December 14, 2018

092 – What is Hospice Care?

Hospice care is a wonderful benefit available to people towards the end of their life.  It can greatly improve quality of life for the patient and their families.  Unfortunately many people are unsure of hospice and how it can help to the point where they don’t look into it for […]
December 12, 2018
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091 – ALF Care Charges – Levels of Care or A La Carte

Assisted living communities charge your loved one for the care the provide.  There are two main ways that they determine how much to charge.  One way is by determining the level of care your loved one needs on a daily basis and the other is by charging for each task […]
December 10, 2018
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090 – Fall Risks in Assisted Living – The Assisted Living Can’t Prevent Falls

What happens if your aging parent or elderly loved one becomes a fall risk while living at the assisted living community?  What is the responsibility of the community?  Will your loved one have to move out?  This episode discusses this issue so you will be equipped to deal with this […]
December 9, 2018
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088 – Why Might a Medicaid Beneficiary Be Preferred to Someone With Private Pay Funds in the Nursing Home?

Most people think that you need money – private pay dollars – to be admitted to a nursing home.  However, in some situations it’s actually preferred if you are out of money and Medicaid eligible.  This means that if you are worried because your loved one needs nursing home care […]
December 7, 2018
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089 – Why Didn’t I Do This Sooner?

You’ve got to do something – and you do it – but it doesn’t feel right.  You have a wave of regret because the results are so good that now you feel like you should have done it sooner.  Try to give yourself a break.  Taking action is hard.  Taking […]
December 3, 2018
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087 – What is a “Medicaid Bed” in an Assisted Living Community?

At some point when your loved one is living in an assisted living community you might hear the phrase “Medicaid bed.”  You may hear that in order for them to receive Medicaid benefits in the community a Medicaid bed must be available.  But what does that mean and how does […]