1. Episode 64: The Playbook: Conversations and Options for Caring for a Senior Loved One Sandy Kibling 39:05

Are you feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate the complicated healthcare system while caring for your senior loved one? Are you tired of feeling like you're stuck in a maze with no way out, then you are not alone! 

Navigating post-acute care options can leave you feeling paralyzed with fear and frustration, wondering how to make the best decisions for your family. It's time to demystify the complexities and empower yourself to make informed choices. 

Let's explore insightful guidance to help you achieve thoughtful long-term care decisions for your senior loved one

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How to navigate post-acute care options for seniors with confidence and clarity.
  • Essential insights into Medicaid and Medicare for elder care to make informed decisions.
  • Key factors in choosing between assisted living and nursing homes for your loved one's well-being.
  • Practical guidance on financial planning for long-term senior care to ensure peace of mind.
  • Benefits of consulting with an elder law attorney for expert advice and support in care decision-making.

My special guest is Tim Poore

Tim Poore, is a veteran in the senior living and healthcare industry, and offers a unique blend of expertise and empathy. Transitioning from a role in senior living investment to becoming an invaluable resource for hospitals and families, Tim's commitment to simplifying the complexities of post-acute care is truly commendable. His practical insights and hands-on approach reflect a genuine passion for supporting families in making well-informed decisions. 

Tim's personable nature and wealth of experience make him a trusted guide for those seeking clarity and guidance in post-acute care options for seniors.

The most important thing is to really get an idea of what boundaries we want, what does the end game look like, and then develop a game plan on how we want to get there. – Tim Poore

Key moments in this episode are:

00:01:19 – Transitioning from Hospital to Skilled Nursing 

00:02:00 – Tim Poore's Journey and Role in Post-Acute Care 

00:04:52 – Legal and Financial Considerations for Seniors' Care 

00:10:25 – Addressing Communication Barriers and Unwillingness to Discuss Senior Care 

00:13:54 – Medicaid Qualification and Payment Process 

00:15:22 – Veteran Benefits and VA Care 

00:18:15 – Challenges with Medicaid Forms 

00:22:51 – Preparing for Post Acute Care 

00:27:19 – Importance of Social Interaction in Care 

00:28:43 – Transition to Memory Care 

00:29:33 – Different Types of Communities 

00:31:30 – Alternatives to Long-term Care Placement 

00:34:56 – Social Experience in Assisted Living Facilities (ALF)


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Sandy Kibling Get Savvy... Demystifying Healthcare

Sandy is a health care professional having served in numerous roles including physician consulting and working for a large healthcare insurance company. She has worked on the frontline addressing physician and subscriber issues and has heard first-hand the frustration and concern about affordability and navigating a complicated healthcare system.

Sandy’s passion is to create a trusted source with Get Savvy…Demystifying Healthcare a podcast that breaks down the complexity of healthcare and empowers consumers to navigate the healthcare system.