Talking with Residents and Families at Morning Pointe — Greenbriar Cove

Jason Hillner, CLTC, answers questions from the audience at Morning Pointe -- Greenbriar Cove, October 6, 2009

Jason Hillner, CLTC, answers questions from the audience at Morning Pointe -- Greenbriar Cove, October 6, 2009

(L to R) Jason Hillner, Morning Pointe at Greenbriar Cove Executive Director Shari McQuistan, and Gail Lindsey at Fall Educational Series October 6, 2009

(L to R) Jason Hillner, Morning Pointe at Greenbriar Cove Executive Director Shari McQuistan, and Gail Lindsey at Fall Educational Series October 6, 2009

I was pleased to accept an invitation to speak at Morning Pointe of Greenbriar Cove’s Fall Educational Series.  I spoke briefly to the residents of this beautiful facility and their families about changing attitudes toward long term care planning.

The residents were very engaged, sharing their stories about what prompted them to need extended care and their high satisfaction with their quality of care.  They also expressed their concern about the financial viability of their care, should their need outlast theirs or their chilrens resources. 

Not surprisingly, nearly all of the resident attendees affirmed that they had lived longer than at least one of their parents.  Very few had a parent or sibling that had ever required care. 

I feel privileged to have spent time with these remarkable people — answering their questions, learning about their lives, and sharing some punch and cookies.  I also look forward to meeting with the children of residents who requested a complimentary overview of their long term care planning options. 

If you would like to schedule a lunch and learn, question and answer session or lecture about long term care planning for a long term care facility, trade group, non-profit or church, please contact us at (423) 698-1113.

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About tennesseelongtermcare

Long term care is a risk we all face, regardless of age. Need may result from an accident, a serious health condition or as part of the aging process. The consequences to our physical, financial and emotional well-being can be catastrophic if we postpone planning until after the need for care arises. After all, our health is ever only as good as it is today. Long term care coverage provides a vehicle to guarantee your family an income stream and to maintain lifestyle in the event you have an extended care need. It is vital protection for your family’s personal, emotional and financial well-being. Lindsey & Associates is the Chattanooga area's premiere source for long term care insurance planning. Serving Chattanooga for nearly fifteen years, Lindsey & Associates was founded by Gail R. Lindsey, M.S., CLTC who sought to be an effective advocate for families with extended care needs after a successful career as a therapist. Lindsey & Associates is unique in that their planners are specialists in long term care insurance and approach their work from a perspective of education and advocacy, not the "bottom line". If you feel that you owe it to your family to hear all the options when it comes to your future care, we would encourage you to contact one of our LTC planners. We meet with individuals and families to find the most cost-effective way for them to age in place, at home, with the dignity and care they have earned over a lifetime of hard work.

Posted on October 13, 2009, in Community Involvement. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Very nice blog! Maybe a future issue could include a checklist of some things to consider about choosing a LTC facility for a relative, as well as some states sites of how various facilities are rated by the state.

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