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5 Star Medicare Plans

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There are 2,734 Medicare Advantage plans on the market nationwide in 2019. This is an increase of 417 plans since 2018! Based on location and eligibility, the average enrollee has 24 plan options, but only 10% of beneficiaries are enrolled in 5 star Medicare plans. These star ratings can help you understand the quality of services and care within the plan. What is a Medicare 5 star rating? Medicare has four main parts (A, B, C, and D), but not …

How to Find the Right Geriatric Doctor | Medicare Plan Finder

How to Find the Right Geriatric Doctor

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Finding the right geriatric doctor, or geriatrician, can be difficult. You must have confidence in your doctor’s ability to treat your conditions or to refer you to someone who can. Your health is the most important thing you have, and you need a doctor you’re comfortable with. You might have to ask around or do a little research to find the best one for you. Sometimes the first doctor you talk to isn’t the one for you, but you will …

Medicare and CBD for Seniors

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Studies suggest that seniors are more likely to get addicted to prescription drugs than other age groups. More than 30% of people over the age of 65 take more than five prescription drugs each day. CBD is a natural, non-addictive alternative that can offer relief for conditions like Alzheimer’s, dementia, glaucoma, and arthritis. What is CBD? CBD (cannabidiol) is a natural compound that is found in the cannabis flower. Medicine has used this flower for thousands of years. In more …

Cost of Hip Replacement Surgery | Medicare Plan Finder

Cost of Hip Replacement Surgery

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An estimated 2.5 million Americans have undergone total hip replacements. Conditions such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can cause the hip joint to wear down so much that a hip replacement may be the only course of action to improve your mobility. The total cost of hip replacement surgery can be staggering if you don’t have help from insurance. A total hip replacement costs anywhere from $32,000 to $45,000. The total cost usually includes everything from the surgeon’s initial evaluation …

Does Medicare Cover Urgent Care? | Medicare Plan Finder

Does Medicare Cover Urgent Care?

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More than 89 million patients visit an urgent care facility each year. In fact, the number of facilities nationwide has increased from 6,400 to 8,100 since 2014 with roughly 600 more expected to open in 2019. Urgent care is a cost-effective way to get the care you need. If you’re wondering if Medicare covers urgent care, look no further, Medicare Plan Finder makes understanding your coverage easy. Urgent Care Services Covered by Medicare Urgent care is typically covered by Medicare …

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Elder Care Legal Advice: What Caregivers Need to Know

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While most of caregiving is handling everyday tasks such as bathing and eating, a lot of legal issues surround elder care. Elder law is the body of rules created to protect the elderly. It covers areas such as legal guardianship and protection against elderly abuse and neglect. You may have to fight for your loved one or for yourself. Many caregivers also take on estate administration and power of attorney issues along with medical care decisions. It can seem daunting, …

Mother's Day Health Tips | Medicare Plan Finder

Mother’s Day Health Tips to Share with Your Senior Mother

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Your mother has dedicated her life to caring for you, and as she ages, it’s time for the roles to reverse. The best gift any mother could ask for is for her children to be wonderful, caring adults! As you plan to celebrate this Mother’s Day with your mother, consider giving the gift of your support throughout the rest of her life. Healthy Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day Whether your mom is at home, in a living facility, or a …

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What is Medigap Plan D?

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Medicare Supplements, also known as Medigap plans, add financial benefits that work alongside your Original Medicare. These benefits include help paying your copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. Enrollment has increased every year since 2010, and there are more than 13 million beneficiaries taking advantage of Medigap plans in 2019. There are more than ten types of plans (A, B, C, D, F, G, K, L, M, and N), that offer a wide range of coverage at different costs. Many plans are …

Medicare Dementia Care | Medicare Plan Finder

Medicare Dementia Care

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Dementia is a decline in mental capacity that becomes severe enough to hinder a person’s ability to function. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one-third of Americans die with some form of dementia. Medicare Parts A and B (Original Medicare) will cover everything that’s medically necessary for dementia patients, but many services won’t be covered. While Original Medicare dementia care is limited, certain Medicare Advantage plans offer coverage for more services that can include unexpected offerings like meal delivery. Medicare Coverage …