|Are You Prepared for What You’ll Find When You Visit Your Parents this Holiday Season?|
|News Releases - Health, Medicine & Nutrition|
|Written by Ginny Grimsley|
|Tuesday, 26 November 2013 13:24|
The holidays and their aftermath are the busiest time of year for long-term care admissions, says expert Chris Orestis.
“Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, families get together and many are seeing Mom and/or Dad for the first time in months,” says Orestis, senior health-care advocate and CEO of Life Care Funding, (www.lifecarefunding.com).
“Some will discover that their parent’s health has declined and he or she should not be left to live on their own any longer.”
Warning signs that your parent may need to be evaluated for in-home nursing assistance, or a move to a more supportive setting, include:
“Most families are not prepared for this, they don’t have a plan or resources, so the situation becomes traumatic and heart-breaking for everyone,” Orestis says. “It doesn’t have to be that way. Every family should be talking about this now and exploring options.”
He offers these tips to help families better plan:
About Chris Orestis
Chris Orestis, nationally known senior health-care advocate and expert is CEO of Life Care Funding, which created the model for converting life insurance policies into protected Long-Term Care Benefit funds. His company has been providing care benefits to policy holders since 2007. A former life insurance industry lobbyist with a background in long-term care issues, he created the model to provide an option for middle-class people who are not wealthy enough to pay for long-term care, and not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid.
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