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Everything You Need to Know About Your Medicare Card

When you enroll in Medicare, you receive a red, white, and blue Medicare card. This is your main card for Medicare. Keep it safe, whether you have Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan. If you are already receiving Social Security benefits, you are automatically enrolled in Medicare, and your card should arrive in the mail three months before you turn 65. If you are...

5 Common Misconceptions About Medicare

If you are newly eligible for Medicare and navigating the territory for the first time, you know how complicated the subject can be. Although there is an abundance of material out there, it is not always accurate and may only add to the confusion. The following are five common Medicare myths debunked: Medicare Is Part of Social Security This is not correct. Social Security and...

Is It Time for Long-Term Care?

Most people prefer to remain in their own homes as long as possible and may dread the idea of a nursing home – even though many long-term care facilities are excellent. If you notice changes in lifestyle, abilities, or personal care, it may be time to consider getting help.  What is Long-Term Care? Long-term care is a set of services designed for people who could...

5 Fitness Tips to Improve Flexibility and Balance

Two of the most troubling effects of age are loss of physical flexibility and balance issues. While these changes may be natural, it doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it! We have assembled some fitness tips for seniors who need to improve flexibility and balance. Stretches Stretching exercises are effective in helping to maintain flexibility. Whether you are active, frequently take walks, cycle, or...

Medicare 101: Terms You Should Know When Reviewing Your Plan

When you enroll in Medicare, it is something like learning a new language. There are a number of terms you will need to learn to understand the process of enrollment and how your plan works. The following are some Medicare terms you will need to know when you review your plan. Part A: Medicare hospital insurance Part B:Medicare doctor and outpatient insurance Part C: Medicare...