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NEWSLETTER || News & Events

May 2019

COYLE & WYTYCHAK

ELDER LAW NEWS

 

May 2019, Volume 2, Issue 17

 

WHAT IS GOING ON?

PARKING UPDATE- There are now tenants in the long- abandoned property to the East of us on

Garden, and they have asked us to request that our clients not park in that parking lot. We have plenty

of street parking and you can always use our driveway as long as it is not already occupied.

NEW CREDIT CARD PROCEDURE- We now accept credit cards through our website,

www.CWELP.com! Click on the “Payments” tab on the home page to be directed to the LawPay

website.

Living with Alzheimer’s, Early Stage Planning is an upcoming 3 part series from 2 to 4 pm on April 30,

May 7, and May 14, 2019 at the Hayden Library. Contact the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-

3900 for more information.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers, a 6 week long class for family caregivers presented by the Alzheimer’s

Association will begin on May 2, 2019 and run through June 6, 2019. For more information or to

register, call (208) 666-2996.

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events in the senior community. Search for Coyle & Wytychak Elder Law. Share our page with your

friends and family so they can also take advantage of the informative articles and information!

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only robs today of its joy.”

 

- Leo Buscaglia

 

THE LONG TERM CARE “UMBRELLA”

– BY KATE COYLE

“Long-term care” is a term that is often thrown around by medical or health care professionals, but what

does it really mean? In fact, “long-term care” is an umbrella term that can refer to many different levels

of care throughout the health spectrum. I hope that this article may help you in determining what level of

care is necessary for you or your loved one should it become necessary.

In- Home Care. In- home care is a growing industry which offers everything from companionship and

errand-running provided by non-medical staff to care provided by a Registered Nurse or even a physician.

This type of care could entail just a few hours per week, 24 hours per day, or anywhere in between. Many

 

seniors are attracted to this option as they desire to remain in their homes. Additionally, when the hands-

on time with the caregiver is limited, this is, under some circumstances, the least expensive option.

Independent Senior Living. An independent living facility is a facility which provides apartments for

residents over a certain age. These communities sometimes provide meals and limited cleaning and

laundry services, but are generally designed for seniors who do not need assistance with most activities of

daily living. Also, seniors have the benefit of increased social activities compared to remaining in the

home.

Assisted Living. An assisted living facility (ALF) is a facility which provides supervision and support for

residents who need assistance with activities of daily living (such as bathing, transfers, medication

management, etc…). Many assisted living facilities are providing memory care as well to patients suffering

from dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, or other cognitive issues.

Skilled Nursing. Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are facilities which build upon the services provided in

ALFs, but add a medical component. Laws require skilled nursing facilities to have a physician or

registered nurse on staff, and they provide therapies such as speech, occupational, and rehabilitative to its

patients. After hospitalization, many hospitals send patients to skilled nursing facilities for rehabilitation

and recovery services.

Long-term Acute Care Hospital. A Long- Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) is a hospital specializing in

treating patients requiring extended hospitalization. Many LTACHs treat chronically ill patients needing

services such as ventilators, wound care, and infection monitoring.

As always, Coyle & Wytychak Elder Law is here to help you navigate these choices!

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