Mom & Dad Care

Jerry Large
Seattle Times staff columnist

It seems to be the norm that older Americans and their families have to struggle to pay for care and housing. Planning for one’s old age is a good idea.

Evelyn Nappa is nearly 93, an Alzheimer’s patient who relies on a wheelchair to get around.

Lately her biggest challenge hasn’t been physical or mental, but monetary.

What’s problematic is continuing to have a pleasant place to live and be cared for.

It seems to be the norm that older Americans and their families have to struggle with care and housing.

Nappa’s daughter, Roslyn Duffy, sent me an email saying her mother had run out of money and turned to Medicaid to pay for her care, and that will mean moving out of a facility that no longer accepts Medicaid clients.

Medicaid doesn’t pay as much as some facilities charge private clients. Like most…

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Posted on March 10, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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