- Ann Marie Hurley
Noticing Changes in Mom or Dad? Wondering about next steps?
Updated: Jan 18
You may have noticed at a recent visit that age is starting to catch up with your parents. They are still living at home, but you are not sure how much longer. You may be thinking, "What should I do to get started thinking about this?"
This is a great time to start thinking about this situation. It is better to be proactive rather than dealing with the situation when there is an emergency.
Every situation is unique, so we encourage you to come in a talk with one of our client care managers. We can help evaluate what care and support is needed and how you can make arrangements to pay for it or get it paid for.
Very likely we can help you:
File paperwork and save money now and in future.
Pay for the services from the money we save you.
We might be able to help you with things like:
Making sure you have the right tools in place for planning or to work with an attorney to make sure a Power of Attorney and other documents are up to date for the road ahead.
Review your Medicare insurance coverage and talk about qualifying for any benefits such as EPIC to reduce your out-of-pocket costs.
Housing options and/or accessibility in current home environment.
Discussion of home care, personal emergency response button, transportation, and other changing needs.
What Medicare covers and review eligibility of Medicaid as a health insurance to cover many needed services to remain as independent and safe as possible in the community.
Case management of what is needed and the assist in applying for services.
Advocacy and support in all settings, hospital, assisted living, rehab stay, or long term stay at a nursing home, Palliative, and Hospice Care.
Answering two most important questions:
What do you need to be as independent and as safe as possible?
How are you going to pay for it?
Take a little time now to do some advance planning, and buy yourself some peace of mind.