Checking in to let the Tuesdays with Deborah peeps know that I am taking on the challenge of writing about the financial protections that exist within Medicare and within Long Term Care regulations so that our beloved elders and disabled may not be victims of financial abuse.
There is more than one kind of financial abuse. The truly difficult and subtle kind is at the hands of family and friends who use a vulnerable person’s money and other assets for their own benefit.
The more obvious and solvable kinds are usually errors (sometimes not errors) made by health care providers in the excruciatingly complicated landscape of Medicare and regulation.
Yes. The landscape is complicated. The health care providers promise to “get it right.” What informed consumers need to understand is the one, or two, pieces that protect them from even unintentional financial abuse.
It is still complicated. And I am taking on the challenge of elevating it to the language that readers of wisdomandheart.com will be able to understand.
You could call this “meta” blogging” a quick post about the series of posts that are in development. I cannot do it without Tuesdays With Deborah and its virtual community.
Taking a deep breath and hitting the “Publish” button. To me, this is kind of a promise to this community to attempt some English language writing of a topic that is so simple in concept, and so complicated in practice, that most writers….. run away screaming at the tops of their lungs.