California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR) - Fighting for the rights of long-term care residents and all elders in California. CANHR's mission is to educate and support long term health care advocates and consumers regarding the rights and remedies under the law, and to create a united voice for long term care reform and humane alternatives to institutionalization. Provides information about assisted living (board and care), nursing homes, Medi-Cal, and other elder issues. Also see:
Leading Age - Dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging, advancing policies, promoting practices and conducting research that supports, enables and empowers people to live fully as they age.
Medicare: Long Term Care - Agencies that can help with long-term care choices. Generally, Medicare doesn't pay for long-term care. Medicare pays only for medically necessary skilled nursing facility or home health care. However, you must meet certain conditions for Medicare to pay for these types of care. Most long-term care is to assist people with support services such as activities of daily living like dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom. Medicare doesn't pay for this type of care called "custodial care". Custodial care (non-skilled care) is care that helps you with activities of daily living. It may also include care that most people do for themselves, for example, diabetes monitoring. Some Medicare Advantage Plans may offer limited skilled nursing facility and home care (skilled care) coverage if the care is medically necessary. You may have to pay some of the costs.
Nursing Home (Wikipedia) - A nursing home, convalescent home, Skilled Nursing Unit (SNU), care home or rest home provides a type of care of residents: it is a place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with activities of daily living. Residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities. Eligible adults 18 or older can stay in a skilled nursing facility to receive physical, occupational, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness.
Senior Advisor - Features reviews and advice on local senior living communities.
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