Caregivers United Event Planned for June in San Angelo

Caregivers United Event Planned for June in San Angelo

A Caregivers United event in San Angelo Texas planned for mid-June aims to help Texans better understand the issues surrounding long term care and caregivers in the industry.

Event Details

The event is being held by the Area Agency on Aging and will take place at 11:45 a.m. June 13 at the Concho Valley Council of Governments Training Center. The Training Center is located at 2801 W. Loop 306.

Event seating is limited to 40. To RSVP, call 3252235704 or visit cvcog.org/cvcog/aaa_caregivers_united_reg.php

Topics of Discussion

Brittany Schroeder, Better Living for Texans …

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Memory Care Facility Opens in Austin

Memory Care Facility Opens in Austin

A new memory care assisted living facility opened in Austin, Texas this month.

Facility Accommodates Growing Population

The epidemic of Alzheimer’s sweeping the nation isn’t going to get better anytime soon. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates Alzheimer’s and other cases of dementia will triple by 2050, affecting more than 15 million Americans.

This explosion in cases has led to a problem: there aren’t enough facilities equipped to deal with dementia patients. Many dementia patients end up living in regular nursing homes. While this is not necessarily a bad thing, it can …

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Just How Expensive is Long Term Care in Texas?

Just How Expensive is Long Term Care in Texas?

The cost of Long Term Care in the United States has steadily risen in the past decade. Nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and in-home care services are now more expensive than ever. Fortunately for Texans, Long Term Care costs in the Lone Star State are still significantly lower than the national averages.

The Texas Advantage

According to the 2013 Cost of Care Survey released by Genworth Financial, Texas has some of the lowest Long Term Care costs in the nation. While the national median annual cost for …

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Long Term Care Funding “Important” to Texans Age 50 and Up, Survey Says

Long Term Care Funding “Important” to Texans Age 50 and Up, Survey Says

A survey released by AARP details the attitudes held by Texans age 50 and up regarding Long Term Care.

LTC Should be a Priority

According to the survey, 62% of Texans surveyed believe funding for Long Term Care in Texas should be increased. This comes at a time when the need for Long Term Care is increasing across the nation. 7 in 10 Americans over the age of 65 will need Long Term Care at some point, but only 1 in 10 seniors have a Long Term …

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Texas Alzheimer’s Cases to Increase One-Third By 2025

Texas Alzheimer’s Cases to Increase One-Third By 2025

The number of Alzheimer’s cases in Texas is estimated to increase by one-third by the year 2025, according to the 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts & Figures report.

Alzheimer’s and Seniors in Texas

There are currently 2.6 million seniors living in Texas and that number is expected to double by 2030.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia in the United States, with more than 5 million people currently afflicted by the disease. The average cost of Alzheimer’s in the United States is between $157 and $215 billion annually. In the …

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Low Medicaid Reimbursement Rate Affecting Long Term Care in Texas

A recent survey conducted by the Texas Coalition for Long Term Care Business (CLTCB) found that 61.4% of companies with nursing homes as customers have seen a decrease in purchasing from those nursing homes in the past year.

Why Is This Happening?

Nursing homes and other long term care facilities in Texas are currently suffering due to the fact that Texas has the 49th lowest reimbursement rate for Medicaid. The reimbursement rate represents the percentage of total cost that the state government is being compensated for program …

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