Medicare Questions Answered...

Jewish Family Service has been approved by the State of Ohio as one of only a handful of sites in the Tri-state area to provide Medicare counseling and information; and the only Jewish communal site in Southwestern Ohio.

 

The designation comes from the Ohio Department of Insurance after four Jewish Family Service Aging specialists recently completed certification training by the state’s Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP).

 

Jewish Family Service has an experienced staff of professional geriatric case managers to help older adults and their caregivers manage the complex maze of elderly care.

 

Medicare is often confusing to people who are covered by Medicare, as well as their family and friends who make the inquiring calls on their behalf.

 

Specifically, the care managers can answer questions about:

  • Medicare health coverage for seniors and for people under 65 with disabilities
  • Medicare prescription drug plans
  • Medicare Advantage Plans (such as HMOs and PPOs)
  • Medicare supplemental insurance
  • Financial assistance programs for people with limited income
  • Long-term care insurance
  • Home health care coverage 
  • Retiree health plan coverage

 

As Your Experts in Aging, Jewish Family Service care managers cover a broad range of services to strengthen the lives of older adults and their families who are often caregivers.

 

In addition to the Medicare assistance, Jewish Family Service Aging and Caregiver Services can assist with Social Security and insurance applications and questions; coordinate in-home services; manage bill payments; help determine appropriate living arrangements; and recognize early warning signs of medical problems. The social workers are also experienced in long-distance care management; Russian speaking issues; supportive counseling; Holocaust survivor issues; and more.

 

Anyone needing assistance with the Medicare questions or any other aging concerns is invited to contact Jewish Family Service at 513.469.1188.