Personal Attendant near Rancho Bernardo: Medicare and Medi-Cal United?

Personal Attendant Rancho Bernardo Medicare MediCal

Paying for a Personal Attendant near Rancho Bernardo May Soon Get Easier for California’s Poorest Seniors

Paying for needs like medical equipment and the fees of a personal attendant near Rancho Bernardo is difficult for most seniors and their families. For the poorest of California’s elderly, it often seems impossible. A small percentage of these seniors are actually eligible for both federal Medicare and the state assistance program, Medi-Cal. Currently, red tape makes it very difficult for seniors to enjoy benefits from both programs, but officials have plans to reduce that difficulty.

Test Program

Both state and federal government experts are excited about a new test program that will provide a single health plan for individuals that qualify for both Medicare and Medi-Cal. That’s because, if successful, the program will benefit both seniors and the government’s budget. Seniors will get the help they truly need, while the unification will streamline both the federal and the state assistance programs.

Great Needs

Not only do “dual eligibles” create extra work and confusion for health professionals by enrolling in both Medicare and Medi-Cal; they also usually face great danger if delays and processing errors prevent them from getting financial help. Because they are very poor, these seniors find it very hard to meet medical needs with private funds rather than government assistance. Fortunately, California sees this as a serious issue and is taking drastic steps to help seniors sign up for all the assistance they need more easily.

Help From a Personal Attendant in San Diego County

If you have been avoiding looking into hiring a personal attendant in San Diego County because of costs, perhaps the streamlining of Medi-Cal and Medicare in California will provide some relief for you and your family. There are many ways that a caregiver can save money for seniors, from doing the shopping to helping them avoid hospitalization through injury.

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About Tim Colling

Tim Colling is the founder and President of A Servant's Heart In-Home Care, which provided in-home caregiving services in San Diego County, and also of A Servant's Heart Geriatric Care Management, which provided
professional geriatric care management services and long term care placement services in San Diego County. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in management in a variety of industries. He held a Certified Care Manager credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. Tim is also a Certified Public Accountant (retired), and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from California State University at San Diego. In addition to writing blog posts here for the Servant’s Heart blog, Tim also is a regular contributor to HealthLine.com and to FamilyAffaires.com as well as blogs of other eldercare services provider companies. Finally, Tim is also the president of A Servant's Heart Web Design and Marketing, which provides home care marketing as well as website design and online marketing for those who serve the elderly and their families.