Long Term Care Insurance is one very important factor in planning
as we age. Control of our health through education and information
is another variable that must be incorporated into our life and
health planning. Control is achieved by knowing what your problems
are, medications, and health care resources. This equates to
a very important step as a health care consumer; create your
personal health record.
Term Care (EF Moody)
The very poor
will be covered by the government, but the limited care for the
middle class will effectively be terminated due to cost.
Long-term care comes out from
But chances for much-needed widespread improvements unclear.
Long Term Care: Financial
Risk. Every American
must plan for the consequences of risk becoming reality. Some
risks decrease as we age, while others increase.
This quiz about long term care will clear up some common misconceptions.
Making the Nursing
While placing a loved one in a nursing
home is a difficult decision, there may come a time when it is
the right one. It will help if you do your homework and trust
According to the Department of
Health and Human Services, the nations nursing homes provide
care to over 1.5 million people. Over 90% of these residents
are over age 65. Most of the residents are frail and require
round-the-clock supervision due to dementia. Things You Need
Medicaid and the Uninsured - Long Term
Care Programs for the Elderly
The Deficit Reduction Act that was signed on February 8, 2006,
has caused most states to radically alter Medicaid parameters
and long term care programs.
Medicaid Annuity, Medicaid Friendly
Medicaid Friendly Annuity information source and Medicaid Annuity
quotes and rates of medicaid annuities...
Services Reforms in the Deficit Reduction Act
Discusses long term care partnership
programs, asset transfers and the Family Opportunity Act...
Medication and Older
Parker of Oak Ridge, Tenn., is quick to joke about her health
problems. Her vibrant smile and upbeat attitude belie her 78
Paying For Long Term
Care Services ...
After one selects
the proper level of care the individual needs, the next step
is determining how to pay for those services. Any nursing facility
you are considering.
Personal Care Services
care services are an optional Medicaid benefit provided to individuals
who are not inpatients or residents of a hospital, nursing facility...
Questions All Patients
Should Ask Their Pharmacist About Their Medications
should know the names of your medications, both prescription
and nonprescription. Because you may see more than one doctor,
you should always inform each doctor.
Ten Things to Check
When Shopping for a Nursing Home
Nursing Home Compare is a web-based service provided by the Centers
for Medicare and Medicaid to help consumers compare different
nursing homes. The information is based on findings by surveyors
during the annual inspection performed in every nursing home
that participates in the Medicare program...
The Looming Crises
care services are provided in a variety of settings, including
adult day care, nursing or assisted living facilities, respite
care, and in-home and community-based settings.