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Beat the Nursing Home Trap: A Consumer's Guide to Assisted Living and Long-Term Care

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Finding the right kind of long-term care, in the right place, often requires making difficult decisions in difficult times. Beat the Nursing Home Trap helps you understand the many alternatives to nursing facilities and shows you how to fit the care you need to the funds you have available.
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Overview

Finding the right kind of long-term care, in the right place, often requires making difficult decisions in difficult times. Beat the Nursing Home Trap helps you understand the many alternatives to nursing facilities and shows you how to fit the care you need to the funds you have available.
Learn how to:
* Arrange Home Care
Understand what home care can do, what kind of care is available where you live, and how to arrange for services.
* Find a Non-Nursing Facility Residence
Learn about the many varieties of independent living and assisted living residential care communities, and how to choose one that matches your needs and budget.
* Choose a Nursing Home
If you need the level of care offered by a nursing facility, find out what to look for and how to assess the quality of care.
* Get the Most out of Medicare, Medicaid and Other Benefit Programs
Understand the complex regulations concerning benefit programs, learn what they do and do not cover, and find out how to qualify for them before exhausting all your personal assets.
* Evaluate Long-Term Care Insurance
Major changes in long-term care insurance make for broader coverage. Find out what to look for in a policy and whether long-term care insurance is a good investment for you.
* Protect Some of Your Assets
Learn how to plan so that you might avoid draining all of your life savings and the value of your home before receiving assistance with long-term care costs.
One of the biggest worries of Baby Boomers and their parents is how to handle long-term care. With sensitivity and clarity, Attorney Joseph Matthews gives you all the information necessary to help plan for andmake the best arrangements for long-term care.

A practical guide with comprehensive information to help the consumer make the best choices for long-term care. Covers protecting assets, arranging home health care, finding non-nursing home residences, choosing a nursing facility, rating nursing homes, insurance, and understanding Medicare, Medicaid, and other benefit programs.

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Legal Publishing Preview
...provides answers to some of the most difficult questions faced when dealing with how to best care for a senior citizen...should be required reading for anyone who must deal with care options for the elderly.
Legal Publishing Preview
...provides answers to some of the most difficult questions faced when dealing with how to best care for a senior citizen...should be required reading for anyone who must deal with care options for the elderly.
Modern Maturity
...evaluates home health, residential and nursing care facilities, and nursing home insurance; it also looks at Medicare, Medicaid and other benefit programs.
Modern Maturity
...evaluates home health, residential and nursing care facilities, and nursing home insurance; it also looks at Medicare, Medicaid and other benefit programs.
Wilson Library Bulletin
Far and away the best source for hard facts.
Wilson Library Bulletin
Far and away the best source for hard facts.
Booknews
Matthews, an attorney, explains how to choose the right kind and level of elder housing, pay for such care, utilize Medicare financing, and evaluate long-term care insurance policies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Modern Maturity
"Evaluates home health, residental and nursing care facilities, and nursing home insurance; it also looks at Medicare, Medicaid and other benefit programs."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873375153
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Edition description: 3RD
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.92 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1—Making Decisions About Long-Term Care
Chapter 2—At-Home Care
Chapter 3—Organized Elder Residences
Chapter 4—Nursing Facilities
Chapter 5—Medicare and Veterans' Benefits
Chapter 6—Medicare Coverage for Long-Term Care
Chapter 7—Protecting Your Assets
Chapter 8—Protecting Choices About Medical Care and Finances
Chapter 9—Estate Planning: Controlling Your Money and Property
Chapter 10—Buyer Beware: Long-Term Care Insurance
Appendix—Resource Directory"
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