I have heard the funding for caregiver organizations in NH will be getting BIG BUDGET CUTS on May 15 2015. These are organizations are so very helpful to so many people. How can we be heard to help stop these cuts.
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I also agree that we need to look at how Europe is dealing with the elderly, and learn from what works there.
It may be by the time several of us caregivers get to the NH age that Medicaid will not be able to cover things. If we don't have a backup, we could find ourselves on cot in a ward with other indigent people. I think the US should look at programs in northern Europe to formulate a plan. We can say that people should have worked harder and should have saved more, but it doesn't correct the fact that the people don't have enough money after they are old.
We talk about what people should do to prepare for their future, but we don't stop to think that about half of the people in the US barely make a living wage. How can you expect someone to keep up with their lives, buy LTC insurance, and stash money when they are living month to month? It cost more to live than many can afford.