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Assisted Living: MedlinePlus
Assisted living is for adults who need help with everyday tasks. They may need help with dressing, bathing, eating, or using the bathroom, but they don’t need full-time nursing care. Some assisted living facilities are part of retirement communities. Others are near nursing homes, so a person can move easily if needs change.
Grandpa is now in need of Assisted Living. He does not have Medicare and only private insurance. What can
…why does he not have Medicare? If he is 65 or over and a US resident he is eligible, and if he is so disabled that he needs that level of care, then he should also be eligible. If their income is very low then some states do offer Medicaid that will help with such expenses but it would require them not to have savings or own a house. In either case, you have two choices: moving him out of his home into a facility or bringing help in to the home. My parents opted for moving into a facility. They are paying for theirs out of the funds that they got for selling their house. They are in an apartment complex that has various levels of care available. They live in an apartment which has a small kitchen but choose to eat at least one meal downstairs in the dining room. They use the community’s bus to get to the store but my father still drives to some destinations during the day. The complex does their bedding once a week and also vacuums and straightens the apartment weekily. This way they are still together but my dad can have help taking care of my mom who has some problems with dementia. On the other hand, it has already saved my dad’s life once because of the presence of medical personnel in the building and the emergency cords in each apartment. There are higher levels of care within the community such as medication monitoring, bathing assistance, “room service,” and so on. Some facilities such as one in my himetown even include a hospital-quality nursing area for whne a resident cannot live on their own at all any longer. Your Nana would have to be willing to relocate to such an apartment and probably would need a lump sum, as from a house sale, to cover the costs. My husband is disabled and on Medicare. Medicare is willing to pay for bathing assistance and medical monitoring for him within limits. We have also considered hiring a Certified Nursing Assistant to come in for an hour every day but have not yet taken that step. That would be paid for out of private funds. In our area that would run $150 per week. Again this would allow my husband to stay in our home with me. We are not eligible for Medicaid because we own a house and have more than $3000 in savings. In any case, most people pay for independent living, assisted living, and CCRCs out of their own pockets with private funds. There are some states which accept Medicaid for assisted living, but there is currently no program on the federal level, and private funds still account for approximately 90 percent of assisted living payments. About one-third of long-term care at nursing facilities is paid with private funds. More on Medicaid: Medicaid is intended to pay for health and long-term care for persons with limited financial resources. Common services include, but are not limited to: outpatient hospital services inpatient hospital services nursing facility services for persons aged 21 or older prenatal care physician services medical and surgical dental services home health and community-based care for persons eligible for nursing facility services laboratory and x-ray services nurse-midwife services pediatric and family nurse practitioner services family planning services and supplies Medicaid currently pays for 60% of nursing facility care. Medicaid pays for only about 10 percent of assisted living services, the majority being paid for with private funds. Several states have adopted Medicaid waiver programs to earmark funds towards assisted living, and this trend is expected to continue as cost containment remains a critical issue for both State and Federal governments. More on Medicare As defined in Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Medicare (“Health Insurance for the Aged and Disabled”) is a Federal health insurance program for aged (65+) and certain disabled individuals (e.g., persons with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who require dialysis or a kidney transplant), regardless of income. Medicare is comprised of two parts, defined as follows: Part A (Hospital Insurance): Provided automatically to individuals 65 and over who are entitled to Social Security, and to disabled persons who have received such benefits for at least 24 months. The health services covered under Part A are: Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Care: Covered by Part A only if it follows within 30 days of a hospitalization of three or more days, and is certified as medically necessary. Medicare does generally not pay for long-term care in a nursing facility, and the number of SNF days provided for is limited to 100 days, with a co-payment required for days 21 to 100. Home Health Agency Care: Can be furnished by a home health agency at the residence of the beneficiary. Part A may also pay for some medical equipment and medical supplies. Hospice Care: Provided to terminally ill individuals who have a life expectancy of six months or less, and who choose to forgo standard medical treatment. Inpatient Hospital Care: Includes coverage of the costs for most hospital services, including operating room, intensive care, laboratory tests, inpatient prescription drugs, X-rays, rehabilitation, long-term hospitalization,, meals, and semi-private room. Part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance): Provided to almost all U.S. residents 65 or older, certain aliens 65 or over, and disabled individuals entitled to Part A. Part B coverage requires payment of a monthly premium, and primarily covers physician services. Also covered by Part B are non-physician services, including diagnostic tests, ambulance services, clinical laboratory tests, flu vaccinations, and some therapy services.
Senior Living & Assisted Living Info From SeniorLiving.Org
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