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End of Life Care: The Elephant in the Room
One of the least talked about and most formidable issues in healthcare today
The aging US demographic intersects with some sobering statistics. According to a report published in MONEY magazine:
One out of every four Medicare dollars, more than $125 billion, is spent on services for the 5% of beneficiaries in their last year of life. Yet even with Medicare or private insurance, you’re likely to face a big bill: A recent Mount Sinai School of Medicine study found that out-of-pocket expenses for Medicare recipients during the five years before their death averaged about $39,000 for individuals, $51,000 for couples, and up to $66,000 for people with long-term illnesses like Alzheimer’s.
How will we provide compassionate and competent end of life care to our loved ones without going broke?
It’s time to have the conversation about life legacy and end of life alternatives.
Tues., March 3, 2015 | 7:30-9:30 am