1. Entering and Leaving Medicare Advantage Plans

    You generally must be enrolled in Medicare Part A and Part B before you can enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. If you want to join a Medicare Advantage plan, you should contact the plan and ask if it is accepting new member enrollments or if it has a waiting list. You may enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan during the seven-month period that starts three months before the month you turn 65, inc…Read More

  2. COVID-19 Vaccines for People with Allergies

    An allergic reaction is considered severe when a person needs to be treated with epinephrine or EpiPen© or if the person must go to the hospital. Experts refer to severe allergic reactions as anaphylaxis. An immediate allergic reaction happens within 4 hours after getting vaccinated and could include symptoms such as hives, swelling, and wheezing (respiratory distress). If You Are Allergic to…Read More

  3. How to Protect Yourself & Others from COVID-19

    Wear a mask If you are not fully vaccinated and aged 2 or older, you should wear a mask in indoor public places. In general, you do not need to wear a mask in outdoor settings. In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated. People who have a condition or are taking me…Read More

  4. Stroke

    Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures). When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it and brain c…Read More

  5. The 15 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

    People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.3 years, on average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For many, then, senior living includes carefully managing chronic conditions in order to stay healthy. Making healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking and losing w…Read More

  6. IN-PATIENT VS. IN-HOME REHAB

    Differences Between In-Patient Rehabilitation and In-Home Physical Therapy After experiencing a serious accident or developing a disability, in-patient rehabilitation can help injured people re-learn how to perform essential functions such as walking and other weight-bearing motions in a safe environment with constant medical supervision and access to hands-on assistance. In-patient rehab and phys…Read More

  7. Do You Need Help With Ostomy Care?

    Ostomy Care Isn’t Always Easy If you have a stoma, caring for the skin around it needs to be done with a certain level of care to maintain your comfort and help. You will want the right nurse to educate you on ostomy care so you can prevent infections. You need to feel confident about caring for the stoma yourself, otherwise you want might to have a caregiver come to your home to help with the p…Read More

  8. 15 Ways to Reduce Fall Risk and Help Prevent Falls

    While you may not be able to always stop a senior from falling, you can take some steps to help reduce the risk. There are many reasons for falls in the elderly, so make sure to look at the whole picture. Use these precautions take care of your loved one and their home to prevent falls: Begin with the bathroom. Wet surfaces (on the floor or counters) can be very dangerous. Seniors lack the balan…Read More

  9. Medicare Open Enrollment: time’s running out

    Medicare Open Enrollment ends December 7. If you’ve been thinking about changing your Medicare coverage, now is the time to act. You may already know you have choices in how you get Medicare hospital, medical, and prescription drug coverage , but did you know you can get help online? Visit “Help with Your Medicare Choices” from your computer or smart phone and answer 5 simple questions abou…Read More