Attorney-CPA Joe Cordell and Villages of St. Peters Memory Care Administrator April Haskins highlight aspects of the independent, assisted, nursing, and long-term care experience. They dive into the decision-making process heading into deciding that living by one’s self, as well as the importance of touring facilities, in order to understand what is right for the potential resident and what they are looking for from the facility.
April details different types of fee structures that exist within these types of communities and talks about the impact of Medicaid on paying long-term care costs. Joe and April discuss the commonality of facilities and communities that are 100 percent Medicaid and emphasize that Medicaid and non-Medicaid users receive equal care.
Joe and April highlight how those within the communities can take priority when they require additional care, over those on waiting lists to enter the community. They talk about the differences between communities and facilities in rural areas, as opposed to those near larger cities.