“But wait… I thought Medicare would pay for Mom’s nursing home stay,” said yet another friend as I stood in her kitchen sipping coffee, watching her open her mail. Thus started a whole conversation about what Medicare covers, doesn’t cover, and how to prepare for moments like these.
There are two questions I hear the most: How can I make sure I’m not a burden on my family? And if I need long-term care, how do I pay for it without spending everything?
The Holidays give a special opportunity to check in on the seniors in your life – and make sure that everything is going well. When you’re visiting mom or dad, or Great Aunt Agnes there are some things to look for to do a senior welfare check during the holiday season to verify they’re safe […]
In last week’s entry I wrote about new nursing home daily rates, and the possibility of MassHealth (Medicaid) to help cover the very expensive cost of care. This week I’ll shine the spotlight on the very real challenge for nursing homes, namely the delay between a resident running out of money and being Medicaid-eligible, and […]
It’s that time of year again. New Year’s Resolutions. New Year, New You! New, new, new. It’s also the time of year when businesses evaluate their budgets and rates, and that usually means an increase. One of the local nursing homes announced it’s new rates last week. All sorts of reasons were given: new government […]
You’ve paid taxes all these years for just this reason: 1) Stay at home with the help you need; 2) Obtain valuable Medicaid benefits to pay for medical and health costs at home, an assisted living residence or nursing home; 3) Protect your hard earned savings for your family or your spouse; and/or 4) Prevent […]