Welcome to the National Care Planning Council
Thank you for visiting our site. This site -- Long Term Care Link -- started in the fall of 2002 as a personal attempt to help others, who like me, were looking for more information about long term care issues. I'm a "rock-turner"-- someone who wants all the details and is not satisfied with a cursory review. As a result I have tried to do more research and provide in-depth information for those individuals who, like me, want more than just a short and casual treatment of care subjects.
Over the years, I have been involved in my local area in teaching workshops on long term care planning and meeting with people and helping with their problems. Along the way, I felt compelled to learn everything about eldercare issues that I possibly could. I have written several books and produced most of the material for this web site which I believe is the most comprehensive and detailed information on long term care planning ever produced.
All of this experience led me to the conclusion that the American public is not doing a very good job of planning for long term care. Beginning in 2005, the entire focus of this site shifted to planning for long term care. A group of like-minded, concerned investors started a movement called the National Care Planning Council, which now owns this site and several others. The council promotes our concept of long term care planning nationwide and we intend to dovetail our efforts with a new national initiative for the same purpose from the Department of Health and Human Services.
I'm passionate about preparing for long term care. Susan (my wife) and I went through it with all four of our parents. We didn't have a life for five years. And at the age of 65, I suffer from an immune demyelinating neuropathy that results in disability and already requires me to rely on others for help. Because of my personal experience you can understand how anxious I am to promote long term care planning (my story).
If we could express the mission of this site and of the Council in a few words it would be,
We promote and support planning for long term care.
If you have any comments or suggestions please pass them along (contact us).
Director, National Care Planning Council