The following networks allow users to work together to achieve the goal of better care at a lower cost. Download network resources to learn more.
KEPRO is one of the Medicare Quality Improvement Organizations, working to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries. This site offers beneficiary and family-centered care information for providers, patients, and families. A Medicare beneficiary has the right to appeal a hospital discharge if he or she feels too sick to leave or if he or she does not agree with the decision that skilled services will be stopped. The beneficiary must be given a letter with the planned discharge date explaining how to appeal. A Medicare beneficiary can do this even if he or she is in a health maintenance organization (HMO).
Home Health Care Compare. Government site helps find home health care providers. Includes skilled nursing care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, medical social services and home health aide services.
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program, or SHIP, is a national program that offers one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families. SHIP programs provide volunteers to help consumers understand various types of insurance for older persons. They are located in every state, and your local office can be found here. This is not a government website.
Chart showing the five myths about the SNAP nutrition program; and how to apply
When weighing your housing choices as you age, it is important to consider your community as well as your dwelling. By selling and moving, you could live in a community that offers greater benefits and freedom. Ask yourself the questions in this article.