The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) created a Star Rating system to help beneficiaries and their families compare plan performance and quality for Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, and Medicare Cost plans.
Roughly a quarter of people age 65 or older suffer from depression. More than half of doctor’s visits by the elderly involve complaints of emotional distress. Twenty percent of suicides in this country are committed by seniors, with the highest success rate belonging to older, white men.
If you are a senior on Medicare, you probably already know that it does not provide all the health insurance coverage you need. Many people consider buying a Medicare supplement plan.
Do you really need to take that vitamin? Probably not. More and more data shows that healthy people don’t gain anything from popping vitamins and minerals, and supplements may even pose risks.
The high cost of healthcare in the United States makes health insurance coverage a necessity for most people, particularly seniors who are more prone to health problems and are more likely to live on fixed incomes.
As we age, cold weather can be extremely dangerous. Plummeting temperatures can lead to, icy sidewalks, hypothermia and other serious injuries. If you have elderly neighbors, friends, or relatives, check in with them this winter and share these winter safety tips.
Relocating can be a chaotic time. It’s easy for small details to get lost in the shuffle or forgotten. Don’t let your Medicare coverage be one of those details.
Living alone is the choice of many senior adults now-a-days but this independence brings with it, its own set of dangers. Smart seniors take care of themselves and their property with some smart measures and precautions.
Are you new to Medicare and confused about when to enroll? Many people aren’t new, but are unsure when or how they are able to make changes to their plan. This article will help explain more about making changes.
Seeing a doctor regularly is a vital investment for your health. Regular examinations catch problems early, when they are more treatable. This is particularly important for older adults, as susceptibility to illness increases with age.