Medicare is a multi-part program under Title 18 of the Social Security Act.
The 86 skilled nursing beds at Evergreen (Creekview North, Creekview South and Creekview Rehabilitation Center) are certified for Medicare Part A coverage. This means that if a resident meets specific criteria (3-day qualifying hospital stay and need for skilled rehabilitation or skilled nursing services on a daily basis), Medicare A may pay up to a maximum of 100 days of a nursing home stay.
Residents living at Evergreen may find that Medicare B will assist with payments for ancillary services such as lab, x-ray and therapy. Medicare B may also assist with paying for the cost of durable medical equipment such as canes and walkers if a physician has ordered them.
This is an optional prescription drug benefit which has been created to assist the elderly in paying for prescription drugs. There are many plans with a wide variety of options from which to choose.
Further information regarding Medicare A, B and D benefits may be obtained from:
Social Security Administration
400 City Center - Suite B
Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 232-2355 or (800) 772-1213