Here are all the articles I wrote during October, 2009. I hope they're useful to you.

October 14th, 2009

Skilled Nursing Facility

State licensed institutional setting which provides nursing and rehabilitative care provided by or under the direction of skilled medical personnel – available 24-hours a day & ordered by a physician under a treatment plan.…

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October 14th, 2009

Respite Care

In Long Term Care insurance, nursing home or home care that temporarily replaces the existing level of support received from an informal, non paid caregiver for the purpose of providing care and supervision to the patient while relieving the caregiver …

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October 14th, 2009

Medicare Supplement Plans

Private insurance policies that supplement Medicare benefits by covering co-payments and deductibles for medical and hospital expenses. These policies do not provide coverage for personal or custodial care.…

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October 14th, 2009

Medicare

A federal government insurance program to assist those age 65 and over and the disabled with medical and hospital expenses. In addition to hospital and doctor expenses, Medicare covers only skilled care in a skilled nursing facility and limited skilled nursing care at home. It does not provide benefits for personal or custodial care. Medicare requires co-payments and deductibles.…

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October 14th, 2009

Home Health Care

Refers to a wide range of services, from skilled care and physical therapy to personal care delivered at home or in a residential setting …

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October 14th, 2009

Custodial Care

In Long Term Care insurance, services that can be given safely and reasonably by a non-medical person, designed mainly to assist with ADLs, including bathing, eating, dressing and other routine activities…

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October 14th, 2009

Chronic Care

Care for an illness continuing over a long period of time or recurring frequently…

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October 14th, 2009

Care-giver

In Long Term Care insurance, the key person (usually a relative) overseeing and providing the care for you if you are incapacitated…

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October 14th, 2009

Assisted Living Facility

A non-medical institution providing room, board, laundry, some forms of personal care, and usually recreational services; also known as domiciliary care facility, sheltered house, board and care home, community-based care facility, residential care facility, etc. …

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October 14th, 2009

Adult Day Care

Recreational and/or rehabilitative services provided for persons who benefit from daytime supervision; an alternative between care in the home and in an institution…

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