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Can You Laminate Your Medicare Card?

Can You Laminate Your Medicare Card?

One of the most common questions we receive is, “Can you laminate your Medicare card?” It’s a great question because many people think of their card the same way as they think of their Social Security card – and just like certain things require a Social Security card, you’ll need…


Medicare Coverage for Sleeping Disorders

Most experts recommend older adults get seven to nine hours of sleep per night; however, age-related changes in sleep patterns­ – including trouble falling or staying asleep – can make it difficult to catch enough Z’s. Lack of sleep can cause many problems, such as excessive daytime sleepiness, falls, overuse…

Countdown! 10 Fun New Year’s Party Ideas for Older Adults

Welcoming a new year is a special time of looking forward to new beginnings, fresh outlooks on life, and celebrating all of those accomplishments you’ve achieved in live thus far. How do you plan to ring in the new year? Whether you’re spending New Year’s with your family, partner, friends,…

Senior Computer Classes to Try Online for FREE

Over the past two decades, computer use among older adults has doubled– and today, 67 percent of seniors are using the internet, according to the Pew Research Center. However, despite the growing trend towards a more computer-savvy population, many older adults fall behind younger generations when it comes to technology adoption….

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Medicare Coverage of Mental Health Services

A person’s mental health refers to their state of psychological, emotional, and social well-being – and it’s important to take care of it at every stage of life, from childhood to late adulthood. Fortunately, Medicare beneficiaries struggling with mental health conditions may be covered for mental health services through Medicare….

Medicare for Snowbirds Living in Two States & Dual Residency

The term “snowbird” often refers to retirees who temporarily migrate from the cold winter months of their long-time home to a second residence in the warmer, southern region of the United States. If you’re a Medicare beneficiary with homes in different states, you understandably want to know if your health…


5 Health Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that incorporates a series of weight shifting, body rotations, and semi-squat exercises with deep breathing techniques. Learn how its gentle movements are an ideal body and mind exercise for helping older adults stay healthy and fit. 1. Nearly anyone can do it!…


When to Enroll & Change Medicare Supplement Plans

Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap or MedSup), sold by private companies, helps pay some health care costs that Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) doesn’t cover. Policies can include coverage for deductibles, coinsurance, hospital costs, skilled nursing facility costs, and sometimes health care costs when traveling outside the U.S. If…

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Does Medicare Cover Assisted Living for Dementia?

When dementia interferes with the daily life of a loved one, many families and caregivers consider an assisted living facility. Assisted living is a type of long-term care (also called custodial care) of services and supports for personal care needs, which include activities of daily living (ADL) like housekeeping, dressing,…