Savvy Colorado residents prepare ahead of time for their future with financial estate planning, but another important aspect often gets overlooked -- long-term care.
A senior citizen health care patient can sometimes end up getting referred to several different professionals in several different locations. For example, a senior's primary physician may recommend that the patient see a nutritionist, get physical therapy, receive counseling or possibly even get a psychological assessment. This can result in a stressful situation for both the caregiver and the senior citizen who is just trying to stay healthy. Making appointments at different clinics and following different physicians' orders can be overwhelming when health care coordination help is not provided. In fact, research shows that patients who receive referrals only follow through with them 10 percent of the time.