Palliative Care is specialized medical care for individuals living with serious illness- at any age, any serious illness, and any stage of illness. It’s care that focuses on reliving the pain, symptoms and stress of a serious illness and can improve a person’s quality of life. Palliative Care offers an added layer of support to patients, their families and caregivers.
Councils on Aging are the 350 municipal agencies that provide local outreach, social and health services, advocacy, information and referral for older adults, their families and caregivers.
This State of Mass. program can help you care for a member of your family. A Caregiver Specialist will create a plan and give you tips and support.
Medicare is a federal health insurance program for retirees age 65 or older and people with disabilities. Medicare Part A covers inpatient hospital care, some skilled nursing facility care and hospice care. Medicare Part B covers physician care, diagnostic x-rays and lab tests, and durable medical equipment. Medicare Part D is a federal prescription drug program.
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