Deep in the South lies Louisiana, a swampy state full of marshland famous for its gumbo. The annual Mardis Gras parade in New Orleans draws an international crowd and the town is well known for its parties and festivals. Louisiana has a humid subtropical climate and is prone to occasional extreme weather like hurricanes. The extensive biodiversity makes Louisiana quite different from the rest of the South, and national parks and conservation areas have been set up to protect the natural lands and species. The per capita income in Louisiana ranks 41st in the state and the local residents are struggling to fund their long term care health needs like the rest of the nation.
Louisiana began its statewide Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Program just 3 years ago, encouraging its residents to plan and prepare for their future long term care needs.