3in4 Need More and Dr. Marion Launch Bus Tour to Raise Awareness for Long-Term Care Planning

Sub-Title: 
Most Americans are Unprepared for Long-Term Health Care Needs
Source: 
3in4 Need More
Published: 
06/30/2011

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NEW YORKJune 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Non-profit organization 3in4 Need More and elder care expert & author Dr. Marion today launched a summer-long bus tour to raise awareness about long-term care planning. 3 out of 4 Americans will need long-term care services like assisted living, nursing homes, and more – but may not be prepared to pay for them. These services are not covered by traditional insurance or Medicare, and can cost thousands per month out-of-pocket.

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"As Americans plan for retirement, most don't realize their future health care costs can use up their nest eggs within a few months," said Dr. Marion. "The simple act of planning ahead can alleviate the financial and emotional burden. This means understanding your risks, and your options – including reverse mortgages, retirement planning, federal funding, long-term care insurance, and more."

Dr. Marion is taking the 3in4 Need More bus – a souped-up, 60s Greyhound – to major US cities, offering simple tips to plan ahead for long-term care. She'll also be promoting the "Get Your Life Back" contest for those caring for aging parents and loved ones. The winner will receive an ultimate caregiver makeover valued at $50,000, furnished by One Reverse Mortgage. Enter at http://www.3in4Contest.com.

Tour sponsors include LifeSecure, MedAmerica, Mutual Omaha, One Reverse Mortgage, Prudential, Transamerica, and the 3in4 Association Advisory Board. To have the tour visit your local business or association, email contact@3in4needmore.com

About 3in4 Need More and Dr. Marion

3in4 Need More (http://www.3in4NeedMore.com) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about long-term care planning. Members cross all industries, genders, and ages. The movement is nationwide and its organization is exclusively dedicated to promoting the importance of planning for long-term care needs. The campaign is run by an advisory board and includes the nation's most knowledgeable and committed professionals in the long-term care industry. 3in4 Need More's national spokesperson is Dr. Marion Somers (http://www.drmarion.com), an elder care expert and author recognized as a visionary and thought leader in her field. Dr. Marion has worked with seniors and their caregivers for over 40 years, and helped millions of Americans through her books, website, syndicated columns, media appearances, speaking tours, and more.

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