The Benefits of Medicare

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Patients who are searching for assisted short-term health can find satisfactory help through Medicare, also known by the name Home Health. Whether the patient has problems with managing diabetes or requires assistance with walking, Medicare offers certified Home Health who provide the necessary therapies in the comfort of the patient’s own home.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services classifies Medicare as a type of home health which offers health services to seniors over the age of 65 who are homebound, elderly, and in need of medical assistance concerning:

-Recovering from surgery

-Monitoring progressive illnesses

-Completing standard physical checkups

Rather than receiving care in a nursing home, the patient remains in a comfortable and familiar environment during his or her recovery. The federal Medicare program works alongside the patient’s primary physician throughout the entire process of recovery. Patients typically receive Medicare on a short term basis ranging from a few weeks to a few months.

Medicare becomes a necessity when chronic diseases set in during old age. Home Health Aids can help the patient alter his or her lifestyle so as to avoid worsening the condition or inviting a new condition such as cancer.

Skilled, licensed nurses visit the patient on intervals, typically three times a week, for services which include

-Physical therapy

-Speech therapy

-Occupational therapy

-Medical Social Services

-Aid with bathing, dressing, hair & nail care

Algonquin, certified to provide Medicare, aims to provide health services which better the lives and health of their patients.

Further information about Medicare services can be found at the MO Department of Health and Senior Service’s website:

http://health.mo.gov/safety/homecare/pdf/3types.pdf  

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