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Sep 12, 2013

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Caring for Minnesota's aging population

I do hope that the upcoming aging conference will provide Americans with more options when it comes to paying for long-term care. This is becoming a pressing issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible since 7 out of 10 of Americans 65 and above will require any form of long-term care. Medicare provides limited coverage while Medicaid will require people to spend down their assets first before they can become eligible. Long term care insurance is the most viable option for me today. Some would argue that it is expensive but by purchasing early, requesting ltc insurance quotes from https://www.ltcopt -term-care-quotes/ and availing couple or group discounts, you can cut your premiums. The median cost of nursing home is around $88,000 annually while the average cost of assisted living facility is around $43,000 annually. The cost of long-term care continues to skyrocket and without a proper financial tool, residents of Minnesota and the rest of the United States will suffer. I hope a more affordable and permanent solution will be provided in the upcoming conference.  (Feb 26, 2015 | post #2)

Long Term Care

Linking care to the community

I commend everyone responsible for this, for having the initiative to deliver a more efficient and personalized care to older adults. A lot of people will surely benefit from this since http://www.ltcopti and http://www.longter revealed that 7 out of 10 of Americans 65 and above will require long term care. These people deserve quality care that can improve the quality of life and help them carry out activities of daily living such as eating, walking, toileting, bathing and the likes. People are paying a lot of money just to afford care and the least that they can do is provide them with care that can satisfy their needs. I also hope that this changes can also result into prevention of elder care abuse, which is very rampant nowadays. This is very promising and just right for older adults who are in dire need of long term care. Good job for taking the initiative of improving the quality of care you provide.  (Jan 30, 2015 | post #2)

Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Studies seek to answer if the arts can help the elderly a...

I've heard about this before, that music can help the elderly and those with Alzheimer's or Dementia. There's nothing wrong in resorting into alternative ways of taking care of the said patients especially those with cognitive conditions. There's no cure for the cognitively disabled and the best thing that could be down is to slow down the progress of the condition, can help the patient relax and experience utmost comfort. I've read from a blog posted in that music can help deal with anger and aggression of people with Alzheimer's. Also, some long term care facilities are starting to adapt this kind of treatment. Well, there's no harm in trying and I hope people will look into this alternative way of helping the cognitively disabled and the elderly.  (Jan 19, 2015 | post #2)

Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Elderly residents told to vacate Phoenix nursing home

This is heartbreaking and alarming especially now that a lot people will soon seek the help of skilled caregivers and long term care facilities. Around 7 out of 10 of Americans who are 65 and above will require long term care at some point of their lives according to and www.longtermcare.g ov. This is a big blow to Arizona long term care and I hope those who will be affected will find a new facility. The aging population shouldn't be treated this way. They deserve a second home that will take care of them and satisfy their long term care needs. They've shut down this facility to give way to an upscale apartment. This shows how Americans think and it's disgusting. We should take care of our loved ones and give them the proper care they deserve. I hope other facilities will not follow the footsteps of this Phoenix nursing home.  (Jan 15, 2015 | post #2)

Elderly (Senior Citizen)

Senior Care

It's good that you've decided to seek help from care professionals. This is a wise thing to do since caregiving is a stressful task. However, this can be very costly so it's best if you have a coverage like long term care insurance. The average cost of a nursing home today is around $80,000 annually and the average cost of assisted living is around $43,000 annually according to and www.longtermcare.g ov. I hope your mother has coverage or else you'll shoulder her expenses. There are some states that require adult children to pay for their parents' long term care expenses because of filial law. I hope you find what you're looking for and your mother can finally receive the care she deserves.  (Jan 13, 2015 | post #2)

Long Term Care

Getting Families to Understand Dementia

I've read a blog post earlier this year on how to make a peron with Dementia stay at home much longer. I never thought it was possible until I read the article. Now I understand that knowledge is key in order to meet the needs and expectations of people with Dementia. So I do agree that families should get involved and understand what this cognitive condition really is in order to meet your loved one's needs like safety, legal issues, meaningful activities, managing medication and estate planning. I know it's hard to take care of a loved one who has Dementia but with proper knowledge, resources support groups and other avenues to de-stress, family caregivers can satisfy the needs of the patient with Dementia and keep him at home for an extended period of time. Sylvia is right, it's priceless to make them smile and to let them feel that you understand them and you truly care for them. To help you get started, I've found some helpful articles about Dementia and Alzheimer's that can help you provide high quality long term care services to your loved ones here: http://www.ltcopti, http://www.alzheim / and /what-is-dementia. asp.  (Aug 26, 2014 | post #2)


Ohio ranks near bottom on long-term care

According to AARP, Ohio ranks 44th among the states in the United States in terms of meeting the long-term care needs of the aging population. That's pretty low and should cause alarm to its residents. This will make them think twice whether to receive benefits in this state or move somewhere else wherein they can receive high quality care and give them access to more long-term care options. This should serve as a wake up call to the government of Ohio and make the necessary changes in order to give older adults the peace of mind and the quality of care that they deserve. I hope they can also make changes in government programs in order to help more residents who can't pay for their long-term care expenses. Long term care options like nursing homes is expensive in nature and can go as high as $88,000 annually according to http://www.ltcopti It is expensive in nature and that's why residents of Ohio and the rest of the United States will need a more efficient program that can help cover this type of facility. Long-term care insurance is a good payment option but it's becoming more expensive due to price hikes. I hope the government will help regulate the costs in order to encourage more people to get covered.  (Aug 12, 2014 | post #3)