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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Long-Term Care Planning by Marilee Driscoll

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Chapter 10
Medicare and Medicare Supplements
In This Chapter
• Medicare: The health insurance for the elderly
• Medicare and the 100-day clock
• What Medicare covers and doesn’t cover
• How Medicare covers Alzheimer’s disease
 
Medicare is the health insurance plan that covers 95 percent of America’s aged population. Medicare is like the health insurance most of us have during our working years. It is designed to pay for treatment of illness and injury, and some preventative care. In keeping with the focus of this book, I’m going to talk about when Medicare will pay for home health care and limited nursing home care, not how Medicare covers doctors, hospitals, surgery, and other medical expenses.
Many people mistakenly think that Medicare will cover ...

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