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How will you use Washington’s Long-Term Services & Supports?

Take 5-minute survey and you may get $50 for an in-depth interview


(April 21, 2021) — Experts tell us that most people eventually need long-term care. Usually, this care need happens as we age, or sometimes it’s due to a traumatic event. This is when we need help eating, bathing, dressing or other activities of daily living. But despite the broad need for this care and support, only about 5 percent of people have long-term care insurance coverage.

The good news for Washington workers is that state lawmakers in 2019 approved a first-in-the-nation public benefit called Long-term Services and Supports. Beginning in January 2022, workers in our state can receive up to $36,500 when we are faced with the crisis of suddenly needing long-term care supports, such as professional in-home care, home-delivered meals, and equipment to help with daily activities.

In partnership with SEIU 775, New America’s New Practice Lab wants to learn more about how these resources can reach the most Washingtonians. They are hoping that you can help them learn how you think about and find long-term services and supports by taking this 5-minute survey. (También está disponible en español.)

Once you fill out the survey, you will be considered for a 50-minute phone or video interview with the New Practice Lab’s research team sometime between April 19 and May 6. Interview participants will receive a $50 honorarium for participation.

Please include your voice and perspective in this important research today by filling out this 5-minute survey. Thank you.

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