For your convenience, all the tools and resources provided throughout OwnYourFutureTexas.org have been compiled below. Use them, along with the long-term care information and planning guidance provided on this website, to get started on your long-term care plan.

Quizzes

Myths and facts.

How much do you really know about long-term care? Test your knowledge.

What are your risk factors?

What's your likelihood of needing long-term care? Answer these short 10 questions to find out.

Why plan now?

This short quiz will help you understand if the benefits of planning ahead are important to you. Find out.

Is it right for me?

Long-term care insurance can be a sensible part of any financial plan. But it's not for everyone. Is it something you should consider? Find out.

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Government Agencies and Resources

Long-Term Care Information

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information
www.longtermcare.gov
202-619-0724

Texas Medicaid Program Information

Texas Health and Human Services Commission
www.hhsc.state.tx.us

Dial 2-1-1. It's a free, easy way to find out about services you can get in your area or through state programs.

If you can’t connect to 2-1-1, call us toll-free at 1-877-541-7905. You can also visit the 2-1-1 Texas website to find the phone number to your local 2-1-1 Area Information Center.

You may not be able to connect to 2-1-1 if:

  • You are calling from outside of Texas.
  • Your cell phone won’t dial 2-1-1.
  • You use voice-over-IP (use the Internet to make calls).

Federal Medicare Information

www.medicare.gov
1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-4227)

Services for those who are aging or have a disability, and their caregivers

Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services
www.dads.state.tx.us
512-438-3011

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)
www.dads.state.tx.us/contact/aaa.cfm
1-800-252-9240

Administration on Aging
www.aoa.gov
202-619-0724

Eldercare Locator
www.eldercare.gov
1-800-677-1116

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org

1-800-445-8106

Long-Term Care for Federal Employees and Annuitants

The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program
www.ltcfeds.com

Legal Rights and Consumer Protection Information

Consumer Rights and Services Hotline
1-800-458-9858

Texas Department of Insurance
www.tdi.state.tx.us
1-800-252-3439 / 512-463-6515

Texas Legal Services Center
www.tlsc.org
1-800-622-2520

Consumer Credit Commissioner
www.occc.state.tx.us
1-800-538-1579

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Planning Kits and Guides

Your Long-Term Care Planning Kit

Own your future. Start planning with the information, tools, and resources in this kit. From the Texas Long-Term Care Partnership. Download.

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Comparing Policies

Cost of Care

Long-term care costs can vary greatly by the type of service as well as the city in which the service is provided. Of course, costs may differ in your area, but these numbers will give you a good idea of how much long-term care can cost.

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Finding an LTC Partnership Policy Provider

Where to Buy

Not all insurance agents or insurance companies sell Texas Long-Term Care Partnership-qualified policies. Find out which companies do.

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Documents and Worksheets

Worksheet: Estimating Your Long-Term Care Expenses

Find out how much you could need for long-term care expenses. Download.

Worksheet: Planning for Long-Term Care Expenses

Explore how your personal finances might pay for long-term care. Download.

Worksheet: Is Long-Term Care Insurance Right for You?

Long-term care insurance isn’t right for everyone. Answer these questions to see if it might be right for you. Download.

Worksheet: Compare long-term care insurance policies

What's the criteria for comparing long-term care insurance policies? Find out with this convenient comparison worksheet. Download.

Living Will

Make sure your medical care preferences are known. Complete a living will. Download.

Medical Power of Attorney

Who will make your medical decisions if you cannot? Plan now by assigning a health care proxy. Find out how. Download.

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Glossary

Get the definition of an unfamiliar term.

Over 75 definitions to help you better understand long-term care.

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