Their contributor Wade Pfau, a professor at The American College and principal at McLean Asset Management, really “gets” LTC. More importantly, he has a writing style that makes complicated concepts clear and simply understood by readers.
In is January 7, 2016 column he lists and describes the LTC continuum. I don’t remember ever having seen it laid out so clearly and accurately.
He explains why Medicare only pays for short duration skilled needs under certain conditions. He explains the difference between skilled and custodial care. It’s custodial care that is bankrupting so many Americans financially, emotionally, and health-wise.
He lists excellent questions to ask of facilities.
I am very grateful for Mr. Pfau’s columns. They do the public a true service.