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Your Guide To Choosing a Nursing Home or Other Long-Term Services & Supports

Title:
Your Guide To Choosing a Nursing Home or Other Long-Term Services & Supports
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
017-001-00583-5
ISBN:
9780160941498
Description

This informative booklet about choosing nursing homes and other types of elder care explains: 

  • How to find and compare nursing homes and other long-term services and supports,
  • How to pay for nursing home care,
  • Your rights as a nursing home resident, and 
  • Alternatives to nursing home care.

In addition, the booklet provides detailed coverage of how certain types of insurance can help, including the role of Medicare and Medicaid in the process of acquiring nursing home care or alternative types of care, as well as a Definitions section and Nursing Home Checklist.

Related items:

Publications about Aging can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/aging

Federal Benefits & Entitlement Programs publications can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/federal-benefits-entitlement-programs

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publications can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/centers-medicare-and-medicaid-services-cms

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Section 1: Getting started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Section 2: What is nursing home care? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Your care plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Your resident rights & protections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Reporting & resolving problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Section 3: How do I choose a nursing home? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Step 1: Find nursing homes in your area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Step 2: Compare the quality of the nursing homes you’re considering . . . . . 11

Step 3: Visit the nursing homes you’re interested in, or have

someone visit for you . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Step 4: Choose the nursing home that best meets your needs . . . . . . . . . . . 15

I’ve chosen a nursing home. What should I do next? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Section 4: What are my other long-term care options? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Home care. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Home- and community- based services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Residential care communities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Subsidized senior housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Section 5: How do I pay for nursing home care & other

long-term health care costs? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Medicare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Medicaid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Long-term care insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Personal resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Section 6: Where can I get help? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Administration for Community Living (ACL) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Beneficiary and Family Centered Care Quality Improvement

Organizations (BFCC-QIOs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

State Survey Agencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Section 7: Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Nursing home checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Audience

People considering entering nursing homes or receiving elder care, as well as family members helping to make this choice with their elderly loved ones, will find this informative publication extremely helpful.

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$25.00
International Price:
$35.00
Publisher:
Health and Human Services Dept., Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Year/Pages:
2017: 46 p.
Key Phrases:
  • Nursing Homes
  • Guide To Choosing a Nursing Home or Other Long-Term Services and Supports
  • Long Term Services and Supports
  • Health Care
  • Medical Care
  • Long Term Care
Weight:
0.4375
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
08/03/2017
Last Status Update:
09/11/2017
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