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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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How to Sign Up for Medicare

Kelsey Davis Medicare

An estimated 70 billion baby boomers are nearing retirement, and over 10,000 boomers are turning 65 every single day. If you’re new to Medicare, we can help you understand how to sign up for Medicare and answer your questions about coverage, benefits, qualifications, fraud, and privacy. How to Sign Up for Medicare If you currently receive Social Security benefits, you’ll …

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Take Advantage of Medicare Wellness Exams and Preventative Benefits

Aaron L General, Medicare

Medicare offers many benefits at zero cost to recipients, but many of the 59 million Americans enrolled in Medicare are either not aware of all of the benefits, or are simply not taking full advantage of all of these offered services. For example, in 2014 only around 14% of Medicare recipients received the free Medicare wellness exam covered under Medicare …

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2019 Medicare Advantage Changes

Kelsey Davis Medicare, Medicare Advantage

On October 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) announced the 2019 Original Medicare premium and deductible increase, but what about Medicare Advantage (MA) plans? Unlike Medicare Part A and B, beneficiaries enrolled in MA plans may see a decrease in their premiums for the upcoming year. Medicare Advantage Cost Changes and 2019 Premiums In September, CMS announced …

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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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OTC Medicare Drug Coverage

Kelsey Davis Medicare, Medicare Advantage

According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the average American makes 26 trips per year to buy over-the-counter (OTC) products. As you age, this number may increase. This means you may be spending more on these products each year. Every penny counts and understanding the products, drugs, and the role of Medicare Advantage pre-paid card can help you save in …

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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 …