New Nursing Home Compare Ratings Are Great For Healthcare Consumers

For those looking for a nursing home, Medicare.gov has a great service.  It’s called Nursing Home Compare and it rates local nursing homes by using a five start system. It uses several criteria to determine the rating including claims and inspection data.  Now the system is adding some new criteria to the ratings.  Outcomes. The …

How To Avoid The Veterans Benefit Crunch

A little known benefit for those who have served our country is the Aide and Attendance benefit.  This benefit is designed to pay for on-going long-term care costs that could mean the difference between a veteran staying at home or going to the nursing home. Most veterans don’t realize they qualify for this benefit that could provide …

The Benefits Of Elder Care Coordination

The senior healthcare continuum is a face-paced and ever changing service. The doctors, nurses and social workers work very hard to provide great service but don’t often have time to effectively explain care to elderly patients and their family. An Elder Care Coordinator is an advocate for seniors and their families that stands with them …

When Is It Time For Elder Care Coordination

Elder Care Coordination helps seniors and their family members navigate the senior healthcare continuum. An experienced Elder Care Coordinator can develop an elder centered plan that meets the specific needs of the elder while conserving the resources needed to pay for healthcare services. Without a plan, an elder my find themselves getting services from a …

The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid

Understanding the difference between Medicare and Medicaid The most common confusion people have when planning long-long term care funding is understanding the difference Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare U.S. Citizens are typically eligible for Medicare coverage at the age of 65. People can become covered earlier based on disability status. It is important to understand that …

Staying At Home: A Case Study

When evaluating long-term care options most people eliminate the possibility of home care because of the potential cost. With rates ranging for $17 to $25 an hour, it’s easy to understand why people would lean toward more traditional forms of long-term care like nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Adding to the perception that home …