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In my last post, I wrote about two people who used up their Medicare benefit for in-patient skilled care but were not able to return to an independent life. One ended up opting to stay in a nursing home. The other went home with home health care services, a family caregiver and additional assistance from a home care worker.
Medicare is a national program that provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older who have worked and paid into the system. Many people think that if they have Medicare along with Supplemental insurance or a Medicare Advantage plan they do not have to worry about coverage for their health care needs as they age.
As I am aging, I find that conversations seem to be focus on end of life issues more than ever. The mother of a good friend is in a nursing home following rehab from a fall. At this point, no one knows for sure when, or whether, she will be able to return to her home.