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Carol Heape

Ask a Care Manager: What is long-term care insurance?

My parents purchased a long-term care insurance policy some years back. My father is in the hospital and my mother is worried about being able to care for him. I know Medicare will help with physical therapy, nurses’ visits, occupational therapy, speech therapy and/or a social worker for several weeks after discharge but know covered […]

Ask A Care Manager: Medicaid at risk – Should I care?

When Margaret fell for the second time in two years, breaking her other hip, she was unable at 86 to remain at home. Her ability to walk, get up or down and take care of her every day needs was so diminished that once she completed rehabilitation in a skilled nursing facility it was obvious she […]

August 23, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Ask a Care Manager: Looking for help in all the right and wrong places

Linda got a telephone call late one night from her father. The call worried her because her Dad seldom called and this time He said her mother was in the hospital again. Dad reminded her forcefully that they weren’t moving. They wanted to continue living at home but Linda knew they would now need some […]

February 15, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Ask a Care Manager: The best gift

The holiday shopping season is in full swing as people rush to grab those last-minute gifts for that special someone. If the person you’re thinking of is considered an “older adult” by AARP, Medicare or some other entity responsible for the category, you may want to consider “the best gift.” If you are an older person yourself […]

December 21, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Ask a Care Manager: What questions should older adults ask the candidates?

Two-thirds of all people who are older than 65 in the entire history of the world are alive today. I am among them. According to Ken Dychtwald, PhD, Founder of Age Wave, the average life expectancy when the Constitution was written was 36 years old. Today there are more than 10,000 people a day turning 70 who […]

August 17, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Ask a care manager: Health insurance — Do older adults take it for granted?

The spirited debates surrounding some aspects of the Affordable Care Act made me think about Medicare, health insurance for adults older than 65. Open enrollment, an annual time period whereby an individual can review and change Medicare plans, Medicare supplement policies (Medigap) and prescriptions drug plans (Medicare Part D), opens each year in November. I thought it might be […]

October 28, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Ask a Care Manager: What is it you really want?

Lisa was worried about her parents who at 90 years old still lived in their own home. They admitted to slowing down and to Lisa and her sisters it was obvious. Mom no longer did much cooking. They admitted that they often only ate twice a day. They went to bed earlier and got up late. Dad’s personal care had […]

September 16, 2015 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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