Welcome to Elder Care Helper, an online resource that helps you find the long-term care you need by bringing clarity to your choices and guidance to your planning. Specifically, it helps you:
All of us can count on the fact that we will need care giving or be called upon to be a caregiver at some point in our lives. Yet most of us don’t want to think about it. As a result, it takes us by surprise when Dad has a stroke, or Mom breaks a hip, a spouse is diagnosed with cancer or when we learn we have multiple sclerosis—and we find ourselves unprepared.
More than 20 years ago, my mother had a stroke.
As her only surviving child, I became her primary caregiver. That choice was one that continues a long tradition of family members taking care of their own, for as long as they can.
When it comes to understanding healthcare people are often confused and misunderstand which services are covered by medical insurance and which are not. This is particularly so when we talk about skilled care and long-term care.