Medicare is health insurance for people age 65 or older.
Different Parts of Medicare: The different parts of Medicare help cover specific services.
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance):
Helps cover inpatient care in hospitals. Helps cover skilled nursing facility, hospice and home health care.
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance):
Helps cover doctors’ services, outpatient care, and home health care. Helps cover some preventive services to help maintain your health and keep certain illnesses from getting worse.
Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans-like HMO or PPO):
A health coverage option run by private insurance companies approved by and under contract with Medicare. Includes Part A, Part B and usually other coverage like prescription drugs.
Medicare Part D (Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage):
A prescription drug option run by private insurance companies approved by and under contract with Medicare. Helps cover the cost of prescription drugs. May help lower your prescription drug costs and help protect against higher costs in the future.
Medicare the official U.S government site – http://www.medicare.gov/
PATIENT RESOURCES (click to open)
Too often people think of hospice only in the last days or hours of life. The truth is that hospice care can benefit your loved one and your family for a long time. Hospice offers specialized nurses; counselors and therapists to process emotional issues for the whole family; social workers to receive appropriate care and resources available to cope with problems caused by serious illness; home care aides to provide personal care services; volunteers to provide companionship, run errands or provide general assistance; chaplains to offer spiritual guidance and comfort; and bereavement counselors to provide comfort and support. If you are interested in Hospice or Palliative Care talk to Laura and she will put you in contact with referring agencies.
Hospice Foundation of America- http://www.hospicefoundation.org/
End-of-Life Issues Advance Directive Page- http://www.usa.gov/Topics/Seniors/EndofLife.shtml
Agencies providing written information and speakers on a variety of health conditions. Some agencies also offer support groups. Call for additional information.
Vetran’s Benefits Association- http://benefits.va.gov/benefits/http://benefits.va.gov/benefits/
American Cancer Society – (248) 663-3400 – cancer.org
American Diabetes Association – (888) 342-2383 – diabetes.org
American Heart Association – (800) 968-1793 – americanheart.org
American Lung Association of MI – (800) 543-5864 – midlandlung.org
Arthritis Foundation – Michigan Chapter – (800) 968-3030 – arthritis.org
Office of Services of the Aging – http://www.michigan.gov/osa
Nutritious meals are important for older adults. Many seniors do not have the ability to shop or prepare meals for themselves. This can include people who are ill, recently hospitalized or above the age of 60 years. There are agencies that deliver meals to homes. Call for eligibility requirements or fees.
There are many different resources that can offer assistance in paying for prescriptions. Many of them have varying requirements for eligibility such as income and age. Mail order pharmacies offer a more affordable solution for obtaining prescriptions at a lower cost to the patient. Please contact one or more of the listed agencies below to be sure of your eligibility and any requirements that need to be met to obtain assistance.
Valley Area On Aging – http://www.valleyareaaging.org/resources/links/
225 E. Fifth Street Suite 200
Flint, MI 48502
Voice: (810) 239-7671
TDD: (810) 233-4242
In-State Long Distance: 1-800-978-6275
Medicare – Part D Prescription Drug Benefit
Services for Older Citizens (SOC)
World Medical Relief
Patient Intake Form
Please open and print the patient intake form. You can fax the completed intake forms to 586-279-4515.
Advanced Medical House Calls
14165 Fenton Rd, Suite 201A
Fenton MI 48430
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