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FAQs about the COVID-19 Vaccines and What Seniors Need to Know

FAQs about the COVID-19 Vaccines and What Seniors Need to Know

While COVID-19 affects both young and old, seniors are particularly vulnerable. In fact, eight out of every ten COVID-19 deaths reported in the U.S. have been in adults 65 years-old and over. As you get older, your risk for severe illness from the virus increases. 
The vaccines now being distributed to adults 65 and over provide a glimmer of hope in the darkness of the past year, but you probably have questions — Is the vaccine safe? How much does it cost? Are there any side-effects? 
In this post, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine with a focus on what senior citizens need to know. 

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Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Wellness Visit!

Don’t Forget to Schedule Your Wellness Visit!

This is a friendly reminder to schedule your Yearly Wellness Visit!

Did you know that if you’ve had Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) for longer than 12 months, you’re entitled to a yearly “Wellness” visit once a year?

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Deciding on Your Medicare Future — Traditional vs Advantage

Deciding on Your Medicare Future — Traditional vs Advantage

Who knew deciding which Medicare plan to pick could be so challenging? To the unfamiliar, it may seem a bit like translating a foreign language! And, to make matters even more complicated, it’s not always clear which plans, particularly within Medicare Advantage,...

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Why Home-based Medical Care is the Solution in 2021 and Beyond

Why Home-based Medical Care is the Solution in 2021 and Beyond

It’s safe to say that the past year has been unlike one we’ve ever experienced. COVID -19 has disrupted all of our lives to varying degrees, and forced us to adapt to the “new normal.” Without question, one of the industries most disrupted in 2020 was healthcare. In...

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Celebrating the Holiday Season Safely During COVID-19

Celebrating the Holiday Season Safely During COVID-19

The holidays are here and there’s nothing we want more than to celebrate with our families and friends, but COVID-19 is NOT on anyone’s Wish-List! After nearly a year of separation from our loved ones, we long for a joyous celebration around the table, but as of this writing, COVID-19 still poses a great health risk, so we have to reconsider how we celebrate.

This holiday season won’t be what we’re used to, but there are still ways to make it special and enjoyable for your entire family. Think outside the box and you’ll find some unique ways to celebrate that will keep up the holiday spirit and your family and friends safe. Below, we included a few helpful suggestions and ideas for how to spread holiday cheer without spreading the virus. 

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Tips for Keeping Older Adults Safe During the Winter Season

Tips for Keeping Older Adults Safe During the Winter Season

The cold winter months are difficult for everyone, but especially for older adults. The freezing air and slippery roads create hazardous situations for vulnerable bodies. Here are 6 tips to keep them safe during winter.  1. Bundle Up  Older adults are more...

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Flu Shots During COVID-19 – What Seniors Need to know

Flu Shots During COVID-19 – What Seniors Need to know

Winter is approaching, which means flu season is too. And, this year, we need to protect ourselves not only from influenza, but also the Coronavirus. That's why it’s even more essential to take the proper precautions, especially for our senior patients who are more...

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If I’m Over 65, Do I Need the Higher Dose Flu Shot?

If I’m Over 65, Do I Need the Higher Dose Flu Shot?

Flu season is upon us and that means it's time for the flu shot. With so many choices, we've helped narrow it down to the right ones for seniors. Our motive is to present you with your options so that with your doctor's help and the information you've gathered...

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Staying Hydrated During the Summer

Staying Hydrated During the Summer

Now that summer has officially begun, it’s more important than ever to stay hydrated. The old adage tells us to “drink eight glasses of water a day” to prevent dehydration--a condition that occurs when the body does not have...

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