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House calls are making seniors' lives easier

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To help seniors stay healthier, many doctors are grabbing their black bags and returning to home visits.

House call doctors are able to complete routine checkups, write prescriptions, manage IV's, complete lab work, administer x-rays and EKG's and assess and monitor illnesses.

Medicare offers in home medical care coverage for seniors receiving Part A benefits. To qualify for benefits, seniors must be classified as homebound or they must possess physical or mental limitations that presents a traveling hardship.

Medicare will not cover home visits by a physician for assistance with daily living activities or for those who are chronically ill. If you need assistance with daily living activities like preparing meals, consider hiring an in home, non-medical caregiver.

However, seniors typically living in retirement and assisted living communities are eligible for home visits.

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