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Parenting Your Parents: How to Navigate the Healthcare System

Posted by Bobby Stephenson

Jan 29, 2019 8:30:00 AM

Parenting Your ParentsFor those with loved ones who are getting older, healthcare needs tend to increase later in life. With that shift, it can also be difficult to understand and navigate the healthcare system when the time comes.

Contact Rehab Select today for expert advice on caring for an aging family  member.

From understanding whether or not your relative is eligible for a certain healthcare setting to knowing what to expect when it comes to making decisions on behalf of a parent or loved one, there are many unknowns.

It was for this reason that Rehab Select hosted its first annual Parenting Your Parents event last year to help families navigate the complex healthcare system, not only to share resources and tools, but also answer questions. After receiving positive feedback after last year's event, we decided to host the event again this year. Take a look at a couple of photos from last year's event below.

Parenting Parents 2018

Parenting Parents 2018 2

On Saturday, February 23rd from 8:00am to 2:00pm, we’ll host a panel at Shelby Ridge, Rehab Select to share everything you need to know regarding levels of care, including outpatient, inpatient, and skilled nursing, as well as answer any questions you have. This event is free, open to the public, and will also include a complimentary lunch.

Our diverse panel will include:

  • Hospital Providers
  • Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Elder Law Attorneys
  • Resource Centers

Some topics we’ll cover throughout the day:

  • How to know if someone qualifies for a certain level of care
  • Resources available for the community, such as M4A
  • How Medicare impacts inpatient versus outpatient
  • The role of chronic readmissions in the healthcare system
  • How families can ensure their loved ones are protecting their assets
  • Options when a loved one is in the hospital
  • Where families can find care outside of the emergency room
  • Questions to ask for hospitalized home care vs. hospital
  • Skilled nursing facility versus a sitter coming into the home
  • The difference in care between home health and hospice 

Come prepared with questions and ready to learn – click the link below to RSVP for the event, no later than February 15, 2019.

RSVP for Parenting Your Parents

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Topics: Aging Patient Healthcare