Long Term Care

When we first heard that my dad was terminally ill we began making arrangements for his care. My mom said she wasn’t able to take care of dad at home; it was just too much for her to handle. She is 5 foot and weighs 95 pounds. My mom thought the best choice for them was to look into Long Term Care (LTC), since they have Medicare and Tricare for life.  When she told me what she wanted to do, I was sure Medicare and Tricare for life did not cover LTC.  We made an appointment with the hospital administrator to go over some of our options for my dad’s care. I thought my mom was going to have a heart attack when she was told that Medicare and Tricare for Life did not cover for LTC.  She was a surprised to hear how costly LTC had become.  Tricare LTC. We also looked into Hospice Care since my dad was terminally ill. Tricare Hospice.  Everyone’s situation is different; you will have to make a choice what’s best for you and your family. Medicare/Medicaid Services. You can look in to Medicare Long term Care Medicare LTC but there are a lot of variables to consider. Here is a great site so you can make an informed decision, National Care Planning Council. Another option you can look into is Veteran’s long term care, Long Term Care Benefits. Really all this information is just the tip of the iceberg. Please continue to look into all your concerns and questions. Our country is trying to do their best to help our veterans, but it’s up to us to help ourselves.