How to Pay for Assisted Living, part 1

Another excerpt from our Consumer Guide to Senior Living Options.

Most assisted living is paid for privately by the resident and/or his family. 

For certain low-income residents with few assets, Florida’s Statewide Medicaid Managed Care Long-term Care (SMMC-LTC) program pays part of monthly fees at a participating facility.  Medicaid LTC program doesn’t pay for room and board but does pay a set amount for care services.  The family of a resident who qualifies for LTC may pay some or all of the cost of room and board without affecting the resident’s program eligibility. 

Not all assisted living facilities participate in Medicaid’s LTC program, and those that participate may limit the number of residents who particpate.

Low-income veterans or surviving spouses of veterans may also be eligible for Aid and Attendance or other benfits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which can help pay for assisted living.

We will share selections from the Guide, here at the Assisted Living Navigator™ blog, on occasion, but you may contact us at any time for your personal copy

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Benefits of Living in the Right Environment

Another excerpt from our Consumer Guide to Senior Living Options.

Living in the right environment can help your loved one prosper and live life to its fullest.  You can extend your loved one’s independence by providing an environment with the appropriate level of medical and personal care.  Accepting a little help walking, today, for example, can reduce the risk for a debilitating hip fracture, tomorrow.  Any senior living arrangement should be as supportive as possible, while still fostering a sense of independence.

A new home often brings new experiences, interests, and friendships in a way that combats loneliness and isolation, which are significant problems in older populations.

The right living environment provides peace of mind for you, your loved one, and the rest of your family.  Choosing the proper level of supervision for your loved one helps everyone sleep soundly at night.

We will share selections from the Guide, here at the Assisted Living Navigator™ blog, on occasion, but you may contact us at any time for your personal copy

First: Understand the Level of Care

The first excerpt from our Consumer Guide to Senior Living Options …

Understanding the level of care needed and the amount of time help is needed are two key determinations when exploring care options for yourself, or a loved one.  Medical professionals are often the ones who can formally advise on these matters. But early on, family members can help home health professionals assess, and arrange services for, basic needs.

When the time comes, and living at home is not safe or affordable, then assisted living is a viable solution for many families.  Receiving the same, or better, level of care in a group setting, with its social benefits, can have a very positive effect on a senior’s well-being.  Knowing where, and how best, to start that journey is important to a great outcome.

We will share selections from the Guidehere at the Assisted Living Navigator blog, on occasion, but you may contact us at any time for your personal copy.

Guide to Senior Living Options

Are you suddenly faced with the task of arranging care for a loved one?  And, still you have to manage your family and career obligations?  Where does one begin this new and stressful journey?

Our Consumer Guide to Senior Living Options has been written to provide you with an overview of the two basic options available to families: in-home care and assisted living.  Each has its place in the ‘continuum of care’ and each can help meet the specific needs of most families.

We will share selections from the Guidehere at the Assisted Living Navigator blog, on occasion, but you may contact us at any time for your personal copy.

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How to learn more / reach us

Watch our new Assisted Living commercial to learn more about our personalized placement services.

Visit us at www.AssistedLivingNavigator.com for more details.  Follow this link to just a few of our Family Testimonials

By the time our work together is done, you’ll feel relieved, reassured, and confident that you made a sound decision from appropriate options tailored to your situation.

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Call us at 813-422-1561 with your questions.

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Or, Email us at mmanzolembo(at)abc-seniors.com.

 

 

What to expect

When you work with our local team, you get access to years of local senior housing knowledge and experience in matching clients with the communities that most closely fit their needs.

As we work together I’ll encourage you to:

  • Openly share needs, concerns and any special requirements,
  • Breathe easy, as I ease the stress of finding and comparing your best community choices,
  • Ask the right questions on guided tours of communities so you can gather the information you need to make an informed decision.

We are your go-to resource, connecting clients with community and professional resources – attorneys, financial advisors, realtors, move managers, insurance advisors – to name a few.

Who we are

Since 1996, Always Best Care has been a resource for families across the country searching for senior living solutions. Here in Tampa Bay we have succeeded in helping families find housing in challenging circumstances, such as:

  • someone with dementia who was relocating from another state,
  • elderly parents with a disabled son whose home was lost in a fire,
  • age 21-year student with unique health conditions needing a short-term respite stay,
  • 50-yr old professional suffering with aphasia from a stroke and needing assistive care,
  • someone being discharged from a hospital within days and with no local family.

When you work with our local team, you get access to years of local senior housing knowledge and experience in matching clients with the communities that most closely fit their needs.

Testimonial Excerpt …

Michele’s knowledge of the Assisted Living market was invaluable.  It saved us our time and energy to research the market, sort through their information, and arrange visits.  With Michele’s help we had placed my sister in the new facility within three weeks of engaging her.

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See more testimonials here!