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Archive for December, 2009
Medicare does not pay for Assisted Living. However, through home health services you may receive physical therapy, nursing care, occupational therapy, and more while living at Our House Assisted Living. Please contact Our House for a list of Home Health Agencies. In order for Medicaid to help pay for Assisted Living you must be admitted to a skillied nursing facility and be approved for long-term Medicaid. Once you have qualified for Medicaid you must apply for the New Choices Waiver Program. This is a State program that assists residents who do not need nursing home care transition into Assisted Living ( it saves the State thousands of dollars to help pay for Assisted Living instead of paying for full care which isn’t needed). You must contact Kathleen Bowman from the New Choices Waiver Program at 801-538-6497 and she will send you information about how to apply for the program. Once you are eligible and meet the requirments a case manager will assist you find an appropriate Assisted Living facility. Not all assisted living homes accept Medicaid. Our House Assisted Living does accept Medicaid. The case manager and the Assisted Living facility will asses your financial needs to determine how much “room and board” needs to be paid. Medicaid pays for the care and you pay for the room and board which varies from $300-1200+ a month depending on your income. Please contact Our House and they will assist you through the process.
Veterans of War time or their surviving spouses may be eligible for a Disability Pension form the VA. The Veteran must have served one day during a time of war, 90 days of active duty, and received an honorable discharge. The Veteran or surviving spouse requires the assistance of another person for activities of daily living, such as meal preparation, medication managment, transportation, and many other medical needs. Cognitive Disability or Legal Blindness are stand alone qualifiers. The income on the Veteran or Surviving spouse must be less than the combined medical expenses. The cost of the Assisted Living is considered a medical expense.
The maximum benefit is $1,944 per month!
Please contact Dennis Autrey at Senior Care Associates for more information. He can be reached at 877-424-1333 or email@example.com. His office is in Sandy Utah
Our House Assisted Living is taking proactive measures to manage H1N1 and the seasonal flu. Our House has been training and educating staff members on what to do in case of an outbreak of seasonal flu or H1N1. The rate of infection for 2009 H1N1 is highest among those 24 years or younger according to Harvard Medical School. Although elderly individuals are at increased risk for complications from he 2009 H1N1 flu, infection so far has been uncommon. While no one knows why this is the case, the thought is that elderly individuals may have some pre-existing immunity based on exposure to similar influenza viruses circulatioing years ago.
We have asked staff members and urge family members to stay home if you are running a fever or have other flu-like symptoms
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