Medicare, Medicaid and Long-Term Care: Your Questions Answered

A senior woman and a healthcare professional have a pleasant conversation in a senior living setting

Long-term care costs the federal programs do and don’t pay for [Photo credit: Adobe Stock]

By Richard Eisenberg for Next Avenue

Next Avenue recently asked readers to send us their questions about Medicare, Medicaid and long-term care coverage. The most popular ones:

  • What is offered by Medicare and Medicaid for long-term care?
  • If my assets are too high, should I forget about Medicaid?
  • Why does Medicare coverage only pay for skilled care?

Today, we’ll answer those questions.

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Manor of the Plains honored for achievements

Jerry Korbe, executive director of Manor of the Plains, with Bruce Shogren (left), president and CEO of PMMA, and Bill Taylor (right), COO of PMMA

Manor of the Plains received a certificate of recognition from Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America for reaching goals in fiscal year 2017, covering the months of July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.

The recognition came through READ MORE

Why Doctors Shouldn’t Treat All Older People the Same

Doctor meets with senior man in a medical office.

A New York Times op-ed makes the case for recognizing ‘oldhood’ in health care. Photo credit: Adobe Stock

By Grace Birnstengel for Next Avenue

Health care systems have very distinct doctors and procedures for treating children vs. adults — but the division often stops there. People ages 65 and older are largely lumped into the category of geriatric, without READ MORE

Making spirits bright

Alverna Cantrell gives local middle school students pointers on decorating a Christmas tree.

Even before Alverna Cantrell moved to Manor of the Plains, residents have been enjoying her expert touch with our celebrated Christmas decorations. 

Alverna owned Humble Flowers in Dodge City for many years. The store helped many local organizations READ MORE

Can Technology Predict Falls in Older Adults?

Man has fallen on a public sidewalk.

Fascinating new research sheds light on the precursors to potentially deadly spills. Photo credit: Adobe Stock

By Randy Rieland for Next Avenue

The prospect of aging can conjure up a multitude of horrors — a mind stolen by dementia, a body debilitated by illness, a soul crushed by social isolation. For most, fear of falling would be well down the list.

But READ MORE