Washingtonians for a Responsible Future

Senior Scene: Age wave bringing long-term care issues

Senior Scene writes:

Meet Lon Cole of Puyallup. As somebody living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, he knows firsthand the worry and fear that comes with figuring out how to take care of yourself as you age. He is relieved that his long-term care will be covered by the Veterans Administration. Through his volunteer work at the Alzheimer’s Association, he knows plenty of people who do not have a plan – nor the resources – to pay for care as they age.

“I see people struggle financially and not know where to turn when it comes to long-term care,” he says. “The state really needs to make changes to help people.”

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