Explore options for living in an independent or assisted living home. What are the costs involved?

Nancy is an autonomous 85-year-old living in her own home. She

is hospitalized for atrial fibrillation and two new medications are added to

her regime. She has been forgetful and asks the nurse to repeat statements

several times. She doesn’t think she can remember to take all her medications

and asks if Medicare can pay for someone to come administer the medications

twice a day.

1. Does Nancy meet the eligibility for home care visits?

2. If so, how much (if any) would Medicare pay for home care for Nancy?

3. What other options could be discussed with Nancy?

4. Explore options for living in an independent or assisted living home. What are the costs involved?

You must used at least two evidence-based references (excluding) the class textbook. A minimum of 2 replies to any of your peers are required.

TEXTBOOK:

Transcultural Concepts in Nursing Care (8th ed.)

Margaret M. Andrews, Joyceen S. Boyle, and John W. Collins

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN-13: 9781975110673

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