9 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover

9 Things Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Reading Time: 3 minutesMedicare covers the majority of older Americans’ health care needs, from hospital care and doctor visits to lab tests and prescription drugs. Here are some needs that aren’t part of the program — and how you might pay for them.     1. Opticians...
What About Medicare and Aging in Place?

What About Medicare and Aging in Place?

Reading Time: 2 minutesWill Medicare pay so my care recipient can age in place? Depending on the circumstances, Medicare may help cover services that involve skilled nursing, social work, or physical, occupational, or speech therapies. There are some general...
Who can I talk to about Medicare Open Enrollment?

Who can I talk to about Medicare Open Enrollment?

Reading Time: < 1 minuteMedicare’s annual open enrollment period marks the time of year you can join, switch, or drop a Medicare Health Plan. Learn more about open enrollment periods on the Medicare.gov website: Joining a health or drug plan There are...
Medicare Benefits Counseling in Dallas County

Medicare Benefits Counseling in Dallas County

Reading Time: < 1 minuteAttention Dallas County residents: The Dallas Area Agency on Aging provides services to seniors and caregivers, including FREE Medicare Benefits Counseling.  Medicare Benefits Counseling is available by phone or in person (by appointment),...