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How to Prevent Diabetes

Diabetes occurs when your body has trouble metabolizing insulin or can't produce enough. Roughly 90 to 95% of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; this form occurs when your body can't use... Read more

Senior Weight Loss: How to Reach Your Ideal Weight

As you age, you may find your weight changing. Some weight loss for seniors is concerning and some is desirable. Read on to learn more about weight loss for seniors and reaching your ideal weight. What is my ideal weight? The first step to reaching your... Read more

Sleep Problems in Seniors

Sleep problems are common in seniors even if you are healthy, according the U.S. National Library of Medicine. However, sleep needs in seniors remain consistent with that of younger adults. All adults need about 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. Sleep problems... Read more

Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement: How to Choose

After enrolling in the Medicare program, beneficiaries must decide how they want to receive their Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, benefits and whether they need additional coverage. This means that they will have to decide if a Medicare Advantage plan... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Pravachol?

You might receive a prescription for a medicine called Pravachol from your doctor. This is the brand name for a generic prescription drug pravastatin, used to reduce to the risk of heart attack and stroke, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH)... Read more

Emergency Preparedness: Caregiver Tips for the Elderly

An emergency, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is an “unforeseen combination of circumstances…that calls for immediate action.” Emergency preparedness for caregivers can save you from not knowing what to do when your elderly loved one is... Read more

Is Medicare Supplement Plan F Going Away?

What is Medicare Supplement Plan F? After enrolling in Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) many Americans choose to also enroll in a Medicare Supplement plan (also called Medigap) to help cover Medicare’s out-of-pocket costs such as coinsurance,... Read more

What Does Dental Insurance Cover?

Statistics published by the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (in 2016) show that only about 12% of seniors have dental insurance. The lack of dental insurance may partially explain why only half of all seniors have seen a dentist in the past 12... Read more

Insomnia: The Caregiver’s Role

According to the American Psychological Association, almost half of all older adults suffer from insomnia. Whether insomnia manifests as trouble falling asleep or difficulty staying asleep through the night, the health effects are the same. According to... Read more

Does Medicare Cover Prinivil?

Did your doctor prescribe the brand-name prescription called Prinivil or its generic  equivalent, lisinopril? In most cases, Original Medicare Part A or Part B won't cover this oral medication. For coverage of Prinivil or lisinopril, as a Medicare... Read more

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