medicare wellness exam

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 …

fall prevention

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 …

does medicare cover flu shots

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 …

winter wellness

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 …