When it comes to Senior Health Care, it’s a jungle out there. It looks like a maze. There are so many different trees in the forest of senior health care, option after option after option.
That is a very good thing when it comes to caring for seniors to have so many options, however it creates a big problem for both seniors and their children because when people think about what to do when they get sick they think the options are limited to about four options that they have.
The first thing is go see a doctor or their family doctor. From there the next step is going to the hospital. Most people aren’t even aware there are two different types of hospitals one can be admitted into. From there the general public are not aware of the wide range of other facilities one can recover in because the most widely known facility is the nursing home. After the nursing home there is the funeral home.
In reality it is a lot more complicated than that and here is a basic flow chart of the available senior healthcare services that does not include all the possible options for a senior and yet it can give you a pretty good idea of your options. To understand more what each item is and how it benefits seniors please read Silver Senior Alert.
Senior Health Care Services Flow Chart
While this does not cover everything as there are specialties in many of the areas listed in the flow chart such as companies that are set up to help you make sense out of the different options. There are even companies that help veterans to get government benefits to cover the cost of the care. And less not forget the Long Term Care Insurance aspect of the big picture.
Finances is a big concern for seniors as the number one concern for seniors is “Am I going to outlive my money?”