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THE HOUSING OPTION FOR YOU ... continuedemotional, social, and spiritual needs. The hospice bene t allows you andyour family to stay together in the comfort of your home unless you need care in an inpatient facility. Some adult care facilities and nursing homes offer hospice services from outside providers. If the hospice team determines that you need inpatient care, the hospice team will make the arrangements for your stay.Medicare covers hospice care if you qualify. Medicare doesn’t cover room and board if you get general hospice services while you’re a resident of a nursing home or a hospice residential facility. If you’re eligible, Medicaid may pay for some services that Medicare doesn’t cover, like personal care assistance at home. Medicare doesn’t pay for 24-hour assistance if you get hospice services at home.For more information on Medicare’s coverage of hospice care and who quali es, visit (rehab): Is therapeutic care for persons requiring intensive physi- cal, occupational, or speech therapy. Rehab may be provided in a special facility, byhome care professionals, or sometimes a skilled nursing facility is utilized as a place for rehab after surgery or injury to helpthe senior regain the skills and movement needed in order to return back to their home.Respite care: Some nursing homes, residential care facilities, P.A.C.E., and hospice care facilities provide respite care. You may also receive respite care in your home. Respite care is short-term assistance so the primary caregiver can rest. Medicare covers inpatient respite care for up to  ve days if you’re getting covered hospice care services. Room and board are covered for inpatient respite care and during short-term hospital stays. If you’re eligible, Medicaid will pay for some of these services at home that aren’t covered by Medicare.Keep in mind that if you are the care receiver you may be unhappy with the thought of someone other than your loved one providing care from time to time. But the reality is that caregiver’s often suffer from serious health conditions that do not get appropriate care and treatment for fear of upsetting the care recipient. Caregiversneed, no must, take opportunities for a break for their health and mental well-be- ing, not to mention the time to take care of other family members. Not only should you gratefully allow time for respite but as a care recipient, you should make it happen.Publishers Note: Talk to your family, your doctor or other health care provider, a person-centered counselor, or a social worker for help deciding what kind of care is best for you right now and in the long term.If you have limited income and resourc- es, there may be local or state programs that help cover some of your costs in some of the long-term care choices mentioned below. Call your State Medical Assistance (Medicaid) of ce at 1-800-803-7174 or 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048.CelebratingGetting you well, getting you • 517-750-190012 SENIOR HOUSING DIRECTORY | 2019Respite provides caregivers with need- ed renewal time so they can continue to support their care partners long into the future.

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