Skilled nursing facility care – What are the requirements?

March 26th, 2014 (No Comments)

My mother is unable to walk without assistance by wheelchair or walker, cannot bathe on her own, has lower body assist, has dementia and fear of falling, and is on diapers, but the facility says she is highly functional. What are her chances of getting into a skilled nursing facility?

Don’t Suffer Seasonal Affective Disorder, aka Winter Blues

December 20th, 2013 (No Comments)

The winter season means a time of sadness for an increasing number of people who suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year, usually starting in the fall and continuing through the winter months.

Question about Medigap and Medicare

November 29th, 2013 (No Comments)

We recently received a question about Medigap and Medicare coverage. Question: I have chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. I have to get IVIGs of gamunex-C. I have a nurse who comes in and gives me the IVIG which takes 6 hours. I am not house ridden, so is this covered by home health care?  It is very […]