Does Medicare pay for home modifications or equipment that can help my loved one stay at home?

Section XII.c. Caring for a Loved One
Question 8 of 18 (use "Last" or "Next" buttons to see more)

Medicare will cover durable medical equipment (DME) equipment that is medically necessary, able to withstand repeated use, and is generally not useful to someone in the absence of illness or injury. DME includes items like wheelchairs, walkers, scooters and hospitals beds.

Medicare generally does not pay for any assistive equipment that is not strictly medically necessary. Medicare will never cover home modifications (like the installation of a stairlift or grab bars near the toilet or tub) or assistive devices (like large-button telephones or flashing doorbell signals for the hard-of-hearing).


Related Questions
Can my state give me more rights and protections than federal law regarding Medigap plan enrollment?

Donate Now
 
 
Go to previous question Go to next question
 
GO TO
Medicare coverage of medical equipment

 
LINKS
Find a Medicare Durable Medical Equipment Supplier (Medicare.gov)

 
< Last | Next >