Who, in their normal way of thinking, anticipates ever being confined to a nursing home?
“No way,” your client says. “My grandmother was in one of those places and it’s certainly not for me.”
Well, here’s the good news. Maybe (just maybe) your client is among the many Americans who will never need a nursing home.
Perhaps they’re one of the lucky ones who has a spouse or family member who has promised to take care of them in their time of need in the luxury of their own home. But listen to the (sobering) bad news: More than 50 percent of American seniors will someday require a nursing facility, assisted living or need home health care or institutional care.
So what does that mean to their bottom line? A patient, or their family, is spending anywhere from $150 to $200 per day for the privilege. That’s $5,000 to $6,000 per month.
But that’s not all. If the caretaking spouse is not properly trained, they will likely risk their own health in exchange for their loving efforts to lift, bathe, feed, toilet, roll the patient over, change sheets and bed clothing.