Does Medicare Pay for Assisted Living?

Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and over, some younger individuals with disabilities, and some individuals with end-stage renal disease. Like other health insurance plans, Medicare does not cover long-term care services. Therefore, Medicare does not pay for the cost of room and board or personal care in an assisted living facility.…

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The Hidden Costs of Assisted Living

This is post 3 of 3 in the series “Assisted Living FAQ” What is Assisted Living? What Is the Cost of Assisted Living? (How to Afford Assisted Living) The Hidden Costs of Assisted Living While moving a loved one to an assisted care residential community does require some adjustment and change, they can still retain…

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Important Facts to Know About Pneumonia in Elderly Adults

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs and it can be serious when found in an older adult. The numbers reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that around 250,000 people (of all ages) are hospitalized each year due to pneumonia complications and that about 50,000 of those cases pass away.…

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