SILVERcare of Washington, NC is a locally owned, licensed home care agency that was established in 1993 in Greenville, North Carolina. We provide in-home assistance and personal care services to the elderly, disabled and injured. We like to think of ourselves as mature America’s best friend.
Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older and people with certain disabilities. Medicare is broken is different parts, which cover different health services: Medicare Part A is for hospital stays, Part B is for doctors’ services, and Part D is for prescription drugs.
Some people automatically get Medicare, while others have to sign up for it. If you’re already getting Social Security benefits, you will automatically get Medicare benefits when you turn 65. However, if you aren’t receiving Social Security, you will have to sign up for Medicare in order to receive your benefits. You can sign up online, in person, or over the phone.
Your enrollment period for Medicare begins 3 months before you turn 65 and ends 3 months after you turn 65. If you don’t enroll within this period, you may have to pay a late enrollment penalty fee. When enrolling, you can decide whether you’d like traditional Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan. You can also decide whether you’d like to add Part D (prescription drug coverage) to your plan.
For more information about Medicare, visit Medicare’s official website.
For all of your home care needs in Washington, NC, give us a call at SILVERcare.