December 15, 2017
So that is it, one year of a blog is complete. I guess technically 11 months because this was started in February, but since it is the end of the year, it still feels like an accomplishment. This blog reviewed a lot of information over the year, and I thought a review might be helpful.
We started off with an introduction to the blog and some discussion about why talking about long-term care, and aging in general, is important. I think by now, everyone reading this could answer that in their own words or maybe even with their own stories.
Next we went onto talking about different options, such as community-based care or home care. These options are when someone still lives in the home, but receives services in the community or has services come to them. Most often, this is what people want, to stay in their home. There are a lot of options out there for these types of services, but as discussed, there isn’t as much financial help for these options.
If staying at home isn’t an option, there is the option to move to a long-term care community. This is a huge decision and involves so many factors. Thankfully, VOYCEconnect is here to help.
This is a free service to get information on options that are out there, and maybe even talk more in detail about Medicare and Mediciad. But remember, Medicare will not pay for someone to live in a nursing home long-term. It will only pay for someone to be in rehab after a hospitalization.
What if you or a loved one moves into a home? Then you need to know the rights that residents have while living in long-term care. Resident Rights are extremely important and not a lot of people understand that they do have rights. The long-term care community is there home, and they should be able to make choices, participate in their care, and self-determine just like they would in a house. The Ombudsman Program is here to help if you want to talk about Rights or have specific issues to discuss.
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
Lastly, we discussed a few of VOYCE’s great events in 2017. Check out our website in the events tab to see photos and read about the great times we have had this year.
So that was 2017. What do you want to hear in this blog in 2018? Comment on FaceBook or send ideas into: firstname.lastname@example.org
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