Hazlip earns long-term care professional degree

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ferriday — Adele Hazlip of Hazlip Companies has been awarded a professional degree in the field of long term care, Certified in Long-Term Care. The program is independent of the insurance industry and focuses on providing insurance professionals the tools they need to meet their client’s long-term care needs.

“Hazlip Companies is very sensitive to the needs of our community” Hazlip said. “Many of our clients have experienced the devastating effects chronic illness has on their families.”

“One of my responsibilities as an insurance professional is to help solve my client’s long term care needs. That includes explaining that government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid will not pay for the care a person will need should a catastrophic illness occur.” Hazlip stated the cost of care could be prohibitive. “For instance in the states of Mississippi and Louisiana the average cost for home health aide is $13 per hour, an assisted living facility approximately $27,000 annually and a private room in a nursing home averages $43,000 to $55,000 annually.”