CMS SSNRI Initiative Set to Eliminate SSNs from Medicare Cards in 2018

CMS Announces That Its 2018 Social Security Number Removal Initiative Will Issue New Medicare Cards to Protect Cardholder Identities Clearwater, FL – July 24, 2017 – To improve security and comply with the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act of 2015, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, declared its intention to begin…

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How Music and Alzheimer’s Heals & Can Bring Happiness to Seniors

Music therapy is the use of music to achieve physical, mental, and emotional health goals. Music therapists work in a wide variety of locations with many people, but the practice can be especially beneficial for seniors. Music stimulates many different areas of the brain, including the regions of the brain that deal with speech, memory,…

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How to Stimulate The Mind with These Easy Crafts for Seniors

The onset of Dementia or Alzheimer’s leaves little in the way of encouragement and can be frightening. However, aside from medication, there are activities and habits that can help in the aid of memory. Cognitive stimulation helps to slow the decline. Through cognitive stimulation, these activities can bring a sense of joy back into life,…

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2017 Summer Activity Ideas for Seniors with Mobility Issues

Summer is one of those seasons people look forward to all year, and no one can blame them. It’s all about late nights, outdoor living, and spending as much time as possible just enjoying life. When you’re a senior with mobility issues, however, it’s not always so enjoyable. Watching everyone else have a good time…

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The Insider’s Guide to 4th of July Activities for Seniors in 2017

4th of July is a wonderful holiday filled with traditions that people of all ages look forward to. When seniors are invited to join in on these fun activities they feel connected with their families while being engaged in life. Whether you are yourself a senior or you are simply a caregiver for an elderly…

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What is Part A Medicare Hospital Coverage?

Medicare Hospital Coverage Part A covers hospital costs while you are a patient in a regular hospital, acute care facility, long term care facility, rehabilitation center or psychiatric hospital. Part A is just one component of your Medicare coverage. Most people also enroll in Part B for other medical costs and Part D for prescription…

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Are Costs Different When Working with Medicare Supplement Brokers vs Directly with a Carrier?

Many people worry that it will cost a lot of money to use a broker for their Medicare Supplement, or Medigap, coverage. They expect to pay a fee for the broker’s services, either up-front or in the form of a higher monthly premium.   But the fact is, working with a broker usually costs less…

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