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Women should prepare for their own long-term health care


Last updated 1/21/2018 at Noon

Lisa Odoski

Special to Valley News

Women spend much of their lives caring for others. As mothers and wives, they never seem to stop giving to their families and husbands.

So who will take care of mom if she needs long-term care? Or will she plan ahead for her long-term care?

It’s important that she does. Women typically outlive men by an average of about five years. According to, more than two-thirds of Americans 85 or older are women. And about 79 percent of 65-year-old women will need long-term care during their lifetime, according to...

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