The Connecticut Commission on Aging reported in early March 2008 that over the next 15 years or so the demand for long term care services is expected to rise by 30 percent.
During the same time, according to the Commission’s Executive Director, “Connecticut is expected to face one of the worst nursing shortages in the nation and that shortage is expected to reach crisis proportions quickly.”
In addition, the Commission indicated the state is already short about 10,000 nurses.
What can be done? One step is to buy Long Term Care insurance. You will not become a burden on family members when on going long term care services are needed but more importantly you will have money to pay for these hard to find professionals.