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Does Medicare cover home health aide services?

Medicare Part A and Part B cover different aspects of home healthcare. Part A covers rehabilitation therapy and skilled nursing care. Part B covers medical equipment and necessary supplies.

People who qualify for parts A and B may receive home health coverage. However, they must also meet certain criteria, including needing rehabilitation therapy or skilled nursing care on a short-term basis to treat an illness or injury and being homebound.

A 20% coinsurance applies to necessary medical equipment. The care provider will alert the person receiving these services to any outstanding costs before treatment starts.




Prevention and treatment of the new coronavirus

There is currently no vaccine to prevent infection. The best way to do so is to avoid exposure to this virus. The CDC recommends the following every day preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.


American Heart Month - February


American Heart Month isn’t just for lovers. February also reminds us to take care of our heart and consider our risk factors.

Believe it or not, heart disease can happen at any age. Some risk factors for heart disease and stroke are preventable. American Heart Month teaches us the ways we can help reduce our risks while eliminating those we have control over.  Do you have one of these risk factors for cardiovascular disease?  Obesity, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, high cholesterol or diabetes.


December is Flu Prevention 

Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu.


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Why Might You Need More Vitamin D?

Maybe because your body doesn’t:

  • Get enough sunshine
  • Get enough from food, especially if you’re vegan or can’t eat dairy
  • Absorb vitamin D as well as it should, or it gets rid of it too quickly
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