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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 …

Shingles in the Elderly: Signs & Prevention

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Shingles in the Elderly: Signs & Prevention According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one-third of people in the United States will develop shingles at some point in their life. The risk of developing shingles increases as you age and is more likely in those who have had the chickenpox (Varicella) virus. Prepare yourself now by learning …

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What is the Cigna and Express Scripts deal?

Kelsey Davis News

What is the Cigna and Express Scripts deal? Cigna and Express Scripts announced their 54 billion dollar merger in March of 2018. Cigna provides coverage to 95 million beneficiaries around the world and Express Scripts helps fill 1.4 billion prescriptions annually. The goal of this merger is to create both affordable and personalized healthcare for consumers. Cigna and Express Scripts …

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Retirement and Medicare Eligibility

Kelsey Davis Medicaid, Medicare

There are currently an estimated 70 billion baby boomers who are nearing retirement. Planning for retirement is crucial to living a comfortable and healthy life. An annual estimate by Fidelity shows the average couple retiring at age 65 will need $280,000 to cover health-related costs. Fortunately, Medicare can help, but there is a set of guidelines and regulations regarding enrollment. …

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Home Care Services vs. Senior Assisted Living

Kelsey Davis Caregiver, Medicare

Nearly half of everyone over the age of 65 needs some form of assistance in their daily routine. That’s approximately 18 million seniors! When choosing between home care services and senior assisted living, it’s important to consider the costs, qualifications, and available services before making a final decision. Home care services allow you to get the assistance you need in …

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Vitamin D for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Vitamin D for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” is essential. It helps absorb calcium, which is necessary for bone health and strength. Over an extended period of time, vitamin D deficiency can result in obesity, diabetes, hypertension, depression, Osteoporosis, and more. Vitamin D for seniors and Medicare eligibles becomes increasingly important with age, …

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Dental Care for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health, Medicare Advantage

Dental Care for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, most people over the age of 65 are missing an average of 13 teeth. In fact, it is estimated that 27% have no remaining teeth at all. Dental problems are among the most common health issues for older adults. Proper dental care for …

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Guide to Winter Wellness for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles

Kelsey Davis Fitness & Health

Guide to Winter Wellness for Seniors and Medicare Eligibles Winter often consists of lower temperatures, less sunlight, and more time indoors. The same weather that is bothersome to most can prove to be dangerous for others. Seniors and Medicare eligibles face several dangers including falling on ice or snow, frostbite, and hypothermia. Our guide to winter wellness can help ensure …