This guide addresses three basic questions faced by families caring for aging relatives at home. What is home care? Where and how can it be obtained? What are the sources to pay for it? The book employs a question-and-answer style and a convenient outline format. A detailed table of contents and extensive indices of topics and terms facilitate readersâ€™ search for information.
When explaining long-term care at home, the author also gives in-depth overviews of traditional Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans and prescription drug coverage, Medicaid, Medigap insurance, and long-term care insurance, among other subjects. Walter Feldesman is a prominent attorney who has practiced in New York City for more than 65 years. In addition to the Consumer Guide, he has compiled the Dictionary of Eldercare Terminology, the first and currently only dictionary cited on the Medicare government website. In 2009 he earned the National Council on Agingâ€™s first Exemplars of Vital Aging award.
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