long-term care

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New Hampshire ranks #47 when it comes to offering services that help keep people in their homes and communities as they age.  AARP warns more must be done – at an accelerated pace – to meet changing demographic demands.  New Hampshire’s long-term care system needs serious overhaul in order to give people the care they want, in the setting of their choices, at a lesser price.  Nearly all – 95% -- of New Hampshire residents say they want to age at home, and not a nursing home.
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If you’re like most women, you’re a master planner.  You plan your career, your wedding, your children’s education and social activities, your family vacations and holidays.  Orchestrating so many life events for others can leave you with little time for yourself.  However, planning for your own tomorrow is vitally important.  If you don’t plan for yourself, someone else will plan for you. 
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New Hampshire ranks #46 when it comes to offering services that help keep people in their homes and communities as they age. AARP warns more must be done to change our long-term care system in order to give people the care they want and need, in the setting of their choice, at a lesser price. Nearly all – 94% -- of New Hampshire residents say they want to age at home, and not a nursing home. 
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Last week, the State Budget Committee of Conference reached agreement on a final version of HB1 and HB2, the bills that make up the state budget. This budget has won support from the Governor, Senate President, Speaker of the House and House and Senate minority leadership.   Both the House and Senate will vote on the budget Wednesday, June 26.  
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New Hampshire is aging and with an increasingly older population come many financial and societal challenges such as long-term care, caregiving, transportation, housing and health care.  Many of these issues will guide the state’s legislative agenda for years to come. 
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