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:

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Our Most Recent Blog Posts


Skilled vs Long-Term Care: Do you know the difference?

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. It is important to understand the difference between the two because skilled care is covered by medical insurance and long-term care is not.


Planning For 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.

nurse or doctor pushing a wheelchair

A Start to Understanding Medicare

Medicare is a national program that provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older who have worked and paid into the system. Many people think that if they have Medicare along with Supplemental insurance or a Medicare Advantage plan they do not have to worry about coverage for their health care needs as they age.

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Assess Your Needs

Check out this section to assess your needs and guide your long-term elder care strategy. Specifically, our Care Guide Compass helps determine options for care and those costs based on your needs and ultimately, leads you down the right path for care.

Evaluate Providers

Ready to hone your provider search and evaluate options? This section helps guide your search and offers checklists to use as you evaluate providers so you’re armed with the right information and make the most informed decision.


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