Sr Citizen Care

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  1. JTE83

    JTE83 Member

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    How many of you have old parents that can't take care of themself and you have to take care of them or maybe send them to a nursing home? My Dad has Alzheimer's and prostrate cancer, luckily my retired Mom has no health problems but she has to take care of my Dad. We'd be really into serious problems if my mom was a problem too. My Dad, he shits and pees in his diapers or in bed and that is such a nasty problem. We didn't look into nursing homes in America because we heard bad stories about them, and that they milk SR Citizen's money or try to get the house. Well, we're kinda lucky to have relatives in the Phillippines who wil take care of my Dad 24 hrs / 7 day a week for about $1200 a month!

    My neighbor has had nightmares with their blind diabetic dad in a Sr Citizen house. They did not care for him well and didn't feed him well, - but he was overweight. They took him out but I don't know how they care for them now!

    How's it going with your old parents? Are they in Sr Citizen Care / Housing / how is it how much it costs?

    I worry about my old age because I got no one.

    I heard US Sr Citizen houses cost $5000 a month. Is that true? That's robbery! Do they also try to take your house, SSI, and poperty?
     
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  2. kdelong

    kdelong Well-Known Member

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    The average cost of a full care facility is around $160.00 a day, and the average stay is three years! If someone who cannot pay this price needs care, they can get in on Medicare, but their options are very limited concerning the care they recieve. If your father were to be admitted to a care facility under Medicare, your mother would still be able to hold onto the house and a percentage of their communal property, but they would pretty much liquidate your father's wholy owned possessions and his SSI. Probably the worst thing that could happen to your father under Medicare is that they would place him in what ever home in the state had an opening for a Medicare patient, even if it is across the state from where your mother lives. Then, if he was to go into the hospital, when he comes out, he might not be placed back in the same home that he was in. With Alzheimers it probably doesn't make much difference to him but it effect your mother.

    For your care, I suggest that you contact your Insurance Agent and talk to him about Long Term Care Insurance. With all of the Baby Boomers getting closer to the age when they are going to need nursing home care, the availability of care is going to get tight and the prices are going to skyrocket. Very likely Medicare will not be available at all, or even more scaled back than it is now.
     
  3. JTE83

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    Thanks for your reply! I fear old age as I might get Prostrate Cancer like my dad or worse Alzheimer's too! Does this run in families?

    I should look for a wife even if we won't have kids!
     
  4. kdelong

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    Yeah, there is a genetic disposition to Alzheimers and also most cancers. Sorry:(.
     
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    Look on the bright side. If you have no one, then no one can dump you outside a public hospital when you go gaga and have to wear adult diapers.
     
  7. JSWin

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    $1200 a month is not bad to take care of someone. People who don't take care of themselves during their lifetime end up needing all kinds of help. If you are worried about it, take care of yourself. Eat healthy and stay away from the processed poisons.The senior homes are expensive mostly. Depends upon where they are.
    What's amazing today is how long it takes people to realize they need a spouse. Brainwashed society has declined the family unit. Exercise, eating right, and sticking together is the way. Biking and all sorts of exercise will ensure your health. Some of these insurance companies will pay for your gym membership. How nice of them. Too bad they want to take all your money to cover you then they don't want to pay anything when you are old and need it. This is real robbery. The prices of scripts goes sky high and they just sit there denying payment of things. If people can't see the dishonest and shady way that healthcare is going. I don't know what to say.
     
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