Home Health Compare Tools For Medicare Beneficiaries– “”

At the White House Conference on Aging in 2015 the following statistics were presented: there were 44.7 million Americans 65 and over and 6 million aged 85 and over in 2013. Also noted was that in 2013, there were 75.9 million baby boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) accounting for almost one-quarter of the population, per U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates. Baby boomers began turning 65 years old in 2011. The White House conference on Aging paper also noted that between 1980 and 2013, the centenarian population more than doubled from 32,194 in 1980 to 67,347 in 2013, per U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates.

Long Term Care Final Rule – October 4, 2016 Federal Register– “”

Did you read some of the preamble in the Federal Register, which included comments from the public, and the long term care community and other stakeholders, as well as Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS)’s response? I downloaded the 185-page Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 192/ Tuesday, October 4, 2016 / Rules and Regulations. It is interesting to read the comments and CMS responses.

Seniors and Consumers of Long Term Care – How to Access Information on Long Term Care:– “Home Health Compare”

Do you know that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has a wealth or I can say a ton of information on their website ( to help consumers know about different aspects of the post-acute and long term healthcare delivery system in the U.S.? This includes skilled home health care, skilled nursing care, nursing care (nursing home care).

Do you know that the Administration on Aging (AOA) also has very useful information on Planning for Long Term Care their website ( about long term care? I am sure that as a consumer, you have a sense of what you want, you have a sense of what you need, and you have a sense of what questions you want answered; so how do you navigate the system(s) to get the right information to meet your specific needs at a point in time? READ MORE

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