Welcome to the National Care Planning Council

Senior Services

Book: How to Deal with 21 Issues Facing Seniors

Advocate for Veterans

Join the NCPC

Life Resource Planning

Books for Care Planning

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. How can this web site (longtermcarelink.net) help me?
The National Care Planning Council and its affiliated members are dedicated to helping families across the United States with the challenges seniors face. We endeavor to make everyone aware of the need for long term care planning and to help implement that planning. As such, we offer several online resources for seniors and their families to find solutions to their unique situations. These resources include eldercare books and articles, comprehensive LTC planning material, references to aging services, and listings of local providers and services in every state who are qualified to help seniors and their families with eldercare planning.
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2. I am (my parent is) a veteran. Are there any benefits available to me (him or her)?
Senior veterans are typically eligible or in receipt of four cash income programs from VA. Two of these programs – pension and death pension (sometimes called "aid and attendance") – are paid to veterans and their surviving spouses who are non-service-connected disabled. The other two of these programs – compensation and DIC – are paid to veterans and their surviving spouses due to disability or death from service connection. Here is a list of other veterans benefits that are more applicable to senior veterans or their surviving spouses:
• Veterans Health Care
• Long Term Care Benefits through Veterans Health Care
• CHAMPVA for Surviving Spouses
• Burial Benefits
• State VA Nursing Homes
• Home Renovation Grants
If you would like to speak to someone in your area who understands these benefis, please visit our veterans benefits page.
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3. I need to learn more about planning for long term care. Where do I start?
We are happy to share a free, noncommercial resource with you and hope it will help you with your long term care planning needs. Our Guide to Long Term Care Planning offers 34 in-depth chapters, totaling over 690 printable pages, from 8 experts covering all areas of long-term care planning, or as it's more commonly called, elder care planning. Once you know more about the types of eldercare services you need, click here to locate providers and services in your area who are qualified to help you.
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4. Who do I contact if I have a specific eldercare need or issue?
The National Care Planning Council and its members are dedicated to helping families recognize the need for long term care planning and to help implement that planning. Integrity, honesty, and a genuine concern for those who are in need of (or may need) long term care are at the heart of our services. Click here to view listings of local providers and services in your area who are qualified to help you with your eldercare planning needs.
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5. What does Long Term Care and Long Term Care Planning mean?
Long term care refers to a broad range of supportive medical, personal and social services for people who are aging or unable to provide for their own needs for an extended period of time. This need for care from others may be caused by accident, illness, dementia, stroke, depression or frailty. Personal needs may include help to move about, dress, bathe, eat, use a toilet, medicate and avoid incontinence. Also help may be needed with household cleaning, preparing meals, shopping, paying bills, visiting the doctor, answering the phone and taking medications properly. In other cases long-term care may consist of providing supervision, companionship or support for loved ones. Long Term Care Planning is the process of preparing for and funding long term care. We are happy to share a free, noncommercial resource with you and hope it will help you with your long term care planning needs. Our Guide to Long Term Care Planning offers 34 in-depth chapters, totaling over 690 printable pages, from 8 experts covering all areas of long-term care planning, or as it's more commonly called, elder care planning. Once you know more about the types of long term care services you need, click here to locate providers and services in your area who are qualified to help you.
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6. Do you offer books on veterans benefits or eldercare?
Yes. The NCPC offers the following books for the benefit of seniors,their families, and for professionals who assist them: "How to Deal with 21 Critical Issues Facing Aging Seniors", "The 4 Steps of Long Term Care Planning", "How to Protect Your Family’s Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs – Medicaid Secrets" and "How to Apply for Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits for Senior Veterans and Their Survivors". These publications provide timely information to help seniors and their families prepare for long term care.
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7. How would joining the NCPC benefit me?
This is an excellent question. In order to provide you with an acceptable answer, we have dedicated an entire section of our site to help you learn about the benefits of joining the National Care Planning Council. Click here to learn more...
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8. How can I use the book: The 4 Steps of Long Term Care Planning?
The 4 Steps of Long Term Care Planning book is a valuable marketing tool. Present it to your clients, customers, or potential clients to help them focus on steps that make a successful retirement and care plan. This book will motivate them to enlist your help in taking those steps. NCPC Members may purchase the 4 Steps of Long Term Care Planning book at our wholesale price in the member section.
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9. What is the Successful Senior Marketing System (SSM)?
The Successful Senior Marketing System is a combination of 5 things:
1 - You will learn about strategies such as collaborative marketing, relationship marketing, group networking and Internet email campaigns to promote your services in the community and find new clients. The SSM system also includes a startup kit with step-by-step instructions on how to get started and over 11 hours of video training.
2 - You will benefit from detailed instructions for using an Educational Presentation Marketing Package included in SSM which contains a comprehensive set of 175 mix-and-match slides to put together custom educational workshops in your community. Presentations can cover 21 different aging senior issues and can be adapted for encounters of 30 minutes, 60 minutes 120 minutes or 3 hours.
3 - You will receive over 100 pages of instruction to organize a local senior planning council. The council is a group of like-minded senior service providers who contribute expert advice and provide a community one-stop shopping source for senior services. If you organize a local council, the National Care Planning Council will set up and maintain a website for your local group at no cost to you. Starting such a group is an optional endeavor for you but it will help to enhance your marketing reach.
4 - With the system, you get templates for a number of effective brochures and you have access to over 100 ghostwritten articles for advertising and Internet campaigns. You also receive list sources for finding various sponsors for your educational presentations and list sources for finding members of your local council support team.
5 - Included in the SSM system is the Life Resource Planning portion of the package which will make sales of products and services for you from the leads you create with SSM.
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10. How do I become Certified in Life Resource Planning (CLRP)?
We offer a designation called CLRP to professionals who want to specialize in assisting aging seniors. Specifically, in preparing them to cope with the challenges of their final years of life. This designation will teach you how to become a counselor and a problem solver to those you are helping. With Life Resource Planning, you will establish a fee agreement with your client and present personalized solutions to them. Your client will expect you to resolve problems they currently have or will experience in the future. The solutions are generally not specific products or services, but they will often translate into these. In other words, each plan will often uncover the need for additional services which your client will readily accept after you have presented the plan to them.
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11. I serve the elderly. How can I get a listing on your site?
This is an excellent question we are often asked. In order to provide you with an acceptable answer, we have dedicated an entire section of our site to help you learn about the benefits of joining the NCPC and getting a listing on our site. Click here to learn more...
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12. What is the difference between the NCPC and a State Care Planning Council?
This is an excellent question we are often asked. In order to provide you with an acceptable answer, we have dedicated an entire section of our site to explain the important of state care planning council for seniors, caregivers, and careproviders. Click here to learn more...
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13. I am a member. How do I make changes or updates to my account?
NCPC members can make changes to their listing and sales page information in the member section of our site. They may also update their billing information in the member section. If a member prefers to make changes via email or phone, they may email info@longtermcarelink.net or call us toll free at (800) 989-8137.
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14. I want to know more about the NCPC and who started this web site?
The National Care Planning Council was created with the intention of helping the American public plan for long term care (elder care). Our Director, Thomas Day, has written a short history about himself and the origins of our web site. Click here to read his message...
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15. What is your Support for Those Who Help Veterans?
Our Support for Those Who Help Veterans offers essential training for professionals who assist senior veterans and their survivors in obtaining benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. This support helps professionals become accredited, stay accredited, and offer a competent claims service. Furthermore, this support offers extensive guidance on what we believe constitutes a compliant practice.
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