Iowa is often referred to as the “Food Capital of the World” because of its agricultural economy that dominated the Corn Belt state up until the mid 20th century. The state has a more diverse economy now and most of the residents live in urban areas, like the capital Des Moines or other big cities like Cedar Rapids or Sioux Falls. Iowa has a number of historical museums, many of which revolve around food. Iowa offers a relaxed environment where people don’t rush everywhere they go, but stop and enjoy the beauty of nature around them. Whether you prefer city life or rural farm country, Iowa is a nice place to retire and live out your years. Paying for long term care, however, is not always relaxing, which is why it’s important to plan ahead.

The Hawkeye State has its own Long Term Care Insurance Partnership Program to educate Iowans about the importance of planning for long term care needs.