Alzheimer’s & Influenza

Most of us are pretty comfortable receiving the flu vaccine.

It saves lives and it’s been around forever.

Here’s even better news.

According to a study recently published in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, individuals who were vaccinated yearly over an extended period had up to a 40% reduction in the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

Now I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on TV, but I find this to be incredibly good news.

As Medicare Insurance Broker, I’m frequently asked if Medicare pays for long term care.

The answer is no.  Medicare pays a portion of hospital and medical costs but…

It does not pay for non skilled, non medical care. It does not pay for Long Term Care.

This is the care people need when they are unable to perform the activities of daily living:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Transferring
  • Continence

 

This type of care, at home or in a facility, can cost thousands and thousand of dollars monthly and be devastating to a family.

Long Term Care Insurance is an important tool to protect a family from financial ruin.

But in the meantime, consider getting your annual flu vaccination.

Questions about Medicare Insurance?  Book a time on my calendar.