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Friday, March 14, 2014

Trend Towards Avoiding Nursing Home Care

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Reports show that an increasing amount of baby boomers are choosing in-home medical care over nursing home services.

The number of Americans over age 65 living in nursing homes has dropped 2% from 1990 to 2010.  In-home medical care can offer more comfort for seniors and their families, but also can cost much more than a nursing home.  A few ways seniors can manage in-home healthcare costs include Medicaid’s Community Alternatives Program, Money Follows the Person, Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, and Veterans Benefits.

See Gregory Herman-Giddens, Elder Care Trend: Avoiding Nursing Home Care, North Carolina Estate Planning Blog, Feb. 14, 2014.

Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (Professional Legal Marketing (PLM, Inc.)) for bringing this article to my attention.

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