Paying for my plans and health services

Many people are concerned about how much their future plans and health services will cost. When any major health event happens to you, it is very easy to feel overwhelmed and blindsided when the bills start coming in. It is important to plan ahead for any major health events, but it is also important not to panic. Remember, if you have not planned ahead you still have options.

This section will provide some information to help you understand what Medicare, state agencies, and/or long term insurance may be able to pay for and what costs you will be responsible for paying out of pocket.

What can Medicare pay for?

Examples of what Medicare pays for:

  • Physical Therapy (with limits on the number of days)
  • Medical Equipment (e.g. canes, walkers, handrails, bedrails)
  • Skilled Nursing Facility (after qualifying hospital stay)

What can State Agencies on Aging provide?

Examples of what State Agencies on Aging can provide:

  • Low Price Meal Options
  • Part-Time Housekeepers (non-medical)
  • Transportation to Doctor Visits
  • Care Coordination and Social Work Services