Family members of all kinds have fought over money matters since time immemorial, but it may be worse for cash-strapped caregiving families. The costs of caregiving activities, including hiring aides, buying supplie, and covering medical and pharmacy copays, negatively affect family caregivers’ pocketbooks and morale.
As we age and our health concerns increase, we often need some help with formerly easy tasks, like shopping or bathing. Many families turn to assisted living facilities to support and care for older relatives.
Assisted living communities and other healthcare settings cited for previous COVID-19 safety violations are facing additional pandemic-related scrutiny from the federal government.
White House officials on Monday outlined more than 20 separate actions, many of them sought by advocates and opposed by the industry.
For some, retirement means ‘where will we play today’s round of golf?’ For others, it could mean, ‘do I pay for my meds or my rent?’ In either case, a few concerns touch every retiree. The topic of long-term care is one of them, at least subconsciously. The question that causes more than a few sleepless nights is, ‘What happens when I can’t take care of myself anymore?’