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I met a caregiver (“Martin”) last month at the Alzheimer’s Association. We were both passing through for our own purposes and for some unknown reason
Skilled Nursing costs are covered by Medicare if the stay is for post-acute rehabilitation (usually following an injury or illness requiring a minimum of three overnights in the hospital, for up to 100 days). Medicare monitors progress and may stop paying if it is deemed that the patient can no longer improve by staying at the SNF.
Eliezer Sobel, author, artist, musician, and by his own description, a human being, has been caring for his parents for many years. His father Max had been the loving caregiver for his mother, Manya, who is in her 16 th year of Alzheimer’s Disease! Three years ago, Max suffered a traumatic brain injury and now is also in full time care at home.
When we know someone, either personally or professionally, who is trying to sort out their experience of loving someone with dementia, a little insight can go a long way...
Should people with dementia have the same rights as the rest of us? A very serious and important question pointing again to the unfortunate way that society views people who are living with dementia.
Mary Marita is Senior Vice President and COO at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She has 22+ years of executive and administrative leadership in the aging field including long-term care and community-based organizations and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. In 2012, Marita was recognized by Crain's in the 40 Under 40 awards and was honored as a YWCA Woman of Professional Excellence. Lisa Weitzman is the Benjamin Rose Institute Care Consultation Manager of Business Development. She holds an LISW-S license and Dementia Care Specialist certification. She has a passion for social justice and the social determinants of health as they pertain to older adults aging well in the community.
Greg McIntyre is VA Certified and an Elder Law Attorney based in North Carolina. He became a lawyer to fight courtroom battles which he did for years. However, after working in an environment where the focus was always on the next billable hour, he started McIntyre Elder Law practice because he was interested in being more than just a lawyer. Greg was interested in making a difference in his clients’ lives.