Long term care and income planning issues crop up often on the agenda for the upcoming 2005 White House Conference on Aging.[@@]
The 4-day conference, required by the federal Older Americans Act Amendments of 2000, is scheduled to start Dec. 11 at a hotel in Washington.
Conference participants are supposed to “develop not more than 50 recommendations to guide the president, Congress and federal agencies in serving older individuals,” Edwin Walker, a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, writes in a preamble to the conference agenda.
The agenda appears today in the Federal Register.
The agenda section for the “Planning Along the Lifespan” track features an LTC item in a subsection dealing with efforts to protect older Americans from catastrophic loss.
Speakers for that track will talk about “long term care expenses and ways to assist baby boomers and families in understanding the need to finance long term care, through insurance and other options,” according to the conference agenda.