037 – How to Best Help Your Elderly Loved One Pay for Care

In this episode I talk about the order of paying for your loved one’s care.  Should pay for their care to you help them avoid spending their money and going on Medicaid or should they go on Medicaid first?  Listen to the podcast to find out – this episode can save a lot of money from being spent on long term care.

You can reach me at casey@thestressedoutcaregiver.com

Talk to you soon.

Casey

036 – You Pay For Long Term Care As You Go

Most people think that their elderly loved one must give all of their money to the assisted living or the nursing home community when they move in.  Well, that’s just a myth.  You don’t give them your money – at least not most of the time – instead you pay as you go.  Also, Medicaid doesn’t take your money – they don’t get involved in the situation until your loved one exhausts all of their resources and can’t afford to pay for care (but you should be aware of Medicaid because you don’t want to accidentally do anything that could affect your elderly loved one’s ability to get benefits).

Listen to the podcast to learn more.

Talk to you soon.

Casey

035 – Getting Advice About Protecting Money From Long Term Care Costs

People need to be really careful where they get advice about protecting their elderly loved one’s money from the cost of long term care.  This episode will talk about that issue and warn you about the possibility of bad advice and discuss where to get good advice to protect their money.

I hope you like this content and find it helpful.  You can reach me at casey@thestressedoutcaregiver.com.

Thanks and I will talk to you soon.

Casey

034 – Payor Sources for Long Term Care

There are many sources available to pay for your elderly loved one’s long term care.  They include:

  • Medicare
  • VA Benefits
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Grants and Programs
  • Private Pay
  • Medicaid

The two main payor sources are private pay funds (think income and money in the bank) and Medicaid.  Everything else offsets the cost of care but doesn’t usually pay for everything (although long term care insurance can go a long way depending on the policy benefits).  Listen to the podcast to learn more.

Thanks so much and I will talk to you soon.

Casey

033 – Care Planning Can Save You Money

Not only can care planning provide your elderly loved one with a higher quality of life and reduce the stress associated with caring for them, it can save you money.  Listen to the episode and find out how.

I will talk to you again soon.

Casey

P.S. Remember that my email is casey@thestressedoutcaregiver.com – let me know what you think.

032 – Care Planning – A Guided Tour to Elder Care

A care plan is like a road map to the elder care process.  Working with the care planner to help implement the care plan is like taking a guided tour to elder care.  Everyone involved will have a better experience – your elderly loved one will have a higher quality of life and caring for them will be much less stressful.  Listen to how a care planner can give you a guided tour to the elder care process.

I hope you like it.  You can reach me at casey@thestressedoutcaregiver.com

Casey

031 – Paid Care Planning vs. Free Care Planning – Watch Out for Bias

A care planner you hire is charged with looking out for your loved one’s best interest at all times.  Their care plan should always be geared to meet your loved one’s goals and get them the best possible care tailored to their needs.  Free care planning – usually provided by an elder care provider – may be influenced by the needs of the care provider employing the free care planner.  Listen to the podcast to find out more.

You can reach me at casey@thestressedoutcaregiver.com.

Talk to you soon.

Casey

030 – What is a Care Plan?

Today’s episode answers the question – what is a care plan?  The answer is it is a written plan of care based on the needs and the goals of an elderly individual.  Two people with the same exact medical issue and the same prognosis may have very different goals and very different care plans.  Listen to the episode to find out why.

Remember that you can contact me at casey@thestressedoutcaregiver.com.

Thanks very much and I will talk to you soon.

Casey

029 Care Planning Overview

Care planning is the process of planning the care for your elderly loved one.  It is the way you get ahead of their issues.  I believe this is the more important part of caring for an elderly loved one – it helps them obtain the highest possible quality of life and reduces the stress associated with caregiving.  I hope you find this overview helpful.  Keep on the look out for other episodes about care planning.

Let me know if you have any questions or comments – email me at casey@thestressedoutcaregiver.com.

Thanks and I will talk to you soon.

Casey

028 Naming Friends and Distant Relatives as Decision Makers

When someone wants a friend or distant relative to serve as their decision maker it is even more important they create documents appointing that person.  If they don’t have decision making documents like powers of attorney and living wills in place then it is less likely that people who are friends or distant relatives will be appointed to a decision making position by the court.  This includes long time partners – whether same sex or opposite sex.  Those long time partners can find them shut out from participating in care of their partner if they become incapacitated and other family members want to step in and take charge.  This episode will discuss this issue and why decision making documents are so important in this scenario.

Thanks for listening.  You can reach me at Casey@TheStressedOutCaregiver.com or @caseyprice29.

Talk to you soon.

Casey