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Help me navigate a potentially depressing Thanksgiving

A parent fell ill 5 months ago following complications from surgery. My friend was just killed in an accident. Three days after the funeral was the election. The day after the election I found out this parent may not walk on their own again and may need to be in long-term care indefinitely. My Thanksgiving visit will be spent planning next steps for the parent. I have more emotions than I can process right now. [more inside]
posted by good lorneing on Nov 15, 2016 - 13 answers

How to coordinate medicare and long term care insurance

My great aunt is in a nursing home for rehab due to a broken hip. She has dementia and the nursing home says they have to discharge her because she's not making progress. I have no idea what to do next. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2016 - 13 answers

Who might learn from my parents’ medial insurance woes?

I’m wondering if there’s any academic or research value in the papers my mom kept, documenting her struggles to get a long-term care insurance provider to honour their contract. [more inside]
posted by Banknote of the year on Nov 21, 2014 - 8 answers

FInding a good adviser for life insurance / long term care issues

My spouse is about 50 yo and encountering some health issues (autoimmune and others). We're about 13 years through a 20-year life insurance term, after which the renewal premiums would skyrocket even for good health. We also have about 3 years of long term care benefits through her workplace. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2014 - 5 answers

My father can't take care of himself. Who can?

What resources for long-term mental health care exist in New Mexico? How do they happen? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Should my mother buy long term care insurance?

My 70-year old mother is trying to decide whether to buy long term care insurance. The premiums are high (>$4000 per year, for max three years of benefits) and she's trying to weigh the risk of running out of cash too young if she coughs up the premiums, versus the risk of self-insuring. Can anyone offer advice? [more inside]
posted by copacetic on May 14, 2012 - 5 answers

What to look for in choosing LTC for a parent?

What should I look for in choosing long term care and/or hospice facilities for my mom? Subquestion--anyone know of good ones on the SW Burbs of Chicago? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Jan 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Liquidating Grandma Holdings

My wife and I need to turn my Mother-in-Law's estate into cash to fund her long term Alzheimer's care. Should I plan to call one of those estate sale companies or are there better options (an ebay seller service, maybe)? What should I know ahead of time and what scams should I watch out for? What is fair to pay for a fee or percentage? And any recommendations for the Houston area? [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Jul 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Long term care insurance - worth it?

Calling all insurance pros: Is it worth keeping my long term care insurance? [more inside]
posted by beagle on Jun 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Dad needs help paying the bills

Health insurance options for 65-year-old diabetic in Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by Koko on May 1, 2008 - 5 answers

He's a good man who deserves good care

Looking for good/bad experiences with specific nursing homes in Chicago area. [more inside]
posted by davejay on Jul 3, 2007 - 2 answers

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