Admitting you need help getting around can be hard. Canes, walkers and scooters are for the old and feeble in some folks’ minds. One of the most common concerns we hear from the friends and family of our Medicare members is the refusal to acknowledge the limitations on mobility that frequently come with age. Not being able to walk as fast, up stairs or even across the parking lot is fru [...]

Most of us would like to be able to move around without help from anyone or anything. Unfortunately, this isn’t always possible. Sometimes you need a little extra help getting around after surgery. Or maybe you need more permanent help getting from place to place. It can be scary having to rely on something for help.  But this could mean the difference between staying safe and having an ac [...]

Are you worried a friend or someone you love might need help getting around? Talking to your loved one about fall prevention and mobility aids can be hard to do. Few adults want to admit they need help getting around or that it might be time to give up some of their independence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adults over the age of 65 experienc [...]

This year, the Florida Blue Centers are committed to providing classes to our communities that can help everyone live a more centered and fulfilling life. Tune in each month to find out what’s happening in your neighborhood! PHA Book Campaign Hear from the world’s happiest people. Visit one of our Neighborhood Nurses and get your Personal Health Assessment during the mo [...]

It’s hard to know when it’s time to give up some independence and ask for help. As your family members and friends age, it may be up to you to look for signs they need help.  Here are some issues to watch for and tips for what you can do to help your loved one who may need a caregiver’s support. Remember: Everyone ages differently and caregiving needs can be different from person t [...]

Everyone loves saving money when and where they can. Did you also know you can save money on prescription drugs? If you’re a Florida Blue Medicare member, you may save money on your copays when you use one of our preferred pharmacies. Switching to a preferred pharmacy is easy. Why “Preferred”? Preferred pharmacies are all of the pharmacies in our network that ha [...]

If you can’t remember where your keys are, you’re not alone. One in nine Americans over the age of 45 report experiencing memory problems, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And between 15 and 20 percent of adults over 65 have some form of mild cognitive impairment. So, while losing your keys may be an ordinary memory lapse, it shows most of us can benefit from [...]

Almost 7 million adults over age 65 experience depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And feeling sad isn’t the only symptom. There are many other symptoms that can interfere with your daily life and ability to function. What Is Depression? Depression affects how you feel, think and act. It’s more than just having a bad day. Dep [...]

Did you know that every blood donation could help save as many as three lives?  It’s a fact we all should know and share because the need for blood is every day. Today, we are holding our third annual state-wide blood drive. Blood donations help and save lives on the daily. It’s a simple way to offer an opportunity, a chance to live and make a difference to someone in trauma or nee [...]

We all get busy sometimes, and it’s important to take time out to see how we’re doing. That’s where your Medicare plan comes in: it’s designed with YOU in mind. It has many built-in self-care features that you can tailor to your specific health needs and goals. We’ve written full-length articles on each one. Click any link to find out more! [...]

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