2009 She Expo – Downtown Fun!
I so appreciated the wonderful turnout at the She Expo for Women in July! I think it’s great for us “local gals” to get together and chat about the topics that matter most. I truly enjoy getting to inform my friends and neighbors about long term care because nearly everyone I speak with has been or will be affected.
No doubt about it – long term care is a women’s issue. After a life of caring for others, we want to know that we will be looked after in the manner we deserve. We also want to know that our spouse’s care will not rob us of our lifestyle or their dignity.
Since women, on average, tend to live longer than men and are more likely to acquire debilitating diseases (such as osteoporosis), we receive the vast majority of long term care dollars. Also because of our longer lives, we are more likely to be placed in a caregiving role than our male counterparts.
– Gail R. Lindsey, M.S., CLTC