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John Siegel

John is the Senior Vice President of Business Development, Sales, for GA Foods. John has worked with health plans for many years and provides nutritional solutions to help keep members healthy. John enjoys boating, golfing, and spending time with his grandchildren!

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It's Time to Choose Your Medicare Plan for 2021!

Posted by John Siegel on Sep 17, 2020 11:25:03 AM

The annual open enrollment time for Medicare is fast approaching! From October 15 to December 7, adults age 65 and over will need to select the type of Medicare plan they want for 2021. There are more choices than ever, and it's essential to review your options before carefully making a decision.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Telemedicine, Medicare Advantage

Medically-Tailored Meals May Help Health Plans to Reduce Costs

Posted by John Siegel on Jun 25, 2020 11:15:00 AM

 

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Heart Disease, Healthcare Cost Reduction, Food Insecurity, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage

Keep Older Adults Nourished With Home-Delivered Meals

Posted by John Siegel on Feb 6, 2020 11:21:00 AM

We know avoiding hospitalizations is a top priority for health plans. One way to keep your members out of the hospital, and to reduce the chance of readmission, is to prevent malnutrition. In fact, roughly one-third of patients who are not malnourished at admission will become so during their stay. Weight loss, being underweight, and failure-to-thrive/malnutrition have all been associated with readmission within 30 days of discharge.

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Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Malnutrition, Post Discharge, Senior Nutrition

Senior Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by John Siegel on Dec 18, 2019 10:45:00 AM

Holiday shopping for loved ones can be difficult, especially when it comes to older adults in your life. But the holidays are about thoughtfulness and a meaningful gift no matter how small, can make a big difference to them now more than ever.

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Topics: Seniors, Shopping for seniors

Fall Into Better Health Part 3: Ways To Stay Hydrated

Posted by John Siegel on Oct 31, 2019 10:45:00 AM

This is the third in a series of four articles in our Fall Into Better Health series.


Making up more than 60% of our body, water isn’t just an important part of staying healthy; it’s vital in keeping us alive. From properly balancing bodily fluids to kidney function, hydration keeps our body working the way it should be—which becomes increasingly more important as we age

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Topics: Senior Nutrition, Baby Boomers, Dehydration

Fall Into Better Health: Part I: Keeping Your Brain Sharp

Posted by John Siegel on Oct 9, 2019 1:13:27 PM

 

This is the first in a series of four articles in our Fall Into Better Health series.

Maintaining our health as we age ensures wellness, happiness, and longevity. Through routine checks of our blood pressure, heart, eyes, and even bones, doctor visits are a must, but we tend to forget about checking in on one critical part: Our brain. The good news, however, is that there are many ways to ensure it stays healthy and sharp, and with the new discoveries surrounding brain aging, there are many important reasons.

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Topics: Senior Health, Aging Well, Senior Nutrition

New Ways Health Plans Are Attracting More Members

Posted by John Siegel on May 15, 2019 1:47:36 PM

 

With more than 20 million Medicare beneficiaries now enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans, the demand for more freedom and flexibility with healthcare plan options has never been higher. Which, for health plans, means it’s more crucial than ever to make sure you’re offering the convenience and service it takes to maintain current membership – while attracting new members.

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Topics: Medicare, Senior Health Plans

Reducing Hospital Readmissions with Nutrition

Posted by John Siegel on Apr 18, 2019 10:37:00 AM

 

 

With a total annual cost of disease-associated malnutrition in the U.S. totaling more than $147 billion, it is perhaps perplexing and troubling that nutrition still remains poorly misunderstood by healthcare providers, administrators and payers alike. But mistaken or not, over the past few years, one thing is certain: Reducing hospital readmissions is at the forefront of healthcare organizations across the country.

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Topics: Healthcare Cost Reduction, Post Discharge

Meal Delivery Service for At-Risk Patients

Posted by John Siegel on Feb 10, 2016 10:03:20 AM

John Siegel is the VP of Business Development for GA Foods.  He has extensive experiencworking with health care organizations to optimize benefits provided to their members. Contact John at 954-732-6886 or jsiegel@gafoods.com to learn how your organization may benefit by providing these well-received services.

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Topics: Chronic Disease Management, MCO ROI, Healthcare Cost Reduction

Tips for Preventing Malnutrition in Seniors

Posted by John Siegel on Jan 27, 2016 10:48:43 AM

John Siegel is the VP of Business Development for GA Foods.  He has extensive experiencworking with healthcare organizations to optimize benefits provided to their members. Contact John at 954-732-6886 or jsiegel@gafoods.com to learn how your organization may benefit by providing these well-received services.

It may seem unbelievable, considering the abundance of food in the U.S., but malnutrition is a very real problem among the elderly. It’s estimated that as many as one out of every four senior citizens suffers from poor nutrition. This can have a serious negative impact on health, from lowered immunity to slower wound healing and exacerbation of existing diseases. It can lead to loss of weight and muscle strength, making daily activities more difficult and increasing the likelihood of falls.

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Topics: Malnutrition in Elderly, Home Delivered Meals, Chronic Disease Management, Senior Health, Food Insecurity, Food Security Impact

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