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LTCI Watch: Publications

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Monday, the office I’m in is moving from the shore of sunny Hoboken, N.J. to the concrete canyons of Manhattan, so I’ve been organizing and emptying out my office.

Yesterday, I wrote about some books I found that might be of interest to people in the health insurance community.

Two publications of interest to members of the long-term care insurance (LTCI) community also surfaced.

One is a DVD, The Completely Understandable LTCI Buyer’s Guide, by Craig McCormick. It was published in 2012 and now needs an update, but it has great information about the likelihood that an individual will need long-term care (LTC) services, government LTC programs and even Veterans Affairs Department LTC programs.

The other publication is Hear Your Life, a book by Melissa K. Rodriguez, a hearing aid seller. Rodriguez gives good general information about hearing loss and hearing aids. It’s definitely not a good resource for anyone looking for information about alternatives to hearing aids, or reasons not to get a hearing aid, but some of the anecdotes in the front of the book might be good for persuading people who need hearing aids to think about getting a hearing aid.

Maybe, in some cases, one easy way to help consumers avoid using LTC services is to make sure they have hearing aids and any other devices they need to keep hearing problems from interfering with their ability to live on their own.

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