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:
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.
In my last post, I wrote about two people who used up their Medicare benefit for in-patient skilled care but were not able to return to an independent life. One ended up opting to stay in a nursing home. The other went home with home health care services, a family caregiver and additional assistance from a home care worker.