Over 90% of older adults say that they want to remain in their homes as they age, rather than going into a nursing home. A “Senate ACA-Repeal Knocks Down House, Builds Shack”
Who needs Medicaid? Probably someone you know. Medicaid is the backstop government program that provides coverage when someone can’t afford necessary health care. Historically, Medicaid “The Republican Health Care Bill is Bad News for Your Grandparents. And Your Parents. And You.”
Ohio’s Medicaid program covered only a portion of the program’s assisted living bills, leaving frail seniors Betty Hilleger and Geraldine Saunders with unexpected sky-high expenses. And they were not alone. Thousands of Ohio’s seniors faced the same coverage gap. They applied for coverage, but faced delays and unreasonable bills even after they were supposed to be covered. Justice in Aging joined with the Cincinnati firm Beckman Weil Shepardson to represent Hilleger and Saunders in a class action suit against the state to eliminate this coverage gap.
By popular demand, we’ve updated and re-released 25 Common Nursing Home Problems—and How to Resolve Them. This guide discusses some of the most common—and most “Five Steps to Resolving Common Nursing Home Problems”
Where do you want to live as you grow old and —very likely, at some point — lose the ability to take care of yourself? Probably, you want to remain at home, with necessary assistance along with ongoing contact with friends and family. Alternatively, you probably do not want to move into a nursing home.