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I met a caregiver (“Martin”) last month at the Alzheimer’s Association. We were both passing through for our own purposes and for some unknown reason
Skilled Nursing costs are covered by Medicare if the stay is for post-acute rehabilitation (usually following an injury or illness requiring a minimum of three overnights in the hospital, for up to 100 days). Medicare monitors progress and may stop paying if it is deemed that the patient can no longer improve by staying at the SNF.
When we know someone, either personally or professionally, who is trying to sort out their experience of loving someone with dementia, a little insight can go a long way...
Should people with dementia have the same rights as the rest of us? A very serious and important question pointing again to the unfortunate way that society views people who are living with dementia.
I still remember the day I walked into the memory care community where my Mom was living. She was sitting in her wheelchair, seemingly calm and content, and looked up at me when I came close and said “Hi Mom” and bent to hug her. She looked up at me and looked away as if she had seen a blank wall.
Info Comments Talk, #elder_law, #estate_planning, #incapacity, #medicaid_planning, #power_of_attorney Attorney Daniel J. Umlauf is a noted speaker on estate planning. Born in Texas, he attended Texas A&M University before meeting his wife in Switzerland and following her back to North Carolina. He was introduced to estate planning and elder law in law school at Wake Forest University when he wrote a grant to help small farmers in North Carolina who were losing family farms in part due to poor estate planning. He began his own firm, Salem Law, in 2010, and practices exclusively in the areas of estate planning, probate, guardianship, and elder law. Daniel serves as a Deacon at Salem Presbyterian Church, and is the Vice President and President-Elect of the Stratford Rotary Club.
Cate Steane leads an organization by the name of Make It Happen Preparedness Services. She enables businesses to outsource emergency preparedness planning & training. Cate spent 12 years practicing law, representing the City of Oakland Hills Fire litigation, training in Community Emergency Response Teams, Wilderness First Aid, & project management. She spent over 20 years leadership in risk management, facilities and human resources responding to the Loma Prieta Earthquake, Oakland Hills and Wine Country Fires.