Do You Know the Difference between Medicaid and Medicare?

Deb Bakalich Elder Care, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Open Enrollment, Senior Living Options

Medicaid is a joint state and federal program designed to assist Americans with low income and assets. Each state has different rules about Medicaid eligibility, but the basic goal is to provide financial assistance for those individuals who may have difficulty affording a sufficient medical plan that covers their needs. Medicaid is available to cover some long-term care costs such as nursing home care or in-home …

Elderly Care During the Holidays

Deb Bakalich Elder Care, Protecting Seniors

Help Combat Holiday Loneliness for Elders The holidays are approaching rapidly, and with them we anticipate feelings of joy, gratitude and time spent with family and friends. Unfortunately, for an alarmingly large number of Americans, the holidays may also signal a time of loneliness and despair. While loneliness can affect anyone, the elderly among us are particularly susceptible this time of year.¬†Elderly Care during Holidays is …