Ever know an older adult who was having difficulty being released from a care facility, a nice word for a nursing home? This happens more and more frequently. “Mr. Smith, you can’t go home without 24 hour care or Mr. Smith you can’t go home at all”. “Mrs. Doe your care needs exceed what you can receive at home.” Sometimes it’s true. Sometimes it’s the dollar talking. You’ve passed your Medicare days and you’re paying the facility the 21-100 day co-pay of $128 per day in 2008 or you’re paying a full ride. Of course the care facility wants you to stay, you represent revenue. Nevertheless it is possible to go home even when you are told otherwise. The best way out is to become educated and know your options, better yet, call me and I’ll be happy to help.

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About Pamela Wilson

PAMELA D. WILSON, MS, BS/BA, NCG, CSA helps caregivers and aging adults solve caregiving problems and manage caregiving needs through online programs, live support groups, and an extensive caregiving library that includes articles, podcasts, videos, and webinars.

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