The Savvy Health Care Consumer

Knowing what you’re paying for and what your rights are is vital!

The rising cost of healthcare has been a talking point for politicians for many years now. While healthcare covers a wide range of situations, I focus on helping Seniors get the right care, whether it is in their home or in a facility, ensuring that they have the best quality of life possible. The rising cost of medical care, especially care for older adults, requires us to be informed consumers. We pay a lot for insurance and healthcare as Americans, and we should do so with a feeling that we are receiving quality service at a fair price.

A symposium has been scheduled on April 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Needle Craft building at the Bingham County Fairgrounds located in Blackfoot. (See attached invitation) This is a FREE event, focusing on Senior’s needs, and the speakers will address Home Health issues and answer the question of “How Can You Get the Best Care for Your Dollar?” You are invited to come and listen to a panel of local experts discuss these matters that are so vital for Seniors to understand. In addition, your rights as a consumer will be addressed. Did you know that you have the right to challenge or change your provider if not satisfied?

Sometimes the caregiver and the patient are not the right fit. If needed, changing your provider may be necessary to ensure that your loved one receives the best care.

See you at the Symposium!

Tom Packer is an Elder Law Attorney serving all of Southeast Idaho. As part of his law practice, Tom offers Life Care Planning to deal with the challenges created by long-term illness, disability and incapacity.  If you have a question about a Senior’s legal, financial or healthcare needs, please call us.

April 2017