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Does Medicare Cover Senior Care Services in Auburn, NH?

For many seniors, Medicare is a central source of funding for their medical care. At Visiting Angels of Auburn, we work with many families who rely on Medicare to help meet the needs of an aging loved one. It is important to note that Medicare has restrictions on what kind of care will be covered, and as your loved one’s health needs change, the care resources they need to stay in good health will change, as well.

Medicare is designed to help seniors pay for medically necessary care, such as doctor’s appointments, hospital stays, surgeries, and physical therapy. It also determines if in-home senior care services will be covered depending on your loved one’s health and individual circumstances.

Senior Care Services that Medicare Covers in Auburn

Senior care services that Medicare can include are skilled nursing care, physical therapy, speech-language pathology assistance, or occupational services. Each of these could be covered under Medicare if they are deemed medically necessary for your loved one. In general, Medicare may cover:

  • Short-term care for conditions that will improve. When you are working with Visiting Angels of Auburn, this might mean that transitional care (care that helps your loved one come home from the hospital after a surgery or severe illness) could be covered.
  • Doctor-prescribed care for recovery. If your loved one has been injured or suffered some other health event in which recovery is likely, in-home senior care services may be covered by Medicare in order to help your loved one heal and recover.
  • Hospice care. If your loved one has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, Medicare may cover in-home care that act as hospice care for your loved one.

What Isn’t Covered by Medicare?

Medicare does not cover long-term care that provides for tasks and daily needs. Visiting Angels of Auburn is one of those home care agencies, so we do not accept Medicare, instead we offer customizable care plans. You are always in control of the schedule and budget of your loved one’s care.

Just like medical information, advice about Medicare is never one-size-fits-all. If you are concerned about insurance coverage for in-home care, or what out of pocket costs may be, call our care coordinators for a consultation on your individual situation. At Visiting Angels of Auburn, we take pride in assisting the seniors of our community enjoy their best possible quality of life throughout their golden years.

Each Visiting Angels agency is a franchise that is independently owned and operated. The Franchisor, Living Assistance Services Inc., does not control or manage the day to day business operations of any Visiting Angels franchised agency.