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Medicare Part A

Medicare Hospital Insurance that covers inpatient hospital stays, care in a skilled nursing facility, hospice care, and some health care.
  • Medicare pays for inpatient skilled nursing care, but only for a limited time and under certain circumstances. It is crucial to be aware of the complex rules for SNF coverage to avoid costly surprises.
  • The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) runs from January 1 through February 14 each year. During this window, seniors can switch to Original Medicare if they find their Advantage Plan doesn’t meet their needs.
  • Medicare may pay for hospice care, if a person has six months or less to live. Review these requirements that must be met to qualify for Medicare coverage for hospice care.
  • "Am I eligible for Medicare?" "Can my mom or dad get Medicare?" These are common questions among caregivers, and unfortunately there is no easy answer. You must meet certain criteria to qualify.
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  • When moving an aging loved one to a nursing home, it is difficult to determine which belongings they should bring, which ones they must purge and what you are willing to keep. Use this guide to prepare for the transition.
  • Medicare pays for inpatient skilled nursing care, but only for a limited time and under certain circumstances. It is crucial to be aware of the complex rules for SNF coverage to avoid costly surprises.
  • We may eventually have to consider transitioning our loved ones to independent or assisted living, nursing care, or even memory care. Of course, many of us have visited these places, but do we truly know what living there is like?
  • There are 6 legitimate reasons to discharge a resident, but some facilities use other tactics to evict those who are difficult or cannot pay. Learn about the discharge and appeals processes so you can safeguard your loved one’s rights.
  • Patients who are overweight or obese face significant challenges when trying to find a rehabilitation facility, skilled nursing facility or nursing home that can accommodate their unique needs. These tips will help you narrow down your search and make sure your loved one is well cared for.
  • Caregivers and professionals may brush over the past due to a loved one's dementia diagnosis. However, even if they can't remember much, the past can also be a helpful tool for meaningful communication.
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