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Residential Elderly Care

The costs for residential elderly care have been growing steadily higher. Spending on Medicare benefits accounted for 21 percent of the nation’s total health care spending in 2010. With baby boomers retiring, and Medicare benefits changing, this percentage is expected to grow in the future. Americans spend approximately $140 billion on long-term care in the U.S., most of it on the elderly, and Medicaid picks up almost half of the cost. Even among large private firms, health care costs for older people have taken their toll with only one-third offering health benefits to their retirees today, compared with two-thirds of company’s over twenty years ago!

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Elderly Care Services

As a caregiver considering all the available elderly care services, you may find that the regular visits to the family doctor aren’t providing the answers you feel you need, and you may be considering a new visit to a geriatrician.  Though you’re probably already balancing different doctors, specialists and medications, you may feel that adding another doctor to the mix will only complicate matters, the opposite is true. When many factors are involved in your aging mom or dad’s care, a geriatrician, or a geriatric care specialist, can be very helpful, as a trained geriatrician can coordinate the work of specialists and other healthcare providers such as social workers, nurses, and even home health aides.

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