Medicare is willing to pay long term nursing homes thousands of dollars a year. My disappointment is with Medicare's practice of standards with not assisting or even paying for the cost of Home Health Aides 8 to 24 hours a day to enable the families/caregivers to have their elderly people remain in their homes. The cost to house elderly people in Long Term Nursing Homes is thousands and thousands of dollars a year, versus the percentage of money to have the elderly live in the homes of family/caregivers.
When did our rights to choose on how and where we live at the end of life get taken away. Wake up people we will all be geriatric people one day!!! Shouldn't we get to tell Medicare what they're going to pay for instead of them telling up??? After all, most of us pay into this fund all of our working lives.