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The excerpt below is from a letter to the CALA Board Members.  It is just one example of how CALA is working for the Assisted Living community.  Please note the valuable links below and share as needed.

Board Members,

Here is my update on the ALR Billing meeting that we had with HCPF yesterday........

Every ALR in attendance and on the phone had an opportunity to share their problems with processing claims and reimbursement issues with the HCPF staff.  I got the impression that they did not know the severity of the problem. They were very professional and made the commitment to work with us on the problems we shared with them.

Shown below are two links that the department sent over to me this morning. These links will help people with any of their problems.

Corky Kyle, MPA, CAE


https://www.colorado.gov/hcpf/provider-resources

https://www.colorado.gov/hcpf/known-issues


Having proper information about the best elderly care provider is very important. This is especially good for people who are thinking of choosing home care services or assisted home for their loved ones. Some senior ones will choose to stay put in their homes than living in assisted living housing. In order to make a wise choice, it is good to conduct research on the home caregiver who will provide the services while coming to home at the time scheduled.

If individuals have decided to pick home caregivers instead of assisted living housing, there are some points to ponder on before conducting research. It is good to check out services which elderly one will really require. It is better to seek an advice from physician to assist in assessing what loved one needs specially and the care obligations. Individuals can get the names of different providers and evaluate their services. There are different questions to ask to care providers in order to ascertain their readiness to provide the care needed for elderly ones. The things to know includes:- the duration of time the provider has being operating care services, provision of medical care for patients evaluation, supervision of the care provision, involvement of family members of the elderly one in the provision of home care, the charge for the services to be rendered, procedures for emergency cases etc.

Individuals desired their senior ones to have their independence to do things those they love and enjoy as much as possible and be relaxed in their homes. Home care is another option to assisted living housing and is becoming increasingly popular by the day. This is probably because it permits them to stay put in the security and coziness of their house and lighten care-providing obligations from close family members. Most times, the elderly ones need assistance with chores that can be waved off like driving, cleaning their environment and even taking their bath. With availability of home caregivers, such chores can be taken care of. Home care providers are available for part-time or comprehensive time services as the needs demands.

One important fact to remember is that home care givers are not in the position to render medical care services, they only renders home care services. There are people who can do that and they are known as home health care givers. They are trained as nurses and therapy help providers.

As people grow older, they will definitely need help. Assisted living housing allows them to live self-supported life throughout their lifetime. It is good to have assisted home care as another option to assisted living housing. However, the elderly ones may not need care for a whole day; they are able to live longer with home care providers. The choice to employ the services of a home caregiver may be sensitive and difficult, but it is all in the interest of the loved ones concerned.

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