Collaboration and How Medicaid & V.A. benefits can assist with Long-Term Care
- Provisioning the Caregivers: Caregivers who are armed with good information on how to locate, maintain and finance long-term care are more successful in achieving a higher quality of life for their loved ones.
- Multidisciplinary Action: No one professional can develop the caregiving battle plan. A collaboration of professionals is necessary but traditional referral relationships are not good enough.
- Why traditional referral relationships break down.
- True collaboration among professionals is achieved through institutionalized information-sharing, cross-disciplinary education and by developing true partnering opportunities with other professionals who can fill in the gaps.
- Speaking the language of collaboration in elder care.
- Understanding long-term care financing as a core caregiving challenge.
- Why new (very new) Medicaid laws and rules create more challenges for caregivers but opportunities for professionals to bring value and peace of mind.
- How elder care facilities, social service agencies, elder law attorneys and caregiving experts can provide collaborative information-based services regarding long-term care financing.
- Money buys care. Answering the finance question leads to answers for placement, peace of mind, quality of care and quality of life.