05- Dec2016
Posted By: Tony Fischer

Four Reasons To Get A Senior Care Plan

A Senior Care Plan Can Provide Stability in Times of Change

Soon after the dust settled on the 2016 election season it became clear that our healthcare system is going to undergo a massive change again.  President-Elect Donald Trump and the Republican controlled congress are promising Medicare reform in attempt to control the ever-growing cost of healthcare. Any change in insurance reimbursement will likely trigger a change in how the healthcare system works for patients.

Government insurance programs aren’t the only ones that are scheduled for an overhaul.  The Veterans Aide and Attendence Benefit will likely impose the three-year look back period they have been promising.  The exact reforms are unclear but whether or not the changes are swift or incremental, it is clear the American healthcare system and the way it is funded is due for another big change.

Long-Term Care is Inevitable

Seniors today are looking for ways to get the type of health care that will allow them to stay at home and age in place. That is compelling companies to develop more innovative services to help meet the unique needs of today’s seniors.

As American’s live to be older it is an inevitability that they will use the long-term care system.  In fact one could say that long-term care will join the other two inevitabilities in life; death and taxes.

Hundreds of Senior Care Options

There are literally hundreds of senior healthcare options to choose from and no clear way to tell which one will provide good service.  Let’s take home care for example.  There are at least three types of home care. Some are reimbursed by insurance and others through private pay.  On top of that individual services may or may not be covered by insurance.

SeniorCareSherpa.com has solved that problem with our Sherpa Certified program.  Our Sherpa Certified providers have been screened and vetted so be can ensure they are free of fraud.  We also evaluate each company to determine whether it follows industry best practices. That is why we have an exclusive list of providers for each market we serve.  We don’t have every provider on our list but we do have the best.

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Senior Care Planning Is Vital

An elder-centered senior care plan is a sure way to address the inevitable cost of senior care.  It addresses each elder’s unique health care, financial and environmental needs and adjusts as conditions change. A solid senior care plan can control the cost of healthcare with a thorough understanding of the senior healthcare system.

At SeniorCareSherpa.com our Aging Transition Managers will help you develop a plan and stay with you through every step of your senior care journey.  Packages with SeniorCareSherpa.com include the intervention of a nurse who can make visits to set-up and maintain your senior care plan.  They will also do “well-checks” to make sure the senior care plan is working.  If it is not working we can help you can the plan.

Much More than Health Care

An effective senior care plan is developed in a vacuum. It must include all members of the senior’s support system to make it work.  We look at every barrier a senior has to aging in place and develop a strategy for overcoming that.  That is why we have Sherpa Certified providers who have expertise in Elder Law, Finance and benefits.  If there is a problem we have access to the person who can solve it.

A Complete Senior Care Solution

At SeniorCareSherpa.com we strive to be the complete senior care solutions for seniors and their families.  Our unique way of approaching the challenges presented by aging has helped seniors and their families all over the country.  Let us help you develop a plan that will help you age in place at home.

Tony Fischer

As an advocate for elders and their families, Tony has experience in the entire healthcare continuum. He has worked in hospitals, nursing homes, home care, hospice, and non-profits.

His vast and unique experience led him to become a consultant that helps clients navigate the senior healthcare system. Tony also works hand and hand with healthcare providers to improve and streamline customer service.