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People age. That is a fact. How you take care of yourself and others during that time can make a world of difference. You can hide your head in the sand and think other’s will do all the work or you can do everything you can to make this a good transition.
My mother was under the assumption that Medicare would pay for her nursing home expenses so she did not worry about it. That was not correct. Medicare does not pay for nursing home expenses unless you are there for rehabilitation following a hospital stay. Then, they will pay for the first 21 days at full cost and from there it goes to a co-pay. IF at any time during that first 100 days that Medicare is paying a portion of it and the nursing home decides that you are not progressing, you go to 100% payment on your own.
There are many ways you can avoid a nursing home as much as possible. During the coming months, we will look into many of these ways.