Alternative Care to a Nursing Home

Nursing Home (otherwise known as Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers) allow people who are too vulnerable or sick the opportunity to live safely and with care or a temporary home for someone recovering. While nursing homes are available to those who need such care, many prefer the same type of care in their own home, with help from loved ones, community services and groups and more professional care agencies. There are two unique programs presented by Medicare for anyone who is in need of comprehensive medical and social service delivery system. The two programs currently available are: Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and Social Managed Care Plan.

Short Term Nursing Home Care

In some cases there are some who do not depend on as much care, who only require care for a short term temporary period of time. In many senior retirement communities, residents have care options to choose from distinct living accommodations and present different types of daily care. If you are unsure on what type of care is specific to your needs, it is best to consult your physician or a social worker. SilverCensus Care Coordinators are also available at 888-776-1311. Medicare home health care does cover a social worker visit but it requires a skilled service such as home physical therapy and/or skilled nursing care. In order to receive Medicare home health a physician has to order the home care service and a patient must have a taxing effort to leave the home. The majority of people do not like the idea of leaving their homes. If you do not like the idea of leaving your home to live in a nursing home and are planning on staying at home then you should understand the difficulties and effort involved and incorporate this while making your decision.

Living in a nursing home may not be the best option for some. Most people prefer to stay home, but still need health care. If you choose to stay at home and utilize Medicare home health this is only offering you with a short term solution. Medicare services does not provide personal care and is only designed to educate and complement the care only under a physician. Read more…

PACE Organizations Nationwide

If you are interested in more information on PACE organizations nationwide, visit http://www.cms.hhs.gov

SilverCensus is an unbiased senior living and health services resource where consumers are educated on options, facilities & rights. Our services are completely free for seniors and their caregivers as well as Hospital Case Managers & Social Workers who are committed to proper discharge. Clients includeassisted living residences, rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing homes, home health care agencies, HUD senior housing & independent living communities. We also provide VA Aid & Attendance assistance for qualified Veterans and their spouses. Our Care Managers are available at 888-776-1311 or through the web at: http://www.SilverCensus.com.

 

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