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The Magic of Massage Therapy

I was going through intense physical therapy to recover after surgery, and every day I went to bed with sore, achy muscles. Finally, my physical therapist suggest I give massage therapy a try. Massage therapy really helped me relax and unwind after a hard day at physical therapy, but I think it also helped speed my recovery. It helped with blood flow and circulation, and I really felt much better after every session. I liked it so much that I kept going even after I was fully recovered. I started this blog to talk about the magic of massage therapy. It really helped me, and I believe that it can really help others as well. If you’ve been wanting to learn what massage therapy is like and how it helps, you’ll find the answers here on my blog.


Three Types Of Home Healthcare Services Covered By Medicare

If you are getting ready to receive home healthcare services, you need to know what types of services it covers. Here are three types of home healthcare services covered by Medicare.

Skilled Nursing Services

If your injury or illness for which you are being treated at home for requires care by a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN), this service is covered under the skilled nursing care benefit. These nurses can come into the home to evaluate and manage your home care. These nurses can also give injections, or teach you how to do them, change out catheters, administer food through a feeding tube, care for wounds, and provide any other type of medical care that may be required.

Skilled Therapy Services

This covered benefit can be broken down into the three following types of therapies:

  • Physical therapy - If you need to regain movement and strength, a physical therapist will give you exercises to perform and can monitor your progress
  • Occupational therapy - If you need to regain the ability to do things like personal cares and daily activities, an occupational therapist helps with this
  • Speech therapy - If you need to regain speech and language abilities a speech therapist can help you

In order to be covered by Medicare, these therapists must be licensed and they must be able to either help you maintain or improve your condition.

Durable Medical Equipment  

If you need certain types of medical equipment while at home, Medicare covers durable medical equipment (DME) that meets the following components:

  • It needs to be durable and be able to withstand repeated use
  • It needs to be used for medical reasons
  • It needs to be used in the home

Medicare normally covers the following types of DME:

  • Ostomy supplies
  • Manual and Power Wheelchairs
  • Home oxygen and supplies
  • Orthotics and artificial limbs

There are certain types of equipment not covered by Medicare such as massage devices and telephone alert systems. Usually these types of equipment are deemed items of comfort or convenience instead of being necessary for medical use.

For seniors receiving home healthcare services, and who are relying on Medicare to cover most of these costs, it's vitally important to be aware of what they cover and what they don't cover. There are also certain requirements you must meet before these services are covered. If you have any questions about what is covered and how it gets covered, you can contact (or have someone you trust) contact your Medicare representative. To learn more, contact a company like Ameristaff Nursing Services.