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Educational sessions on long-term care options scheduled

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PIERRE, S.D. (KELO-AM) – The South Dakota Department of Social Services is hosting several educational sessions in communities across the state this spring on long-term care and the Long-Term Care Partnership Program.

 

“I strongly encourage South Dakotans to attend an educational session on the Long-Term Care Partnership Program to learn more about the options available for themselves and their family members,” said Lynne Valenti, Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Social Services. “A long-term care insurance plan certified by the Long-Term Care Partnership Program benefits people needing long-term care, their families, long-term care providers and the state's Medicaid program."

 

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 educational sessions on the program in 2007 to raise awareness about long-term care insurance and the benefits for South Dakotans.

 

The spring 2014 educational session schedule includes stops in several communities in early March through late April. 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 open to the public. Each session is scheduled for one hour.

 

  • Feb. 26, Vermillion: USD, MUC Room 216A, Cherry at Rose Street at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
    • Available for questions between sessions
  • March 6, Brookings: SDSU Staff and Faculty Benefits Fair, Student Union at 9 a.m.
    • Available after the presentation until 3 p.m.
  • March 10, Sioux Falls: IPC Community Ed, 201 E. 38th St. at 7 p.m.
    • Session is open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call (605) 367-7999
  • March 12, Canton: Lincoln County Courthouse – Multipurpose room, 104 N. Main St. at 2 p.m.
  • March 18, Rapid City: SDSMT Faculty and Staff Benefits Fair, Surbeck Center
    • Available from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • March 18, Rapid City: Canyon Lake Senior Center, 2900 Canyon Lake Drive at 11 a.m.
  • March 19, Spearfish: BHSU Faculty and Staff Benefits Fair, Student Union, available from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
    • Presentation in Hudson Hall, Room C, 222 W. Hudson at 4 p.m.
  • March 20, Rapid City: Rapid City Public Library – Helen Hoyt Room, 610 Quincy St. at 10 a.m.
  • March 25, Milbank: Grant County Library, 207 Park Ave. E. at 10:30 a.m.
  • March 25, Watertown: Watertown Public Library, 160 6th St. NE at 2 p.m.
  • April 2, Winner: Tripp County Courthouse – Extension Meeting Room, 200 E. 3rd St. at 1:30 p.m.
  • April 2, Pierre: Rawlins Municipal Library, 1000 E. Church at 5:30 p.m.
  • April 3, Huron: Crossroads Inn, Symposium Room, 100 4th St. SW at 2 p.m.
  • April 8, Brookings: Brookings Public Library, Cooper Room, 515 3rd St. at 2 p.m.
  • April 9, Flandreau: Moody County Courthouse – Farmers Room, 101 E. Pipestone Ave. at 2 p.m.
  • April 10, Yankton: Yankton Public Library, 515 Walnut St. at 1:30 p.m.
  • April 14, Mobridge: A.H. Brown Public Library, Community Room, 521 N. Main at 4 p.m.
  • April 15, Aberdeen: NSU – Graham Hall (just next to the student union) James River Room, 1200 S. Jay St. at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    • Available for questions between sessions
  • April 16, Redfield: Redfield Carnegie Library – lower level, 5 East 5th Ave. at 1 p.m.
  • April 22, Mitchell: Mitchell City Hall, Council Chambers, 612 N. Main at 2 p.m.
  • April 23, Sioux Falls: Caille Branch Public Library, 4100 Carnegie Circle at 4 and 5:30 p.m.
    • Available for questions between sessions
  • April 24, Madison: DSU, Trojan Center, Regents Room at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • April 28, Rapid City: Minneluzahan Senior Center, 315 N. 4th St. at 1 p.m.
  • April 29, Belle Fourche: Community Center – Montana Room, 1111 National St. at 10:30 a.m.
  • April 29, Rapid City: Rapid City Public Library – Helen Hoyt Room, 610 Quincy St. at 4 p.m.
  • April 30, Hot Springs: Hot Springs Public Library, 2005 Library Drive at 1 p.m.

 

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 learn more, please visit www.ltcpartnership.sd.gov

 

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