There is no such person as "the older adult." Growing older is as complex and varied as any other stage of life. Just because we're over 50 or 60 or 70 doesn't mean we all fit the same description. We didn't when we were younger, so why should we now?
Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City recognizes this diversity and in response, we offer a wide and growing array of programs to meet the needs of different people or of the same people at different times.
Call 712- 279-2177 for information on the following services.
Silver Advantage Program
Health is a state of body and mind that is:
Meet new friends...Enjoy trips and social events...Attend educational programs.
Identify, prevent or cope with specific health issues.
Up to date on general health questions
Attend wellness programs...Receive newsletters on timely health-related issues.
Informed about personal health questions
Take advantage of health screening and referrals to services that can meet your personal health-related needs.
Participate in helpful support groups.
For trips, tours, dinners, and programs ranging from improving your memory to detecting diabetes to choosing a hearing aid to gardening - join Silver Advantage. Call 712- 279-2177 for free membership information.
Bill Help Program
"How do I make sense of my Medicare statements?"..."Is long term care right for me?"..."How can I help my parents with insurance questions?"
Get answers for your questions!
Mercy in conjunction with the Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP), a special program of the State of Iowa Insurance Division, has started the Bill Help Program. The program provides information on Medicare, Medicare supplement insurance, long term care insurance, and assistance with claims filing for people 65 and older and their families.
Mercy's Bill Help staff and volunteers will assist you with:
- Explaining Mercy hospital bills or other provider bills
- Making payment arrangements
- Applying for Title 19
- Understanding health insurance
- Submitting bills for reimbursement
- Visiting homebound clients
Bill Help is confidential, objective and free. Personal assistance with questions and paperwork is only a phone call away. Call 712-279-2867 for an appointment.