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Join Elder Care Consultants Pam Foti and Jenny Wagner from Vesta Senior Network as they help you to understand your options and create your care 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 and bring your own personal questions with you to this presentation.
ALF, ILF, CCRC, SNF: Alphabet soup? Unfortunately, not. Join Elder Care Consultants and Vesta Senior Network Co-Owners Pam Foti and Jenny Wagner 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,…
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…

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Does my loved one need a nursing home?

 

Frequently families are counseled by doctors or nurses regarding the status of their loved one as they are recovering from a stroke, a fall or an accident, or generalized weakness because they aren’t able to take care of themselves. The doctor or nurse will state that their loved one requires 24/7 care, or care in a nursing home. Today, in the state of Wisconsin, very few people actually NEED the care provided in a nursing home, also called a skilled nursing facility. Today we can rely on the Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF). CBRF is the higher licensure for assisted living in the state of Wisconsin that provides unlimited hours of personal care and up to 3 hours of nursing care per week. 

 

Medicare payment practices affects course of treatment

 

As the landscape of healthcare changes and our population ages, Medicare has changed the way care is provided to our elders. Once upon a time, treatments such as an IV antibiotic or wound care would have only been provided in a hospital setting. Now, the hospital stay for Medicare recipients has been shortened, in most cases, and people are in the hospital long enough for a diagnosis and plan of treatment to be identified. Following the shortened hospital stay,…

Does my loved one need a nursing home?

 

Frequently families are counseled by doctors or nurses regarding the status of their loved one as they are recovering from…

Elder care options: senior living, independent living, assisted living, and nursing home options for our loved ones have changed dramatically in the last 20 years. As we have started living longer, an entire housing and senior care industry has blossomed working to address the…

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…