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    Joann Quinn
    Independent Agent & Medicare Supplement Specialist, reMEDIGAP, USA
    Most of the medical care related to Alzheimer's disease is covered by Medicare Part B (Medical insurance) or Medicare Part A (Hospital insurance).  If you have Medicare Supplement insurance (Medigap Plan), your policy may help cover the co-insurance and deductibles associated with Original Medicare Part A and B.  You can contact your insurance company or an insurance agent who specializes in Medicare Supplements to review your Medigap benefits.

    As for medications, a Part D prescription plan will cover most Alzheimer’s medications.  Your costs (co-pays and deductibles) will depend on your plan.  

    Unfortunately, long-term custodial care costs (nursing home, assisted living, or adult day care) are not covered by Medicare.  Even hiring home help for bathing, toileting and dressing (custodial care) is not covered by Medicare unless the Medicare Beneficiary is receiving skilled-nursing care, physical or occupational therapy to assist with the recovery from an illness or injury.

    If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me at 1-888-411-1329.
    Answered on July 29, 2014
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