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Medicare terms

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home health care

Home health care refers to care provided within a patient’s home either by health care professionals or by the patient’s family or friends. Medicare may cover home health care if it means certain conditions.

hospice care

Terminally ill patients may receive medical and support services through Medicare Part A from an approved hospice. Benefits may include pain-relief drugs. Terminally ill people receive Hospice care under Medicare Part A.