April 15th, 2011
Medicare has made it possible for many seniors to receive home care services. If the
desired agency is approved by Medicare, and it is determined that the senior requires
specific assistance, services are covered. The seniorʼs doctor must indicate that care is
required at home, and an individualized plan must be outlined. Therapies such as
physical or occupational must be required at least on an intermittent basis. Although the
senior must be homebound, those who are able can leave the home for medical
treatments. If non-medical trips are made, they must be for brief periods only, such as to
church or for a haircut. If approved, certain medical supplies and equipment may also
be covered by Medicare.
Understanding the legal and financial complexities of at-home care for your parent or loved one can be incredibly complex. If you have any questions about your loved one’s care and eligibility for Medicare, please call Central Penn Nursing Care, Inc.
We have two locations: (717) 569-0451, Lancaster, and (717) 361-9777, Elizabethtown, or
you may contact us through our website at www.cpnc.com. Home care you can count on!
P.S. Durable medical equipment includes wheelchairs and walkers.