Catastrophic health insurance: filling the long-term care gap : hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, One hundredth Congress, first session, July 2, 1987
United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care
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Page 26 - ... It will not take long at this rate of expenditure to deplete their entire life savings, providing their medical status remains unchanged, and that is not likely to be the case. I have already sold their home where they lived for 51 years to have funds available to cover these costs. I certainly hope something can be done to assist families such as ours who are desperately trying to cope with catastrophic illness within our own limited resources. Since my daughter is an only child and my granddaughter...
Page 9 - I, 1989.) The definition of home health care is refined to include: I) on a physician's prescription, such personal support services as needed on a short term basis to offset problems of limited home support that would otherwise preclude beneficiaries from receiving home health services for which they are eligible; 2) on physician prescription, such short term rehabilitative services as needed on a regular basis to preserve or restore functional capabilities or to prevent further deterioration, including...
Page 100 - The patient has the right to receive from his physician information necessary to give informed consent prior to the start of any procedure and/or treatment.
Page 52 - Despite the heavy Federal commitment to long-term care, a coherent policy on goals and methods has yet to be shaped. Thousands of seniors go without the care they need. Others are in facilities inappropriate to their needs. Perhaps most unfortunate, institutionalization could have been postponed or prevented for thousands of current nursing home residents if viable home health care and supportive services existed.
Page 11 - ... and by increasing research and training in home care quality. THE ISSUE: With the rapid increase in the number of older persons and need for health and support services, the number of homecare providers and proprietary agencies, in particular, have mushroomed over the past two decades with virtually no provisions to ensure the quality of care delivered. Little is known about the quality of care provided in the home, who is providing services, how many people are being served, and what public...
Page 88 - If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may be in need of patient advocacy.
Page 15 - At this time, if there are no objections, I would like to submit the prepared statements of several of my colleagues for the hearing record.
Page 78 - According to a recent report by the Office of Technology Assessment, "the availability of home medical care and related services depends on the state in which a child lives and on his or her medical condition.
Page 12 - Access. Financial access is ensured by making every citizen and resident eligible for "USHealth." Benefits. Beneficiaries are protected from the cost of catastrophic illness. Their financial risk is limited to paying coinsurance as follows: a. up to a maximum $500/person/year, pays 20% of health care and skilled nursing home and home health costs, and b.