Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 9:00am
On Wednesday, September 7 at 8:00am Gary Deuling will share his experiences in the last ten years of being his parent's medical, legal represent, learning and dealing with many agencies and life situations along the way. In many cases the experiences could have been easier, better and more beneficial for his parents and whole family. In speaking with people over the years Gary has found that many have no idea of the costs, rules and the impact they have on families, for example: • The cost of private pay in local nursing homes is over $7,500/month and everyone is considered private pay unless you plan ahead. • If you wind up in a wheelchair as a result of a fall and you don't have easy access to your home you can't be released from the hospital. • Medicare will pay up to 100 days of rehab if you meet rehab improvement standards. • Without an appointed medical power of attorney hospitals cannot allow treatment if you are unable to speak for yourself. There is good news in all of these situations and Gary would like to share his recommendations with us.