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    ALF, ILF, CCRC, SNF: Alphabet soup? Unfortunately, not. Join Elder Care Consultants Pam Foti and Jenny Wagner as they debunk the myths surrounding the complex world of long term care. You will walk away with the knowledge you need in order to navigate the world of senior housing and care. Attend for yourself or someone your love. Date:  Wednesday,  October 16 Time:  9:00 am - 10:00 am Location:   Elm…
Each person is unique. When someone receives a dementia diagnosis that doesn’t change. The care that he or she receives should also be unique and be right for the individual. Join Vesta Senior Network Co-Owners and Elder Care Consultants Pam Foti and Jenny Wagner to get a better understanding of dementia and explore the many types of memory care programs that exist. What care is best for my loved…
This class can help to understand options and create a plan for the future. How can I stay in my home safely? What are my choices and what do they each cost? What kinds of questions should I be asking? How do I communicate my wishes to my family? What should a realistic plan look like? Come learn answers to these questions and many others. Presenters: Pam Foti and Jenny Wagner, Vesta Senior…
ALF, ILF, CCRC, SNF: Alphabet soup? Unfortunately, not. Join Pam Foti and Jenny Wagner, Elder Care Consultants and Co-Owners of Vesta Senior Network, as we decode and debunk the myths surrounding the complex world of long-term care. Walk away with the knowledge you need to navigate the world of senior housing and care. Attend for yourself, or for someone you love. Date:  Tuesday…
What care is best for my loved one? Each person is unique and when someone receives a dementia diagnosis that doesn't change. The care that he or she receives should always be unique and should be right for the individual. Gain a better understanding of dementia and explore the many types of memory care programs that exist. Presenters: Pam Foti and Jenny Wagner, Co-Owners and Elder Care…

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We are very lucky to be Wisconsinites. Wisconsin is ranked 2nd in the nation by US World and News Report as a best place for aging. Wisconsin is highly ranked because 70% of it’s 65-and-older population is able-bodied, and have no cognitive, auditory, ambulatory, or self-care difficulty. Additionally, Wisconsin has excellent healthcare and a good quantity and variety of assisted living communities for those who ultimately require care.  Another important factor is that Wisconsin uses a portion of its federal and state Medicaid budget to pay for assisted living rather than skilled nursing. Although so many Wisconsinites are well for a good, long time, the truth is many of us will ultimately need care at some point in our futures, and it’s no secret that long term care can be expensive.

 

Medicaid or Title XIX is a joint federal and state program that pays for long term care in a nursing home or a skilled nursing environment, as well as healthcare, once a person has exhausted his or her assets. In Wisconsin, we use a part of our Medicaid budget to pay for long term care in an assisted living community when someone outlives his or her assets. We call this program Family Care. Family Care is a smart choice that our leaders and lawmakers first piloted in Milwaukee County in 1999. Since that time, most counties throughout the state of Wisconsin have adopted the program.

 

Why is Family Care a smart program?

First, the cost of being in a skilled nursing home in southeastern Wisconsin…

We are very lucky to be Wisconsinites. Wisconsin is ranked 2nd in the nation by US World and News Report as a best place for aging. Wisconsin is highly ranked because 70% of it’s 65-and-older population is able-bodied, and have no cognitive, auditory, ambulatory, or self-care…

Our Favorite Memories as Elder Care Consultants

 

The life of a caregiver spouse or adult child is riddled with physical and emotional challenges that one can never really plan for. For some, there comes a time when the care needs of a loved one simply can’t be met by family at home. Maybe because we have memories of Granny sitting in…