Long term care is a product that I learned about with out even knowing it existed as a young man growing up in Washington state. My grandfathers have both passed away and my grandmothers were still alive living in various locations. The time came that my grandmother in Pullman had to move out of the house that both grandpa and grandma spent so many great years. She moved into an assisted living facility right down the street a few years passed and she sadly, passed away. Shortly after my parents made the decision to move my grandmother from Arizona to the same facility in Pullman. She was diabetic and lived a few years before she passed away. I would visit when I could coming home from school and various areas I lived in at the time. I remember it was a routine for my parents to go visit daily and take care of first, my fathers mother and then my mothers mother. In all they were in assisted living around 10 years. I am so proud to be my parents son for many reasons but to grow up during my 20's watching them care for them was amazing. It was only later in life that I realized how much that was costing my grandparents, one had long term care and the other chose not to keep funding the policy. The comparison between the two was staggering that first hand look is why I believe Long Term Care is important and growing more important with our loved ones living longer.