In this episode of "Senior Care Confidential," the hosts discuss challenges and solutions in healthcare and senior care. The focus is on long-term care insurance policies, with guest Eric vanGoetham from Amada Senior Care providing insights. The discussion covers various topics, including who pays for caregiver services, common questions from clients about long-term care insurance, elimination periods, types of policies (reimbursement vs. indemnity), and the restoration of benefits. They emphasize the importance of understanding policy details before needing to use them and mention the complexity and changes in policies over time. Eric vanGoetham offers assistance in reviewing long-term care insurance policies for free and encourages proactive understanding of these policies.
In this podcast episode of "Senior Care Confidential," the host discusses challenges and opportunities in healthcare and senior care. The focus is on Veterans Administration (VA) benefits, particularly the Aid and Attendance pension and the Community Care Network (CCN) benefits.The host, Bryan, is joined by Eric vanGoethem from Amada Senior Care to shed light on VA benefits. The Aid and Attendance pension is a valuable benefit for wartime-era veterans and their surviving spouses. However, only 25% of those who qualify apply for it due to complex application processes and lack of awareness.Eric introduces the CCN benefits, which include home health aide, homemaker, and respite benefits. Unlike the Aid and Attendance pension, the CCN benefits involve a simpler application process, starting with VA healthcare approval, seeing a VA primary care physician, and having a case manager determine the hours needed for care. The VA pays approved agencies directly for the caregiving services.Eric emphasizes the need for awareness and encourages veterans and their families to explore these benefits. He mentions initiatives like Community Veteran Engagement Boards (CVEBs) and Veteran Community Partnerships (VCPs) designed to connect community organizations with the VA. Listeners are urged to reach out to Eric for more information and access to resources, including a comparison document detailing CCN benefits versus Aid and Attendance pension. The podcast aims to educate seniors, veterans, and their families about available support services.
Long-Term Care Insurance & VA Benefits 101Eric vonGoethem with Amada Senior Care Dallas shares his expertise on Long-Term Care Insurance & VA Benefits with us. Eric brings 15 years of healthcare experience ranging from the operating room, to healthcare administration, to post acute in-home care. During his time as a senior care advocate and the Owner of Amada Senior Care, Eric has helped hundreds of families navigate the long-term care insurance claims and VA Aid and Attendance qualification processes. PurposeThe purpose of this educational activity is to increase the knowledge of the professional on Long-Term Care Insurance and VA Benefits on benefits available, qualifications and how to access/apply for benefits they qualify for; to improve quality of care and end of life experience for aging adults.ObjectivesThe participant will be able to: Demonstrate education Long-term care (LTC) insurance policy structure to assist patients to understand what benefits they qualify Discuss what to instruct patients to do who have LTC policies so they can access those benefits. Describe the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit qualifications and application process so as to educate veterans to better access benefits.
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