Oct 31, 2011

The Depreciation of Care at Home

Paid home and community-based services tend to be more cost-effective than nursing homes, partly because they can help organize and enable support from family members and friends.

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The Depreciation of Care at Home
Nancy Folbre
At the next birthday party for your grandparents or yourselves, consider what the following public policies all have in common:

Medicare pays for many expensive medical procedures that don’t significantly prolong life, but does not cover the costs of custodial care for patients with diseases that can’t be medically treated, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.

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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room