Our Admissions Director is happy to answer your elder-care related questions, and to help you and your family more comfortably make the best decisions about rehabilitation or long-term care. Please call us at (781) 893-0240.
Or, if you prefer, you can contact us through this website for:
In addition, the Massachusetts Senior Care Association represents a diverse set of organizations that deliver a broad spectrum of services to meet the needs of older adults and people with disabilities. Our members include more than 500 nursing and rehabilitation facilities, assisted living residences, residential care facilities and continuing care retirement communities.
For additional information or help you can visit maseniorcare.org.
Medicare: General Information
Medicare covers certain services like lab tests, surgeries, and doctor visits. It also covers certain supplies like wheelchairs and walkers that are considered medically necessary to treat a disease or condition.
If you're in a Medicare Advantage Plan or other Medicare plan, you may have different rules, but your plan must give you at least the same coverage as Original Medicare. Some services may only be covered in certain settings or for patients with certain conditions.
In general, Part A covers:
- Hospital care
- Skilled nursing facility care
- Nursing home care (as long as custodial care isn't the only care you need)
- Home health services
Part B covers 2 types of services:
- Medically necessary services: Services or supplies that are needed to diagnose or treat your medical condition and that meet accepted standards of medical practice.
- Preventive services: Health care to prevent illness (like the flu) or detect it at an early stage, when treatment is most likely to work best.
You pay nothing for most preventive services if you get the services from a health care provider who accepts assignment.
Two ways to find out if Medicare covers what you need are to speak with your doctor or visit medicare.gov.