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Consumers are becoming more involved in their health care decisions and as a result, they are asking more questions. Many of these questions pertaining to care and services for the elderly are being directed to people who are not necessarily equipped to answer them.
The comforts of home can go a long way, especially for seniors. The environment of a hospital is not always soothing, which is why many seniors choose to receive the follow up healthcare they need at home.
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If you or your family member is considering hiring someone to help with services in your home, please make sure you are a fully informed consumer. Knowing the issues and the facts can actually save you money and prevent possible legal problems.
Medicare can pay for care in your home. In fact, about 10% or 1 out of every 10 people enrolled in Medicare receives care in their home each year that is paid for by Medicare. The benefit is called "home health care" and it includes healthcare services at home for an illness, such as heart disease, or after an injury.
Whether you need information about home safety, long term care insurance, news that effects seniors or information about specific organizations, you can find helpful information by following the links on this page.
Whether or not these characteristics hold true, senior citizens are often perceived as being kind, generous, trusting and wealthy, which are qualities that scam artists may target. Just like in school, these mal-intentioned people take advantage of others' weaknesses - in the case of seniors, it can be anything from their manners to their lack of technological savvy.
You Have the Right to Choose Your Home Health Care Service Provider Federal hospital law guarantees a person's right to choose the home care provider that he or she wants in their home following discharge from a hospital.
People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once a person makes it to 65, the data suggests that he or she can live another 19.2 years, on average. Research also shows that when you reach 65, there is a 70% chance that you will need some type of long term care assistance during your remaining years.
When a loved one suffers an illness, injury or is born with a disability, it is likely that they will need care over an extended period of time.
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