How do I know when the time is right to consider Nursing Home Care?
Signs you should look for include:
• Decrease in mobility/Increase in falls
• Weight loss
• Difficulty managing medications
• Lack of interest or motivation
• House is not being maintained at previous standards
• Decline in personal appearance and hygiene
Who pays for nursing home care?
Nursing Home Care can be covered through a variety of benefits. It is best to call the nursing facility to determine which long-term care benefits your loved one may qualify for.
Medicare benefits are available to millions of Americans, including those over age 65 and some people under 65 who are disabled.
Medicaid is an option for eligible low-income patients in need of long-term nursing care. Eligibility requirements vary state to state.
My mother lives with me and my family. I take care of her most of the day and on weekends. I feel like I need a break. What can I do?
Ask your mother’s doctor or call the facility about Respite stay options. These are great opportunities to give the caregiver(s) a much needed break. Respite stays can be scheduled for days or weeks at a time.
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