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Long Term Care Facilities

source: Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
languages: English
from the web page: "...Skilled Nursing Facility means a facility where medical care, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation or related services and associated treatment are provided for a period of more than 24 consecutive hours to persons residing at such facility who are ill, injured or disabled..."
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Nebraska's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
languages: English
from the web page: "...The Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program was established under federal mandate through the Older Americans’ Act. A LTC Ombudsman is an advocate for the rights and well being of nursing home and assisted-living facility residents..."

2 pages; languages: English
from the brochure: "Make copies of this checklist and take it with you when visiting a prospective nursing home. Some of the listed items suggest questions to ask of staff, while others are based on your observations....."

Surrogate Decision Making In Nebraska
35 pages; languages: English
from the brochure: "This booklet is designed to assist those who work with the elderly and people with disabilities in determining what options might be best in situations in which surrogate decision making might be necessary. It covers such topics as payeeships, fi duciaries, advance directives, conservatorship, and guardianship..."

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Nebraska Home and Community-Based Care Survey

source: AARP
languages: English
from the web page: "...the vast majority of AARP members in Nebraska say they would prefer to live at home with paid help or in an assisted living facility. Specifically, this survey found that... ..."

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Nebraska's Long-Term Care Savings Plan Quick Facts

source: the good life, longer
languages: English
from the web page: "Eligible participants: Any Nebraska citizen... How much can be saved: Up to $165,000 per person for the life of the account, adjusted for inflation... Type of account: ..."

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Long-Term Care

source: Answers4Famlies
languages: English
from the web site: "Do you know that 60% of Nebraskans, age 65 and older, will eventually have long-term care needs and require assistance? Do you know that long-term care can cost between $20,000- $100,000 per year? Do you know that Medicare only covers a very limited amount of long-term care costs and that Medicaid generally covers long-term care only for those individuals who have exhausted their financial resources?..."
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Talking with Family
languages: English
from the web site: "A recent report (2005) by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP estimates that 21% of adults age 18 and older are providing unpaid care to another adult age 18 and older. The report states that the majority of these caregivers are female and that they are working full or part-time while providing an average of 21 hours per week of care. If your plan for the future involves reliance on family members to provide a portion of your care or to assist you in remaining as independent as possible, it is wise to begin a discussion with your family now..."

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