Washingtonians for a Responsible Future

The Kitsap Sun: Long-term care trust act helps seniors and families

The Kitsap Sun Opinion-Editorial:

Last week our State Legislature will hold a hearing on a bipartisan bill, HB 1636: The Long-Term Care Trust Act. It “offers a flexible solution that would help many seniors pay for long-term care services and take some of the pressure off of working family caregivers,” according to co-sponsor Rep. Laurie Jinkins.

We all like to think that we will always be able to take care of ourselves. But as we age, the reality is that most of us will need some form of help with daily activities like dressing, bathing, cooking. Right now there are no good options for covering the cost of this help, known as long-term care.

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