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With Long-Term Care in Hawaii Much More Expensive than on the Mainland, the State's Residents Should Prepare More to Meet Their Own Care-Related Needs


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PRIVATE NURSING-HOME COSTS IN HAWAII FAR EXCEED THE COST OF CARE ON THE MAINLAND.  THAT'S ACCORDING TO A NEW SURVEY--WHICH ALSO FINDS THAT THE MEDIAN-COST OF PRIVATE LONG-TERM CARE IN THE ISLANDS IS MORE THAN 50-PERCENT HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.  A-A-R-P STATE-PRESIDENT, STUART HO, SAYS THAT'S PUTTING THE RETIREMENT-SECURITY OF RESIDENTS AT GREATER RISK...

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"HAWAII'S PEOPLE HAVEN'T SAVED ENOUGH TO DEAL WITH THE RISKS OF AGING.  THE MAJORITY OF HAWAII-RESIDENTS ARE UNAWARE OF--AND UNPREPARED FOR--THE VERY HIGH COST OF LONG-TERM CARE.  PRIVATE NURSING-HOME CARE CAN COST MORE THAN ONE-HUNDRED-THOUSAND DOLLARS, A YEAR.  AND, MORE THAN TWO-THIRDS OF PEOPLE AGE-65 AND OLDER WILL NEED SOME FORM OF LONG-TERM CARE, DURING THEIR LIFETIMES.  THE EARLIER YOU PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE CARE, THE MORE SECURE YOU'LL BE.  BUT, YOU HAVE TO PLAN NOW.
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A-A-R-P OFFERS INFORMATION THAT CAN HELP YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR LONG-TERM-CARE NEEDS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT "A-A-R-P"-DOT-ORG-SLASH-"H-I".



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