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Understanding The Basics of Medicare
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed resources and videos that cover the basics on Medicare for seniors and those approaching Medicare eligibility. The resources and videos include information on the different parts of Medicare, terms to know, enrollment information, and more.
The resources and videos cover the following topics:
- Important Ways to Get Information
- Different Parts of Medicare
- Understanding Your Medicare Choices
- Medicare Enrollment PeriodsTerms to Know
- Frequently Asked Questions
The information on Medicare Basics is provided on the NIHSeniorHealth website and was developed by CMS. Posted August 16, 2016
Emergency Preparedness Checklists for Families
Emergencies happen when you least expect them. Therefore, it is important to be prepared for the unexpected. The following checklists will help you and your family prepare for a natural disaster or power outage.
- A guide for home care patients and their families
- A guide for home care patients using power-dependent equipment
- A caregiver’s guide for individuals with dementia
- A guide for individuals with disabilities and their families
- A guide for individuals with diabetes and their families
- Patient Medication List
Additional Information & Resources
Ohio Emergency Management Agency - (614) 889-7150 (24-hour contact)
View a short video on emergency preparedness. This short video from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) explains key preparation steps including making a plan and building a kit.
National Institute of Health (NIH) Guidance on Fall-Proofing Your Home
NIH has released new guidance on how individuals can fall-proof their homes. A few of the recommended changes are arranging furniture to give you plenty of room to walk freely, installing handrails on both sides of stairs and walkways, and improving lighting. Read the entire article for more tips.
Home Care & Hospice Frequently Asked Questions
These FAQs are designed to provide a better understanding of home care and hospice. They provide basic information, sometimes about fairly complex topics, and will often link to more detailed information. Click on one of the topics on this page to find out more.
- What is Home Care
- About Hospice
- Choosing A Provider
- Dealing With Problems
- Additional Home and Community Services
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