Managing a loved one’s care in a nursing home or an assisted living facility has always been challenging. And it’s harder now that visitation is extremely limited to protect residents from COVID-19. So how can you check on your loved ones, make sure they’re being cared for properly and let them know you’re there for them?
As nursing homes in many states start to emerge from a four-month lockdown, residents and their loved ones are desperate for in-person visits. The federal government has issued guidelines for reopening nursing homes to visitors, and more than half of the states have authorized limited visitation.
Has a loved one named you their financial power of attorney? Are you ready to take on all the responsibilities that entails? Hopefully, you won’t be called into action anytime soon, but with the coronavirus pandemic continuing, it’s something to think about.
The value of long-term care insurance (LTCI) is an ongoing conundrum. There’s no doubt we’re living longer. According to LongTermCare.gov, a site provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, at least 70 percent of people 65 and older will need long-term care services and support at some time in their lives.
As part of the CARES Act, the majority of Americans, including those who are elderly and on fixed income, will receive a one-time stimulus check from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
If you or a loved one is a nursing home resident … or may be considering long-term nursing care … keeping nursing home residents safe from COVID19 is a top concern. Here’s what’s being done now.
With the coronavirus moving through facilities that house older adults, families across the country are wondering “Should I bring Mom or Dad home?”