Private Pay Funding Options for Senior Care

Thursday, April 9, 2015 with Chris Orestis at 2:00 PM ET, 1:00 PM CT, 12:00 PM MT and 11:00 AM PT

Seniors have an overwhelming desire to remain independent, and do not want to become a burden on their family or a ward of the state by entering Medicaid. Unfortunately, the current system to fund long term care has evolved into one that encourages seniors to impoverish themselves and move towards Medicaid as quickly as possible. BUT the costs of long term care are increasing every year and most families do not understand what they will be confronting when it is their time to start paying for care. Too many people wait until they are in the midst of a crisis situation before they start trying to figure out how the world of long term care works. Long term care is a very expensive proposition. Families can go broke trying to provide for a loved one.

Do you know the differences between Medicare and Medicaid, and what you must do to qualify? Do you know the differences between Home Care, Assisted Living and Nursing Home care? Do you know what is and is not covered? Do you know how the VA Aide and Attendance Benefit, Reverse Mortgages, and Long Term Care Insurance works and if you qualify? Also, did you know that a life insurance policy can be converted into a Long Term Care Benefit Plan to pay for Assisted Living, Home Care and all other forms of long term care?

There are a number of options available today to families who are looking for funding solutions to help them remain private pay and choose the form and location of care that they want. Certified Senior Care Advisors should be knowledgeable of a variety of financial tools such as:

– Veteran’s Aide & Attendance
– Long Term Care Insurance and Annuities
– Reverse Mortgages
– Senior Living Loans
– Long Term Care Benefit Plans

Learn the mechanics of these various financial tools, review real case studies, learn about mandatory disclosure laws being introduced across the country, and will learn how to add these options to your practice to help families pay for Senior Care supports and services.

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Navigating the VA Healthcare System

Thursday, May 21, 2015 with Carilyn Ellis at 2:00 PM ET, 1:00 PM CT, 12:00 PM MT and 11:00 AM PT

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, there are about 22 million Veterans in the United States, roughly 7% of the total population. It is inevitable that you will work with Veterans as professionals who work with aging populations. It is important to know the benefits available to Veterans, and more importantly the process of accessing those benefits. This webinar will focus on the process of enrollment and engaging the supportive healthcare benefits available through the VA (including caregiver support, respite, in home health etc). We will also touch on compensation and pension, loans and the many other support options available to Veterans. This presentation will give you practical steps to help you understand, direct and walk alongside your Veterans who are seeking healthcare and additional benefits through the VA.

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