November is National Caregivers Month. We are honoring the devoted family members who take care of loved ones in the home. They selflessly give care to family and to loved ones so that the ill and the aging person can remain in the home environment. We are honoring the care giver who daily with love cares for the needy people. Many of the caregivers are working members of society, raising a family and giving care to loved ones.
Beginning January, 2014, the Obama Administration made severe cuts that will reduce the medical benefits that seniors receive under the Medicare Home Health services by 14% between the years 2014 and 2017. These cuts shift billions of dollars from Medicare to Obamacare. These
cuts in many instances impact the decision of whether the senior can receive quality health care in the home or remain in their homes. These cuts will directly impact the family health care giver. Many of the cuts made will impact seniors living in rural areas. The money taken from the American seniors will be used for Obamacare. The cuts to home health for our elders will result in lower wages for the caregiver. Less approved care will be paid. It will mean more money out of the pocket of the seniors who are patients. It is predicted that 40 % of Home Health Agencies will face financial hardships. Seniors, make your voices heard loud and clear.