All posts by JudyR

Can My Loved One Benefit From Memory Care?

If you’re loved one has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, researching their long-term care options as early as possible is essential. One care option that has become increasingly more common is memory care. What Is Memory Care? To know if your loved one could benefit from memory care, you’ll first have to understand what type of […]

A Beginner’s Guide To Financial Caregiving

Adult children often help their parents make medical and health care decisions. If you are also helping your parents with money management and bill paying, this makes you a financial caregiver. Your main role as a financial caregiver could include: determining the right long-term care that meets a loved one’s needs helping them with money […]

Be Storm Ready: Special Needs Emergency Planning

As Houston area residents know, storms can become life threatening situations in mere moments. That’s why when we have a loved one with special needs, we have to be even more prepared for any emergency situation. Whether your loved one has mobility, visual, hearing, speech, or cognitive disabilities, you will need to not only plan […]

Warning: How Observation Status Affects Medicare Coverage

Recent reports suggest that hospitals have increasingly classified new patients as under observation (or outpatient status) to protect themselves against Medicare policies that prevent payouts to hospitals for excessive patient admissions. However, many of the patients under observation are being cheated out of thousands of dollars. Inpatient vs. Outpatient: What is Covered? Under federal law, Medicare won’t pay for post-hospital extended care services […]

Top 3 Ways A Geriatric Care Manager Can Help You

With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 years old every day, taking care of our loved ones has become even more pressing than ever. Many individuals have come to a point where their elderly relatives are unable to safely care for themselves or require higher levels of caregiving. To provide the best decisions for this stage of life or to prepare for […]