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Medicare (Related to Long Term Care)

  • Is through a Federal Program and is available to seniors 65 years of age or older who have worked or whose spouse has worked and paid into the system.
  • Does not pay for assisted living.
  • Is based on the medical needs of the patient
  • Requires that the patient has had a hospital stay of three consecutive days within a thirty day period of admission into the nursing home.
  • Requires a continual skilled need such as nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy
  • Is very limited with regard to nursing home placement, both in the amount that is paid and and in the length of time that it pays

Tricare (From Wikipedia)

Tricare (styled TRICARE), formerly known as the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS), is a health care program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System. Tricare provides civilian health benefits for military personnel, military retirees, and their dependents, including some members of the Reserve Component. The Tricare program was managed by Tricare Management Activity (TMA) under the authority of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs). Tricare is the civilian care component of the Military Health System, although historically it also included health care delivered in the military medical treatment facilities. On 1 October 2013 TMA disestablished and Tricare responsibility was transferrred to the Defense Health Agency (DHA) which was established on the same day.

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