Long–term care insurance is different from medical care because it generally helps you to live as you live now instead of improving or correcting medical problems. People often think of long-term care as strictly nursing home care. Long-term care services actually may include help with activities of daily living, home care, respite care, hospice care, or adult day care. This care may be given in your own home, a daycare facility, assisted living facility, a nursing home, or a hospice facility.
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When considering applying for Medicare, you need to know what your options are. The Improving Medicare Coverage Act has made distinct changes to the lives of Americans, leading to improved health benefits. Many Americans over the age of 60 live with little or no medical insurance, making it difficult for them to have access to proper medical care.
There are several groups of people who are eligible for the Medicare program. The program caters to persons aged 65 and above, young people with some disabilities, and persons suffering from end-stage renal failure. Elderly persons above the age of 65 can receive Medicare under two different plans: Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (Medicare insurance).
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Finances for Your Aging Parents: What to Expect and How to Prepare
It's not always easy to think about your parents getting older and more dependent on you. When it comes to their finances, what do you need to know? What are the most important things for aging parents to consider when it comes to their finances?
This article will cover what you need to know about planning for your elderly parent's financial needs in retirement so that they can maintain some level of independence.
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Medicare is a government program created to provide healthcare coverage for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and those on Social Security. It covers hospital stays, doctor visits, lab tests, eye exams, and more.
Medicare has many options for beneficiaries, including traditional Medicare (Parts A & B), which is full-service coverage but only includes items that are medically necessary or preventive in nature; a Prescription Drug Plan (Part D), which provides prescription drug coverage; and an Advantage plan or Part C that combines both Parts A &B plus supplemental medical insurance.