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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Will Medicare Pay for Home Care and Nursing Care for Alzheimer's Patients?


Tens of thousands of people with chronic conditions and disabilities may find it easier to qualify for Medicare coverage of potentially costly home health care, skilled nursing home stays and outpatient therapy under policy changes planned by the Obama administration.

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Will Medicare Pay for Home Care and Nursing Care for Alzheimer's Patients?
I wanted to bring this article in the New York Times to your attention.

Direct quote:
Judith A. Stein, director of the nonprofit Center for Medicare Advocacy and a lawyer for the beneficiaries, said the proposed settlement could help people with chronic conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury. It could also provide relief for families and caregivers who often find themselves stretched financially and personally by the need to provide care.
The article contains good information and two good links.


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