does medicare cover vision coverage

Does Medicare cover vision coverage?

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare

Nearly one in three older adults over the age of 65 suffer from some form of vision-reducing eye disease. These diseases include glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. As you age, your risk for these diseases increases. Understanding Medicare vision coverage allows you to protect your aging eyes and save money in the long run. Medicare Vision Coverage Your …

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Medicare for Diabetics and Diabetes Management

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare

Diabetes is one of the largest health issues facing America and affects over 12 million older adults. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death by 2030. The risk of developing diabetes increases with age, so it’s important to understand the role of Medicare for diabetics and diabetes management. Medicare for …

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Assistive Devices for the Elderly: Feel Comfortable with Independent Living

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare Advantage

As you age, simple tasks like buttoning your shirt, getting out of your chair, and putting on your shoes can become increasingly difficult. Assistive devices can help restore your confidence, improve mobility, and increase safety in your home. The first step in making your day-to-day life easier is understanding assistive technology, durable medical equipment, and the role of Medicare. What …

Does Medicare Cover Weight Loss Programs? | Medicare Plan Finder

Does Medicare Cover Weight Loss Programs?

Anastasia Iliou Fitness & Health, General, Medicare

Did you know that you can use your Medicare coverage to fight obesity? Your coverage includes obesity screenings, counseling sessions, nutritionists, and qualified dietitians. It may even include gym membership discounts. If you think eating well and exercising is too expensive, think again: Your Medicare plan covers it. Obesity is a Disease In 2013, the American Medical Association officially started …

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Alzheimer’s Care Guide: Symptoms, Stages, Prevention, and Treatment

Kelsey Davis Caregiver, Fitness & Health, Medicare, Medicare Advantage

There are more than 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. This number is expected to reach 14 million by 2050. The complications from this disease make Alzheimer’s the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, so it’s important to educate yourself on the symptoms, signs, stages, prevention, and treatment. Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia Dementia is a syndrome …

Pneumonia in the Elderly

Pneumonia in the Elderly: Causes, Treatment, and Prevention

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than three million Americans develop pneumonia each year. As you age, your risk of developing this infection increases. Pneumonia can cause serious complications in older adults and can even be fatal. Take this time to educate yourself on the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of pneumonia in the elderly. What …

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Fall Prevention: Tips, Tricks, and Exercises

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of injury and death in older adults. Falls can occur at any time and can range in severity. Seniors and Medicare eligibles can suffer from significant injuries or pain. The average hospital cost for a fall injury can exceed $30,000. Fall prevention is important to help …

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Silver and Fit & Silver Sneakers Medicare Fitness Programs

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Wishing you could afford a gym membership or a yoga class? You might be able to get the coverage you need with a Medicare fitness program. Chronic disease prevention is one of the requirements for all Medicare plans, which is why a Medicare fitness program supports fall prevention, hypertension, diabetes, and more. Seniors and Medicare beneficiaries who have physician referrals …

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Does Medicare cover flu shots?

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, there are over 31.4 million outpatient doctor visits due to the flu virus in the United States. Anyone can get the flu, even the healthiest of people, which is why it’s important to take the necessary preventive measures. Getting an annual flu shot is the best way to …