At least 2 million older adults would benefit from home-based primary care, according to Health Affairs. Because these patients have difficulty getting to an office visit, they frequently end up in emergency rooms or hospitals. Per-patient savings range from $1,000 to $4,000 annually through reduced hospital and nursing home stays, emergency room trips and specialist … Continue reading House Calls Provide Better Care and Save Money. Why Don’t More Use Them?
The emotional stress of dealing with one’s impending death due to a terminal illness like cancer, AIDS, etc., is further compounded by the customary increase in medical bills and a likely reduction in earning capacity. A person owning life insurance policies may have several options for reducing some of his or her financial concerns. Methods … Continue reading Life Insurance Options for the Terminally Ill
More women are leaving the full-time labor force to care for aging parents.
The Long Term Care Community Coalition (LTCCC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving quality of care, quality of life and dignity for elderly and disabled people in nursing homes, assisted living and other residential settings. LTCCC focuses on systemic advocacy, researching national and state policies, laws and regulations in order to identify relevant issues … Continue reading Nursing Home Staffing Reports for all 50 States
What is caregiver burnout? Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion. It may be accompanied by a change in attitude, from positive and caring to negative and unconcerned. Burnout can occur when caregivers don't get the help they need, or if they try to do more than they are able, physically … Continue reading Caregiver Burnout
Unbeknownst to most Americans, more than half of U.S. states (29 plus Puerto Rico) have “filial responsibility” laws in effect that could potentially obligate adult children to support their impoverished parents. That includes paying the tab for basic necessities like food, housing, clothing, and medical attention, according to Little. Source: Are you liable for your … Continue reading Are you liable for your parent’s nursing home bills?
If there’s anything that will bring a bipartisan group of U.S. senators together, it’s the topic of abuse in nursing homes and a hearing Tuesday was proof yet again.Abuse deficiencies cited in nursing homes more than doubled in four years, increasing from 430 in 2013 to 875 in 2017, a Government Accountability Office report released … Continue reading Senators slam abuse in nursing homes; criticize CMS over reporting requirements