Does Self-directed Long-Term Care Make Sense to You?

By John F. Wasik, Next Avenue Contributor

“Think of how much energy it takes to take care of yourself,” says Katy Votava, a nurse practitioner and president of Goodcare, a consulting firm specializing in the economics of health care. “And people don’t know how to shop and be an advocate for themselves.”

When Kathleen Ujvari sought long-term care for her disabled 83-year-old father,

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Medicare Part D Drug Coverage Gap Closing at Faster Clip

By Rachel L. Sheedy, Editor
May 31, 2018
From Kiplinger’s Retirement Report
Dr. Katy quoted in this article:

The gap was never scheduled to close 100%,” says Dr. Katy Votava, president of GoodCare.com. Once it closes, “beneficiaries will still pay 25% out of their pockets.”

Headlines earlier this year announced the “doughnut hole” in Medicare’s Part D prescription-drug coverage is closing ahead of schedule.

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How to Vet a Home Care Agency

By John F. Wasik
May 26, 2018
From Morningstar’s Ecology of Money

Dr. Katy is quoted in this article:

 “I recommend that people reach out to the national Eldercare locator service as their first stop to find eldercare resources, including home care information,

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