Category: Health Care Surrogate

Is That Hospice Safe?

The typical hospice in the United States undergoes a full government inspection about once every six years, according to federal figures, making it one of the least-scrutinized areas of U.S. health care — even though about half of older Americans receive hospice care at the ends of their lives. By contrast, nursing homes are inspected [..]

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Who May Be A Vulnerable Adult?

It is an individual, 18 years of age or older, whose ability to perform the normal activities of daily living or to provide for his or her own care or protection is impaired due to a mental, emotional, sensory, long-term physical, or developmental disability or dysfunction, or brain damage, or the infirmities of aging. Simply [..]

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Programs Available to those in Need of Long-Term Care

Seniors have limited options in regard to paying for long-term care. When organizing long-term care, individuals and families must navigate the benefits and requirements of numerous programs, support systems and products, such as: 1.         The Role of Medicare Medicare is an unfulfilled promise for many Americans with chronic illnesses. Under this program, eligibility is determined [..]

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