Medicare Advantage to Include Home Care Services in 2019

Medicare Advantage (MA) plans are allowed to cover non-skilled home care services starting in 2019. Seniors and home care providers are excited at the prospect of expanded coverage which will include Home Care Services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the policy in a recently issued call letter  This is an historic and long-awaited move…

Advice from a Doctor on Choosing Home Care on Chicago’s North Side

Dr. G. Allen Power, M.D., FAACP, an internist, a geriatrician, and clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Rochester, shared his insights on how patients on Chicago’s North Side select home care for family. He is the author of “Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care” and is in the film “Alive Inside.”…

Why dementia care costs are so high, and how you can lower them in your family

Last week, the RAND Corporation reported that dementia care costs are projected to double by the year 2040. Their study predicts that as the baby boomer population ages, cases of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia will increase, requiring a corresponding increase in the need for quality dementia care. The New York Times wrote that “direct health…