I would like to get a medical alert device for my mother. Is there any program that might provide financial assistance for this? - AgingCare.com

I would like to get a medical alert device for my mother. Is there any program that might provide financial assistance for this?

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I don't think Medicare covers these devices. They cost about $30 upward per month. Contact your Dept if Aging but in my experience as a Home care nurse, there were no resources for this: maybe if she is indigent she (you) can research programs that I am not aware of.
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Jocelyn, if your spoke directly to Medicare and they said they do not cover these devices, chances are those devices had been taken off their list a couple years ago.   The original post you read/answered was 3-4 years old.

I had doubled check the Medicare website medical list of what is covered, and such devices are not on that list.

It was recommended that you contact your secondary/supplement insurance company to see if they might help with some of the cost.
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I just phoned Medicare and they said they do not cover these devices. I called the phone number on my Medicare card--is there another number I should call? Thank you.
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It's helpful it it will be used. My mother had one some years ago. When asked where it was she didn't know. It was either hanging on a door knob or in a drawer.
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Get her doctor to perscribe for her that she needs one and Medicare Part B will cover it. Check into it with her dr.
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Hey, pstieman, I didn't know tha! That is a big help! I just hope he will wear it.
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It is covered by Medicare part B, with a doctor's order. Talk to the MD and your cell phone carrier.
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You can contact your local county on aging and see if they will cover some of the cost.
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