Patricia Francisco Receives National Award

Duluthian Honored as One of Minnesota’s Top Long Term Care Professionals.


Duluth, MN – Patricia Francisco, LTCP an Independent Long Term Care Planning Specialist, is the recipient of a 2010 Long Term Care Achievement Award. The Duluthian was recognized as one of the leading professionals in the state of Minnesota by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI), a national professional association. The annual award recognizes insurance and financial professionals working to meet the long term care planning needs of consumers nationwide. According to Jesse Slome, the Association’s Executive Director, there are 40,000 insurance and financial advisors who market long term care insurance, and being one of Minnesota’s leading professionals is a most meaningful distinction.

Cost of care in an Assisted Living Facility or Nursing Home varies across the country, and it also depends on the extent of care services that are actually needed. Today, the cost of an Assisted Living Facility in Minnesota averages $4000-$7000 per month, but some private facilities can run as high as $15,000 per month. And it is not unusual for a private room in a Nursing Home to exceed $100,000 per year.

Since 1997, Francisco has been specializing in the design and implementation of long term care plans for individuals and businesses and earned the premier designation of Long Term Care Professional in 2003. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Duluth, Francisco is a member of NAIFA, AHIA, and AALTCI and resides in Duluth, MN.

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