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Each person is unique. When they receive a dementia diagnosis that doesn't change. Their care should also be unique and fit them as an individual. Join Vesta to gain a better understanding of dementia and explore the many types of memory care programs that exist. What care is best for my loved one? Presented by Pam Foti and Jenny Wagner, Elder Care Consultants and Co-owners of Vesta Senior Network. Date:  Tuesday, November 19, 2019…

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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…