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Who Pays for Long-Term Care? With Center for Health Care Rights

April 19, 2022 @ 10:30 am 11:30 am

This presentation is designed to provide guidance to anyone who is interested in planning for Long-Term Care.  It explores the ABC’s of Long-Term Care:  what it is, who is eligible, how to get it and what it costs.  It provides a look at the Medicare Program and includes a review of California’s most common Long-Term Care providers:   Medi-Cal (Medicaid) in the public sector and Long-Term Care Insurance in the private sector.  It includes a variety of helpful community resources for family members.


Sandy Risdon, M.A. M.S.W., HICAP Program Manager

Sandy Risdon,  Program  Manager of the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) at the non-profit Center for Health Care Rights in Los Angeles, has more than 20 years experience providing information and advocacy on Medicare and related health insurance to Medicare beneficiaries and their families.  As a frequent lecturer at community education forums, Sandy has educated thousands of persons on their rights and options under Medicare and related health insurance.   She also trains and supervises a corps of state-registered HICAP Volunteer Counselors who provide information, counseling and advocacy at community placement sites throughout Los Angeles County.   She was the principal author of a Center for Health Care Rights study on implementation of advance medical directives (living wills) by local health care institutions following adoption of the federal Patient Self-Determination Act. Formerly affiliated with Jewish Family Service of Santa Monica and the Long-Term Care National Resource Center at UCLA/USC, Sandy was a Contributing Writer to On Aging, a newspaper column nationally syndicated by the Washington Post Writer’s Group.   Sandy holds graduate degrees in Social Work and in Higher Education.