How To Pick The Right Rehabilitation Facility After a stay of at least three days in a hospital Medicare will pay up to twenty days in a live-in rehabilitation facility for your loved one (LO). His/her supplemental insurance should pay for up to an additional eighty days. The following is why and how you should [...]
Now that the surgery is over your loved one (LO) will go to his/her room upon leaving the recovery room. Picking the right accommodation means getting a private room.
You can help your loved one (LO) get a better outcome by eliminating as many complications as possible.
When it comes to picking the right doctor your geriatrician is probably going to be your best source. If the procedure is a routine one that should be fine. When you talk to the surgeon before the procedure be sure you bring a notebook, ask plenty of questions about the procedure, the potential outcomes, and [...]
If you are caring for an elderly parent with chronic conditions chances are that at some point they will be staying in a hospital. In the seven years that we took care of my father-in-law he was in the hospital thirteen times. Eight of those admissions resulted in a subsequent stay in a re-hab facility.
If you have to start providing home care for an elderly parent(s) and you haven’t done the financial planning, there are three easy ways to get a handle on the process.
This is the central problem with home care for the elderly. As their facilities and strength diminish, how will they manage their lives, and if they can’t who will?
During the time we took care of my father-in-law, we had thirteen trips in the hospital and eight stays in rehab. In addition, we brought him to dialysis treatment at the hospital three times a week for two years. This meant that we were dependant on other people for the quality of his care. We [...]