul Hogan. This educational session is designed to help family caregivers plan for their loved ones' care. According to Home Instead Senior Care research, planning for care is out of sight and out of mind for half of seniors ages 65 to 75 who say they have not thought about their own future needs. What's more, nearly 75 percent of adult children, when unaided in the survey, could name no more than two of eight options available to seniors who can no longer live independently. Paul Hogan, co-author with his wife Lori of the new book Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisions (McGraw Hill, November 2009) and Suzanne Mintz will offer participants solutions and resources. To register for the web conference, go to