LTC News Contributor LTC News Contributor Linda Kople

Linda Kople

Linda is a freelance writer interested in retirement planning, health and aging.

LTC News contributor since October 31st, 2017

About Linda Kople

Linda is a freelance writer interested in retirement planning, health and aging.

Popular Articles

Pets Provide Comfort and Companionship for Elderly
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Pets Provide Comfort and Companionship for Elderly

If your elder Mom or Dad is transitioning to long-term care adding a pet to the caregiving team can be a huge benefit for both your parent and the animal.

April 11th, 20195510
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If your elder Mom or Dad is transitioning to long-term care adding a pet to the caregiving team can be a huge benefit for both your parent and the animal.

April 11th, 20195510
Visual Memories Help with Transition into Long-Term Care
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Visual Memories Help with Transition into Long-Term Care

A person's transition into a long-term care facility can benefit with use of photographs and mementos, including pet drawings, to ease fears. Advance planning will make life's transitions easier on the whole family.

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A person's transition into a long-term care facility can benefit with use of photographs and mementos, including pet drawings, to ease fears. Advance planning will make life's transitions easier on the whole family.

April 11th, 20194777
High-Net-Worth Individuals Value in LTC Insurance
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High-Net-Worth Individuals Value in LTC Insurance

Longevity has become a key part of retirement planning. The costs and burdens of aging impact high net-worth families as well as those with minimal savings. Long-Term Care planning is prudent for both.

April 11th, 20193108
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Longevity has become a key part of retirement planning. The costs and burdens of aging impact high net-worth families as well as those with minimal savings. Long-Term Care planning is prudent for both.

April 11th, 20193108
Long-Term Care Insurance Industry Paid Huge Benefits in 2017
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Long-Term Care Insurance Industry Paid Huge Benefits in 2017

The Long-Term Care Insurance Industry paid $9.2 Billion in benefits in 2017 alone, an increase from $8.65 paid in 2016. Policies are paying huge benefits reducing financial and physical burdens placed on the American family.

April 11th, 20193092
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The Long-Term Care Insurance Industry paid $9.2 Billion in benefits in 2017 alone, an increase from $8.65 paid in 2016. Policies are paying huge benefits reducing financial and physical burdens placed on the American family.

April 11th, 20193092

Latest Articles

Focused on Your Funeral Instead of Long-Term Care?
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Focused on Your Funeral Instead of Long-Term Care?

A new research study shows we focus on death than living. Longevity continues to be a major retirement concern. The costs and impact of long-term care needs to be a key component of your planning.

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A new research study shows we focus on death than living. Longevity continues to be a major retirement concern. The costs and impact of long-term care needs to be a key component of your planning.

August 17th, 20191171
Family Caregivers Become Exhausted Due to Long-Term Care
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Family Caregivers Become Exhausted Due to Long-Term Care

Conversation on TV, radio and social media today continues to be about long-term care and the impact it has on the family, savings and lifestyle. There is advice for those already being caregivers.

April 11th, 20191821
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Conversation on TV, radio and social media today continues to be about long-term care and the impact it has on the family, savings and lifestyle. There is advice for those already being caregivers.

April 11th, 20191821
Dementia Comes Out of Hiding on Social Media
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Dementia Comes Out of Hiding on Social Media

Social media is in the news. As more people experience a family member suffering from memory loss the issue is coming out of the shadows. People share their thoughts and feelings about dementia and long-term care.

April 11th, 20191385
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Social media is in the news. As more people experience a family member suffering from memory loss the issue is coming out of the shadows. People share their thoughts and feelings about dementia and long-term care.

April 11th, 20191385
Poll Shows Caregivers Neglecting Their Own Health
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Poll Shows Caregivers Neglecting Their Own Health

American families are directly impacted by longevity. Aging means more of us require long-term care services. Family caregivers feel stress when no advance plan is in place often impacting their health and well-being.

April 11th, 20191802
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American families are directly impacted by longevity. Aging means more of us require long-term care services. Family caregivers feel stress when no advance plan is in place often impacting their health and well-being.

April 11th, 20191802
Dogs are a Best Friend for Those with Dementia
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Dogs are a Best Friend for Those with Dementia

The number of American’s who suffer from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia continues to grow. Carried service dogs can be an important part of the caregiving team. If you have a loved one who has memory loss a dog could help.

April 11th, 20192100
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The number of American’s who suffer from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia continues to grow. Carried service dogs can be an important part of the caregiving team. If you have a loved one who has memory loss a dog could help.

April 11th, 20192100
STUDY: Caregiver’s Health & Well-Being
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STUDY: Caregiver’s Health & Well-Being

A university study shows the obvious. Caregiving is hard on family members. It places substantial burdens on careers and their own families. Long-Term Care Insurance can reduce the burdens if you plan.

April 11th, 20191718
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A university study shows the obvious. Caregiving is hard on family members. It places substantial burdens on careers and their own families. Long-Term Care Insurance can reduce the burdens if you plan.

April 11th, 20191718
Pets Provide Comfort and Companionship for Elderly
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Pets Provide Comfort and Companionship for Elderly

If your elder Mom or Dad is transitioning to long-term care adding a pet to the caregiving team can be a huge benefit for both your parent and the animal.

