Open enrollment for 2023 Medicare is here! From now until December 7, Americans 65 and older can review and change their Medicare coverage options for 2023. Many health plans offer new and expanded benefits for 2023. Recent data indicates that 45% of enrollees selected Medicare Advantage plans – or Part D for 2022. By 2025, Medicare Advantage enrollment will reach over 50%.
Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare, Senior Nutrition, Social Determinants of Health, Older Adults, Medicare Advantage
Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Heart Disease, Shopping for seniors
At last, warmer temperatures are here, and it's time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine! If you are outside and increasing your activity level, it's crucial to be sure you are drinking enough water each day to avoid dehydration. You may be surprised to learn that dehydration is one of the more frequent causes of hospitalization for those 65 and older.
Topics: Chronic Disease Management, Healthy Home Delivered Meals, Older Adults
The risk of malnutrition often occurs even before hospital admission. More than one-third of patients are malnourished when they enter the hospital. It’s no surprise that malnutrition can negatively affect their clinical outcomes and increase costs.
Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Post Discharge, Medically-Tailored Meals
The Annual Open Enrollment period to choose Medicare plans is here! An exciting change for 2021 is the significant increase in supplemental benefits to members who chose Medicare Advantage.
Topics: Home Delivered Meals, Medicare Advantage
For your members who are in isolation and are having allergy symptoms, earaches, flu, or mental health issues, telemedicine may be the best option to seek medical help. Public health experts, doctors, and hospitals are encouraging telemedicine as the solution to keep patients safe and yet receive proper medical attention. For non-emergency ailments, consulting with a health care professional via computer, smartphone, or tablet is an easy and secure way for them to obtain treatment.
Topics: Diabetes, Senior Nutrition, aging in place, Telemedicine
This is the last in a series of four articles in our Fall Into Better Health series.When it comes to maintaining our health, we tend to think of more straightforward solutions like diet and exercise. But surprisingly, as we age, our well-being is heavily dependent on our level of socialization .
Topics: Senior Health, Aging Well
Topics: Food Assistance Programs, Senior Nutrition
Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) launches ways to help celebrate Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. It’s designed to make it easy for everyone to get involved.
Topics: Senior Health
This is part four of a four part series on socialization for older adults and attracting baby boomers to senior centers.
From the ability to connect with people all over the globe to sharing real-time moments, news, and messages with just one click, it’s fair to say that social media has not only transformed the way we communicate. It’s transformed life as we know it. And perhaps no one is enjoying this uber-connected world more than baby boomers.
Topics: Senior Health, Social Media