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or nursing home, elderly care provider, home health agency, hospice, or other continuing
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Searching the CareLookup.com directory listings for a skilled nursing facility/nursing
home? Medicare defines a skilled nursing facility as a nursing facility
with the staff and equipment to give skilled nursing care or skilled rehabilitation
services and other related health services. (This is not synonymous with a nursing
home, which may not provide dedicated skilled nursing or rehab care.) Skilled nursing
facility care requires the daily involvement of skilled nursing or rehabilitation
staff and that can’t be provided on an outpatient basis or through home health care.
Examples of skilled nursing facility care include intravenous injections and physical
therapy. The need for assistance with daily activities such as bathing and dressing
cannot, by itself, qualify as skilled nursing care, nor for Medicare coverage in
a skilled nursing facility. Medicare will cover all care needs for those who qualify
for coverage based on their requirement for skilled nursing or rehabilitation, including
help with activities of daily living.
Searching the CareLookup.com directory listings for a home health care agency?
A home healthcare agency provides limited part-time or intermittent skilled nursing
care and home health aide services. Such services could include:
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Speech-language pathology services
- Medical social services
- Medical equipment, supplies and and other services
Some home care can only be given by licensed health workers, such as if you need
skilled nursing care and certain other health care services that you get in your
home for the treatment of an illness or injury.
Searching the CareLookup.com directory listings for a hospice provider? Hospice
care is a special way of caring for terminally ill patients. Hospice care addresses
the medical, physical, social and emotional needs of the patient. Hospice also provides
support to the patient’s family or caregiver as well. Hospice care is covered under
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance).
Searching the CareLookup.com directory listings for an assisted living facility?
An assisted living arrangement provides help with activities of daily living such
as eating, bathing, and using the bathroom, taking medicine, and getting to appointments.
Residents often live in their own room or apartment within a building or group of
buildings and have some or all of their meals together. Social and recreational
activities are usually provided. Some assisted living facilities have healthcare
services on site. Costs for assisted living communities vary depending on size,
services provided, help needed, and location.
Searching the CareLookup.com directory listings for durable medical equipment (DME)
providers? Medicare defines DME as certain medical equipment that is ordered
by a doctor for use in the home. Examples are walkers, wheelchairs, or hospital
beds. DME is paid for under both Medicare Part B and Part A for home healthcare
* Most of the information and descriptions are provided by Medicare.gov.