April 11th, 20195510
5510

If your elder Mom or Dad is transitioning to long-term care adding a pet to the caregiving team can be a huge benefit for both your parent and the animal.

April 11th, 20195510
Visual Memories Help with Transition into Long-Term Care
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Visual Memories Help with Transition into Long-Term Care

A person's transition into a long-term care facility can benefit with use of photographs and mementos, including pet drawings, to ease fears. Advance planning will make life's transitions easier on the whole family.

April 11th, 20194777
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A person's transition into a long-term care facility can benefit with use of photographs and mementos, including pet drawings, to ease fears. Advance planning will make life's transitions easier on the whole family.

April 11th, 20194777
High-Net-Worth Individuals Value in LTC Insurance
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High-Net-Worth Individuals Value in LTC Insurance

Longevity has become a key part of retirement planning. The costs and burdens of aging impact high net-worth families as well as those with minimal savings. Long-Term Care planning is prudent for both.

April 11th, 20193108
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Longevity has become a key part of retirement planning. The costs and burdens of aging impact high net-worth families as well as those with minimal savings. Long-Term Care planning is prudent for both.

April 11th, 20193108
Tax Proposal May Give Nebraskans Deduction
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Tax Proposal May Give Nebraskans Deduction

28 states offer some type of tax credit or deduction for Long-Term Care Insurance. A new measure introduced by a Nebraska state senator would provide a new tax credit for Nebraskans as they plan for Long-Term Care.

April 11th, 20191504
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28 states offer some type of tax credit or deduction for Long-Term Care Insurance. A new measure introduced by a Nebraska state senator would provide a new tax credit for Nebraskans as they plan for Long-Term Care.

April 11th, 20191504
This Is Why Long-Term Care Insurance is Affordable
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This Is Why Long-Term Care Insurance is Affordable

Longevity is requiring planning and Long-Term Care Insurance is part of the discussion. The facts suggest these plans are both affordable and rate stable providing asset protection for those planning prior to retirement.

April 11th, 20191595
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Longevity is requiring planning and Long-Term Care Insurance is part of the discussion. The facts suggest these plans are both affordable and rate stable providing asset protection for those planning prior to retirement.

April 11th, 20191595
Polypharmacy Has Consequences with Aging Adults
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Polypharmacy Has Consequences with Aging Adults

How many medications are you taking? As we age we are prescribed more drugs. Polypharmacy, the use of too many medications, becomes common with aging and can cause significant morbidity and mortality.

April 11th, 20191447
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How many medications are you taking? As we age we are prescribed more drugs. Polypharmacy, the use of too many medications, becomes common with aging and can cause significant morbidity and mortality.

April 11th, 20191447
Long-Term Care Insurance Industry Paid Huge Benefits in 2017
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Long-Term Care Insurance Industry Paid Huge Benefits in 2017

The Long-Term Care Insurance Industry paid $9.2 Billion in benefits in 2017 alone, an increase from $8.65 paid in 2016. Policies are paying huge benefits reducing financial and physical burdens placed on the American family.

April 11th, 20193092
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The Long-Term Care Insurance Industry paid $9.2 Billion in benefits in 2017 alone, an increase from $8.65 paid in 2016. Policies are paying huge benefits reducing financial and physical burdens placed on the American family.

April 11th, 20193092
Long-Term Care Spending hits $163 Billion
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Long-Term Care Spending hits $163 Billion

As America ages, the impact of Long-Term Care costs have a dramatic impact on both a family’s budget and government budgets. As more people age and require care advance plan is a necessary part of retirement planning.

April 11th, 20191817
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As America ages, the impact of Long-Term Care costs have a dramatic impact on both a family’s budget and government budgets. As more people age and require care advance plan is a necessary part of retirement planning.

April 11th, 20191817
Caring for Alzheimer’s Requires Self-Care First
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Caring for Alzheimer’s Requires Self-Care First

If you find yourself or family member caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia the stress impacts more than you and your family. It impacts your health unless you take the right steps.

April 11th, 20191949
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If you find yourself or family member caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or dementia the stress impacts more than you and your family. It impacts your health unless you take the right steps.

April 11th, 20191949
New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure
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New Guidelines for High Blood Pressure

New aggressive guidelines encourage individuals & physicians to be more pro-active when dealing with high blood pressure. The goal to reduce risks of heart attack, stroke and long-term care.

April 11th, 20191912
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New aggressive guidelines encourage individuals & physicians to be more pro-active when dealing with high blood pressure. The goal to reduce risks of heart attack, stroke and long-term care.

April 11th, 20191912
Sex in Nursing Homes and Care Facilities
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Sex in Nursing Homes and Care Facilities

Our longevity doesn’t end our sex life. Sex in Long-Term Care Facilities is a big issue combining concerns of privacy and ability to consent.

April 11th, 20192206
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Our longevity doesn’t end our sex life. Sex in Long-Term Care Facilities is a big issue combining concerns of privacy and ability to consent.

April 11th, 20192206