When you know that you are going to have some financial responsibility in the future, such as financing the education of your children, you take action in the present to prepare for it. Unfortunately, far too many people fail to apply this logic when it comes to long-term care expenses. One of the reasons why many people do not address the matter is because they feel as though they are healthy and they won't need long-term-care. This may be the case, but if you never need any help with your … [Read more...] about Long-Term Care: Is Staying At Home Feasible?
Northwestern University recently gathered some data to get a handle on the hiring practices of private agencies that provide people with in-home caregivers. The data gathered is very useful to those in the elder law community. Clearly, elders who need assistance with their day-to-day needs have ongoing medical issues in most cases. An individual who is being sent out to help a senior with his or her daily routine would logically have some basic understanding of fundamental medical … [Read more...] about Study Raises Elder Law Eyebrows
For those who qualify, Medi-Cal will pay for the cost of skilled nursing home care (a facility that has a licensed doctor or licensed registered nurse on staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Medi-Cal will also pay for some limited in home services (services to help the person be able to stay in their home). Medi-Cal will not pay for adult day care, independent living or assisted living. Medicare will pay all costs associated with hospice care. … [Read more...] about What Costs Will Medi-Cal Pay?