Which benefit would work best for your family? The Differences Between Medicare and Veterans Benefits It’s important to be aware of your aging loved one’s health benefits before you visit their doctor. While many people think that Medicare and Veteran’s Affairs (VA) benefits work together, the plans do not overlap. Only some benefits work at specific doctors’ offices. For example, VA benefits only cover healthcare at VA facilities and Medicare only covers care at Medicare-ass
The Basics of Veterans Benefits Sadly, around 69% of veterans are completely unaware of the benefits available to them — and that means many veterans are paying more for their care than they should. At A Place for Mom, our goal is to help families find the right senior care solution. For many families in the U.S., the hardest part of the process isn’t finding the right community, it’s figuring out how to pay for it. More than one third of Americans over 65 are either wartime
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, someone turning age 65 has nearly a 70% chance of needing some form of long-term care in his or her lifetime. How Expensive Is Long-Term Care? Long-term care is costly and prices vary by state. Here are U.S. national median annual costs for care provided in various venues, according to the Genworth 2017 Cost of Care Survey: Adult day health care: $18,200 Assisted living facility: $45,000 Home health aide: $49,192
We often have families ask us for advice as to how to afford assisted living or long term care for their family members. This website has many useful tools to help you find an affordable assisted living, calculate the cost and compare it to home care, and explain the many programs that offer financial assistance. Contact Chesapeake Cottage Assisted Living if you have any further questions that may help make this financial process easier.
MHCC is a great source for long-term care options. Information on understanding, planning and paying for long term care, as well as advance directive information, options for living at home, alternate living arrangements, and information on nursing home, adult day care, assisted living, home health and hospice facilities. Check out their website for more information! https://mhcc.maryland.gov/consumerinfo/longtermcare/Default.aspx