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  • Does Medicare cover Mobility Scooters?

    Need a Mobility Scooter, but can't afford it? Medicare Part B may help!

    If you're on Medicare and have Part B coverage, you're in luck! You'll only need to meet certain requirements to qualify for a Mobility Scooter or Power Wheelchair with very little out of pocket cost.

  • Does Medicare cover Stair Lifts?

    Does Medicare cover Stair Lifts?

    Like many Seniors, you're probably wondering... Does Medicare cover Stair Lifts? Unfortunately, the answer is that Medicare does not cover stair lifts. Stair lifts currently are not considered a medical necessity.

    However, just because Medicare does not cover the cost of stair lifts does not mean that financial help is not available elsewhere.

  • How to get a Free Electric Wheelchair

    How to get a Free Electric Wheelchair

    Electric wheelchairs are expensive, and there are many people with mobile disabilities who cannot afford to purchase an electric wheelchair. The good news is: there are programs that offer free wheelchairs to people who cannot afford them.

    There are many different charity programs that donate wheelchairs, and other different mobility devices to people in need. Churches, and other organizations in your community offer charity foundations to people with disabilities. You can find out where to locate these organizations in your community on search engines, and social networking websites.

  • Who pays for Elderly Care?

    Who pays for Elderly Care?

    Have you ever wondered who pays for elderly care? Most seniors, and elderly receive assistance from Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. Social Security, and Medicare/Medicaid are government funded programs that provide medical insurance assistance. Medicare is only available for people 65, or older.

    So who actually pays for elderly care? Taxpayers pay for elderly care. On most employment check stubs, you will notice a FICA deduction, or a Medicare deduction. These deductions are equal to 1.45% of your earnings. Your employer pays the other 1.45% resulting in a total of 2.9%.

    For example, if you receive a gross paycheck weekly in the amount of $500, you would pay $7.25 in FICA taxes. You would pay about $377 per year in FICA taxes.

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