Does Medicare Cover Hospital Stays? 

In the United States, people over 65 years old have the highest rate of inpatient hospital admissions of any other age group. Statistics show that more than a quarter of all inpatient hospital stays every year involve seniors. Seniors typically need inpatient hospital care because of medical emergencies, diagnostic testing, surgical procedures, or intensive treatments…

Does Medicare Cover Psychotherapy? 

Psychotherapy is a type of mental health care that helps patients make changes to certain behaviors, thoughts, and emotions, so they can overcome psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, and others.   According to scientific and medical studies in the United States, seniors have a higher risk of developing mental health issues like depression and…

Does Medicare Cover Eye Care? 

Most people experience vision changes as they get older. Some start to notice they have trouble reading fine print without “readers.” Others say that the TV screen is blurry, or nighttime driving isn’t fun anymore. Some people experience vision loss that disrupts their everyday activities.  As you age, you should be getting regular eye exams…

Does Medicare Cover Alcohol Rehab? 

Many people assume that alcohol abuse only affects younger adults, but in fact, seniors are even more susceptible to alcohol addiction than their younger peers. Seniors are more vulnerable to substance abuse because they are more likely to experience depression, chronic pain, anxiety disorders, loneliness, and other conditions that often accompany older age.   In the…

Does Medicare Cover Oxygen? 

Oxygen therapy is often necessary for people who have low blood oxygen levels (hypoxemia). The low levels may be due to health conditions like COPD, pneumonia, bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, heart disease, sleep apnea, cystic fibrosis, late-stage heart failure, or asthma. You may be experiencing hypoxemia if you have any of the following symptoms:• Dyspnea (shortness…