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Posted on August 31, 2018
The thought of senior home care can be daunting. Many families are thrust into the home care maze when a loved one has an unexpected fall or surgery. Suddenly, important decisions need to made very quickly. This post will help to streamline the options and help families make informed decisions about senior home care.
"Medicaid Waiver" What is it? Do I qualify? How do I get started?
Posted on August 14, 2018
The name waiver comes from the fact that the federal government "waives" Medical Assistance/Medicaid rules for institutional care in order for Pennsylvania to use the same funds to provide supports and services for people closer to home in their own communities.
Your loved one needs a caregiver at home and has a Long Term Care insurance policy.now what?
Posted on November 7, 2017
Long-Term Care (LTC) insurance is one option many people choose to provide financial protection when they begin to need help with the activities of daily living. LTC insurance coverage in Pennsylvania provides services in your home, a medical facility or a combination of the two.
VA Pension Benefit Basics
Posted on September 28, 2017
VA Pension Benefit is a supplemental income benefit for veterans, spouses and/or their surviving spouses. The VA helps Veterans and their families cope with financial challenges by providing supplemental income through the Veterans Pension benefit. Veterans Pension is a tax-free monetary benefit payable to low-income wartime Veterans.
I need a break from providing Home Care: Respite care for family caregivers
Posted on August 15, 2017
If you are caring for someone else, you need to take care of yourself. No matter how much you love your job, you still need a break. A break can be something as simple as a long walk outside alone. A break can also be spending a week away at the beach with loved ones who you are not providing home care to. Taking breaks and vacations will make you a better caregiver. We can all relate to feeling over-worked, overwhelmed and tired. These feelings do not create a good caregiver. When we are well rested, relaxed and energized we are a much better caregiver. We owe it to the ones we are caring for to take care of ourselves.