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Ways to Cope with Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is an affliction that millions of people, both young and old, face in the United States. One’s likelihood of experiencing hearing loss grows as they age. Upon reaching age 75 or older, roughly half of seniors experience some form of hearing loss. If you find yourself losing your hearing, you may start to […]

What are Electrolytes?

If you’ve ever seen an ad for a sports drink or played sports, you’ve likely heard of electrolytes. But what are they exactly? Why does Gatorade have electricity in it, and why do you need it after you exercise? Is it really that important, or is it just a marketing strategy? In reality, “electrolytes” is […]

What Are Service Animals?

If you have a pet, you may agree that they can help you emotionally, but there’s a special designation of animal that takes help to the next level. These are service animals. And, while they are almost always dogs, they can also be miniature horses. Service animals have gotten a bit of a bad rap […]

What Does Medicare Cover for Diabetics?

If you have diabetes, you know it’s a day-to-day reality that needs to be attended to. It can feel like a full-time job, but you don’t have to do it alone. Medicare covers diabetes medications, supplies and services to help treat diabetes and keep blood glucose in a healthy range. Medicare Part B covers blood glucose testing […]

5 Healthy Ways to Stay Busy on a Rainy Day

Spring can be an unreliable time of the year in terms of the weather. It can be a beautiful day in the morning, only to turn ugly and rainy out of nowhere. This can throw a wrench in your plans, if you were hoping to go on a long walk or hike, for example. On […]

How Seniors Can Start Bird-Watching

For many seniors, bird-watching, or birding as it’s sometimes known, can be a fun hobby that allows them to feel a closer connection with nature, whether you’re in the countryside or the big city. Between the emotional and mental benefits, as well as the potential for physical exercise, bird-watching can offer real health benefits. With […]

How Medicare Can Help with Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious condition that can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms and can ruin your sleep (as well as the sleep of your family). While mild sleep apnea may be able to be treated some lifestyle changes, more severe cases may require durable medical equipment or even surgery. In some […]

March 2020 Medicare Update

MEDICARE + EMPLOYER-BASED COVERAGE WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRIMARY AND SECONDARY COVERAGE? When you have Medicare and another type of insurance, Medicare will either pay primary or secondary for your medical costs. Primary insurance pays first for your medical bills. Secondary insurance pays after your primary insurance. Usually, secondary insurance pays some or all […]

CMS Announces Expanded Telehealth Benefits for COVID-19 Outbreak

On March 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Trump Administration announced that they would be expanding Medicare’s coverage of telehealth services to ensure that beneficiaries could receive care in the comfort and safety of their own homes during the COVID-19 outbreak. This is coupled with the announcement week before […]

CMS & Insurers Announce Part C and D Coverage for COVID-19

CMS recently met with insurers and released a guidance and memorandum to expand availability of COVID-19 tests and services. Here’s what you need to know. News about the coronavirus — officially called the SARS-CoV02, 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19 — has been everywhere lately. As of writing this article (March 12, 2020), there are more […]