Making the best Medicare and Medicare Part D choices can be overwhelming. You may have questions about eligibility, coverage, and different plans. You are not alone. Everyone with Medicare, regardless of income, health status, or prescription drug usage, has access to prescription drug coverage. Medicare prescription drug plans will vary, but like other insurance, enrollees pay a monthly premium and a share of the drug costs. Visit the www.medicare.gov website for comprehensive information about your drug coverage options.
Medicare Frequently Asked Questions
Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
When you join our club for seniors 62+, you receive discounts, priority invitations to social events and educational seminars and a quarterly newsletter. You'll also have access to a dedicated Senior Health Services billing specialist to answer your questions about your bill and insurance.
Specialized inpatient care for seniors
During your inpatient stay at the hospital, we have several support services available, some of which are specially designed for seniors, to help make your stay as comfortable as possible and to foster healing.
All adult inpatient units in the hospital have an activity cart filled with items such as playing cards, dice, puzzle books, reading glasses, hearing aid batteries and more.
Footprints Walking Program
Specially-trained volunteers serve as motivational coaches who promote exercise and encourage patients to get out of bed and walk. Research has shown that patients who walk early and frequently during their hospitalization may experience improved clinical outcomes, including a shorter hospital stay.
Silver Spoons is a group of volunteers who help feed elderly patients who have difficulties feeding themselves or would simply like some company during their meals.
Nothing lifts the spirits and puts a smile on patients' faces like the tail-wagging friendliness of a pet therapy dog. That’s why Animal-Assisted Therapy is so successful in helping improve patients’ physical and emotional well-being. We hear time and again that our canine visitors help reduce stress, pain, anxiety and loneliness, which can help the healing process.
At NCH, we understand that during times of crisis spiritual care can play a major role in providing you and your family with the best possible support. For this reason, Hospital chaplains are always available to reach across faith group boundaries to meet your needs. Chaplains are available any time of the day or night. Simply ask any staff member or hospital operator to call or page the chaplain on-call (pager number 2010).