If you are considering placing a loved one in a nursing home, you probably have a lot of questions. You may be struggling with self-doubt or anxiety, and are likely concerned about how the transition will affect not only your loved one, but also your entire family. And, naturally, you are worried about the cost.
In Pennsylvania, the average monthly cost of long-term nursing home care can stretch as high as $12,000 a month, which is a hefty price for even the most financially secure families. Fortunately, Medicaid or Medical Assistance will pay most of the costs for those who qualify, but navigating the system can be a daunting task, and it leaves many families feeling completely lost.
A must-read for anyone contemplating a loved one's long-term care, Medicaid, PA Nursing Homes, and You offers simple, straightforward advice to set your mind at ease and help you understand the complex rules and regulations surrounding nursing home Medical Assistance in Pennsylvania. It provides answers to some of the most frequent questions families ask during the process, and it delivers tips from the author, who has helped hundreds of families obtain benefits during his fifty years working in the field.
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About the Author
Eugene J. Sauers began his career with the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare in 1964, at the very beginning of government involvement in helping people pay medical expenses, and has spent the past fifty years helping families navigate the maze of obtaining medical assistance and long-term nursing home care.
By the time Medicare and Medicaid became effective in 1966, Sauers had already accumulated two and a half years of experience in the field, and he quickly advanced to supervisor and manager at the Bucks County Assistance Office. He retired from government service in 1991, at which time he established the highly successful Sauers Consultation and Services for the Elderly (SCSE).
Sauers continues to own and operate SCSE. He is also a consultant for multiple nursing homes in the Philadelphia area and was a much sought-after guest speaker for various civic and private organizations, as well as a former radio talk show host.