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Ways to Help Seniors at Visits to the Doctor


Going alone to a doctor’s appointment can be stressful at any age, but older adults often feel especially intimidated. Having a loved one come along as a healthcare advocate during a doctor’s visit can help seniors get better care. As an advocate, you can provide moral support as well as help seniors talk about sensitive...
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Personal Attendant Services


Personal Attendant Services (PAS) are defined as routine ongoing care or services required by an individual in a residence or independent living environment that enable the individual to engage in the activities of daily living or to perform the physical functions required for independent living. Personal care tasks associated with PAS include but are not limited...
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Medicare Coverage for Home Health


Medicare Part A and/or Medicare Part B covers eligible home health services like intermittent skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language pathology services, continued occupational services, and more. Usually, a home health care agency coordinates the services your doctor orders for you. Medicare doesn’t pay for:...
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What is hospice?


Hospice is care provided to those nearing the end of life’s journey. It provides comfort and compassion to both the patient, as well as their loved ones when cure is no longer an option. Focused on quality not length of life, hospice lessens the overwhelming feelings and choices associated with death. What does hospice do? With a team of...
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