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Long-Term Care

Program Description

While no one likes to think about placing a loved one in a long-term care facility, sometimes it is unavoidable. A presentation on what to expect and things to be aware of will help ease this transition. It also helps individuals to know that there are others in attendance facing similar decisions.


  • Problems associated with long-term health care.
  • Objective solutions that work.
  • Long-term care financing.
  • Long-term care insurance.


  • Representative of AARP.
  • Representative of the Area Agency on Aging (AAA).
  • Representative from the State of Missouri's Long-Term Care Ombudsman program (800) 309-3282.


  • Length - 1 hour.
  • Auditorium-style seating.
  • Preparation time - 2 hours.

Learn More About It

  • Davis, Ruth. The Nursing Home Handbook: A Guide to Living Well. Holbrook, MA: Adams Media, 1999.
  • Shelton, Phyllis R. Long-Term Care Planning Guide: The Consumer Resource for Long-Term Care Financing.
  • Nashville, TN: Shelton Marketing Services, 1998.

Make It Special

Library representative can distribute a list of the long-term care facilities with which they partner by providing programming or reading materials for residents. This will assure patrons library service will not have to end.

Market It

Distribute information to assisted living facilities, doctors' offices,
clinics, senior centers, places of employment.

Reprinted with permission from the Missouri State Library and Secretary of State Robin Carnahan.

  • Montana State Library
  • P.O. Box 201800, 1515 East 6th Avenue
  • Helena, MT 59620-1800
  • Phone: (406) 444-3115
  • Fax: (406) 444-0266
  • msl.mt.gov