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Fall Prevention: Tips, Tricks, and Exercises

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Fall Prevention: Tips, Tricks, and Exercises 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. These injuries can generate yearly costs exceeding $50 billion. Fall prevention …

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Does Medicare cover flu shots?

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare

Does Medicare cover flu shots? 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 …

Yoga for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Yoga for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles Yoga for seniors and Medicare eligibles is an effective way to improve your mental and physical wellness. Yoga can be intimidating. Many seniors and Medicare eligibles may even say the complex poses and intricate twists are simply unattainable. However, yoga doesn’t have to be intimidating or unattainable. Yoga for seniors and Medicare eligibles has …

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Do Your Doctors Follow The 8-Minute Rule?

Anastasia Iliou Fitness & Health, General, Medicare

Do Your Doctors Follow The 8-Minute Rule? Medicare has certain rules and regulations in place to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse.  Here’s one you may not have heard of – the 8-minute rule. Providers must treat patients for at least eight minutes to receive Medicare reimbursement. With this rule, your doctors can’t rush from patient to patient. You can get the quality …

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Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit: Medicare Fitness Programs

Anastasia Iliou Fitness & Health

Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit: Medicare Fitness Programs 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 …

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Health Benefits of Pets for Seniors

Anastasia Iliou Fitness & Health, General

Health Benefits of Pets for Seniors Most people can’t help but smile when a fluffy dog comes running over. Did you know that pets (especially dogs and cats) have been proven to provide both mental and physical health benefits? Your health and well-being may just be the best excuse yet for you to adopt a furry friend. Health Benefits of …

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Navigating the Medicare Physical Therapy Cap

Anastasia Iliou Fitness & Health, Medicare

Navigating the Medicare Physical Therapy Cap This post was originally published on January 4, 2018. Updated August 24, 2018.  Every Medicare beneficiary begins with Original Medicare, which includes Part A, hospital coverage, and Part B, medical coverage. Most physical therapy services will fall under Medicare Part B – however, there are specific Medicare guidelines for physical therapy in-home health services …

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Common Men’s Health Problems and Medicare

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare

Common Men’s Health Problems and Medicare Are you a man who puts off fixing the sink? How about cutting the lawn? Men have a reputation for pushing things aside until later. But should you procrastinate when it comes to your health? Checking in with your doctor is important. If you’re a man over 50, Medicare is here to help! What …

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Superfoods for Seniors

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Superfoods for Seniors The term “superfood” (a food rich in compounds and nutrients) has become increasingly popular in recent years. Superfoods contribute to a well-balanced diet and provide great health benefits. As you age, the following superfoods can provide missing nutrients in your diet and prevent medical issues. Superfood Vegetables Remember when your mom told you to eat your vegetables? …

How Seniors Can Combat Addiction | Medicare Plan Finder

How Seniors Can Combat Addiction

Anastasia Iliou Fitness & Health, General, Medicare

How Seniors Can Combat Addiction Are you or a loved one suffering from addiction? It’s actually quite common for seniors to suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol due to lack of mobility, isolation and loneliness, and depression. Plus, seniors are more likely to have prescriptions for addictive drugs and are more likely to receive prescriptions that they don’t really …