Healthcare after age 65 can be confusing and complex. During a short window of time, no matter where you live in the country, you can disenroll from an Advantage plan and return to traditional Medicare. Why would you want to disenroll from an Advantage Plan? According to Phoebe Shagan, RN, CCM of Reliable Health Solutions, LLC, it is often a case of “I just found out…” or … [Read more...]
How Do You Determine Which Assisted Living Facility Is For You?
What questions should you ask? Monthly room and board is by far your largest assisted living expense. Private rooms (Studio's) come in different sizes, the larger the studio the higher the cost. Typically, all rooms have kitchenettes and handicap accessible bathrooms with shower benches. (Jump to Lessons Learned) Here are some examples of typical monthly room and board … [Read more...]
Thinking About an Assisted Living Community?
What you need to know about financial, health and legal requirements. Nursing Homes and Assisted Living facilities are not the same, but many people don’t understand the difference. Nursing homes are a “skilled nursing” facility (SNF), designed for residents that need constant nursing supervision. Assisted living communities on the other hand, do just that, assist … [Read more...]
Hospital Discharge – How Does It Work?
What does a hospital discharge planning team do? Every hospital has a discharge planning team made up of nurse care managers and social workers. Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Registered Nurses and Pharmacists are brought in as needed. This team is responsible for the documentation that proves you require the care/treatments given by licensed nurses or … [Read more...]
Change to Medicare Card Helps Prevent Identity Theft
Don’t keep your Medicare card in your wallet. 36 percent of people 50 years and older are the victims of Identity Theft. This “mature market” is the single largest group for all ID Theft. (Association of Mature American Citizens 1/14) (Jump to Lessons Learned) Guest contributor Nancy Sobin has addressed this issue before in an article on … [Read more...]