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What are some health insurance benefits caregivers should be aware of?

Anne Fabiny
Geriatric Medicine
Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance may cover many caregiving costs and open up options you haven't considered as a caregiver. Medical equipment, adult day health services, nutritional supplements, acupuncture and other complementary care, massage, home health aides or homemaker services, respite care, health and home assessments, and many other products and services may be partly or completely paid for by insurance. Naturally, coverage offered through private health insurance and public health benefits varies widely. Read existing policies and call the insurer for more detailed information. Check with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for information on those government benefits.

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