LTC Costs Elevating

Wichita, KS: August 9, 2016

According to Modern Healthcare, long-term care costs rose yet again this year. The only adult care cost that fell was adult day care. This is leaving the average family in a tight spot without any cheaper options, especially those without long-term care insurance. For families in this situation not even Medicare can provide as a solution.

“Medicare doesn’t cover long-term stays, so a large swath of people who need that coverage wind up spending down their assets until they qualify for the government’s health insurance program for the poor, Medicaid.” – Associated Press

With this being said there is no cheaper option without long-term care insurance. Greg Crist, a spokesman for the American Health Care Association, stated that nursing home costs are on the rise because the residents arriving are in chronic conditions.

The challenge of a patient with a chronic condition can be a daunting feet for a facility requiring more medical attention and time, driving up the price of long-term care. The All-Call® Nurse Call System alerts the resident’s assigned staff immediately from anywhere in the facility while complying with the current HIPPA regulations. The system was created to enhance the communication between residents and staff providing a less costly, more efficient facility.

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Long-term care costs continue to rise