BELLEVUE, WA (PRWEB) MAY 4, 2009 - For the sixth year in a row, LTCA is pleased to make available nationwide Genworth's 2009 Cost of Care Survey and Interactive Map. The most comprehensive study of its kind, the 2009 Cost of Care Survey conducted by CareScout® covers more than 14,000 nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home health and adult day health care providers in 331 regions across America.

"The most useful information is local information," noted Robert Forman, President of LTCA, "which is why the Genworth Survey has become the industry's gold standard. With 3 times the expanded scope and depth of last year's Survey, Americans can gain a clear understanding of the costs of Long-Term Care in their own part of the country. When planning for their future retirement needs, such local information can prove invaluable to families and their financial advisors."

New to the 2009 Cost of Care Survey is the Genworth Choice and Affordability Index, which ranks regions where there is a greater number of nursing home choices at a more affordable cost in proportion to the area's 65+ population, creating an index for the best places in the U.S. for nursing facility care. The top 10 states for affordability and choice include IA, SD, KS, NE, ND, OK, MO, AR, WY, and LA.

Mr. Forman continued, "Data from this year's Survey point to nursing facility and assisted living costs which have risen sharply in recent years. As an organization that is committed to helping our strategic partners and their clients find the best solutions to their retirement needs, we are pleased to be able to provide educational materials such as the 2009 Cost of Care Survey in our role as one of Genworth's largest Brokerage General Agencies. While many Americans have seen the values of their homes and portfolios dwindle, the cost of Long-Term Care continues to rise. I hope Baby Boomers and other pre-retirees will avail themselves of the free Survey as a launching point for a conversation with our Long Term Care Specialists."

About LTCA

With roots dating back to 1972, Long Term Care Associates, Inc. (LTCA) has now entered its 5th decade focused exclusively in the LTC insurance marketplace. Headquarted in Bellevue, WA, the company is proud to serve over five million members of sponsoring organizations, and count the claim payments to its clientele in the tens of millions of dollars

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