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Communicating With Relatives

Communicating With Relatives

Many people know that Medicare will pay for rehabilitation services in a nursing home if the patient has had a three day inpatient admission to a hospital. A physician must order the care in a nursing home and it must be related to the condition that resulted in the hospital services. Practically speaking, the care must only be available on an inpatient basis. The person must need to receive seven days a week of nursing home care, or skilled therapy five days a week or some combination seven days a week. This is the normal rehabilitation families know about.

How To Afford Homecare

How To Afford Homecare

Many people know that Medicare will pay for rehabilitation services in a nursing home if the patient has had a three day inpatient admission to a hospital. A physician must order the care in a nursing home and it must be related to the condition that resulted in the hospital services. Practically speaking, the care must only be available on an inpatient basis. The person must need to receive seven days a week of nursing home care, or skilled therapy five days a week or some combination seven days a week. This is the normal rehabilitation families know about.

How Holidays Affect Those With Alzheimer’s

How Holidays Affect Those With Alzheimer’s

Many people know that Medicare will pay for rehabilitation services in a nursing home if the patient has had a three day inpatient admission to a hospital. A physician must order the care in a nursing home and it must be related to the condition that resulted in the hospital services. Practically speaking, the care must only be available on an inpatient basis. The person must need to receive seven days a week of nursing home care, or skilled therapy five days a week or some combination seven days a week. This is the normal rehabilitation families know about.

The Value of Complaints

The Value of Complaints

A client’s child was discussing his mothers care needs and he brought up a very good point. He said, “You know, my mother who is needing care at home has many complaints, but they are a vital source of information on her condition, both physical and psychological. Tell everyone to look at the valuable information complaints provide. “

Protecting The Family Home

Protecting The Family Home

Every family that owns a home has special feelings on being able to stay there if one of the spouses becomes sick and needs long term care, and also has a desire to pass it on to their children. Medicaid has special rules that apply to the home that do not apply to other assets. To begin, the home is an exempt asset under Medicaid law as long as one spouse is living in it. In a typical husband and wife situation, the rules allow transfer of the home from a spouse needing care to the healthy one at the last minute. In short, even though the 5 year lookback period will show the transfer, there is no penalty and the healthy spouse can keep the home.

Caring For Mom and Dad

Caring For Mom and Dad

When mom or dad are in decline, physically or cognitively or both, families are faced with questions and choices on how best to care for them. Although circumstances vary from family to family, there are guidelines to help decision making. The goal is to be in the least restrictive living situation possible, but to be safe..

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