Taking care of a loved one with special health needs was a tough job before the coronavirus outbreak. If you’re a caregiver, you may feel overwhelmed with responsibilities and isolated as you try to take care of yourself, your family and the loved one who depends on you. You aren’t alone. In fact, as the coronavirus spreads, the number of people caring for sick loved ones at home will l [...]

Technology can seem like it’s moving at lightning speed. New smartphones, constantly updated apps, wireless everything. It’s almost impossible to keep up. And for some, it can feel daunting. But it also can be a valuable asset and a learnable skill. Whether you want to log in to your My Health Link account, video chat with your grandkids or complete an online workout, here are some reso [...]

Irene Seidt hadn’t heard from one of her elderly diabetic patients in a while, so she reached out to check on him. Seidt wanted to tell him that she and others in the Florida Blue Centers were working from their homes due to COVID-19 concerns. She wanted to see if he was taking the precautions they had talked about. And she wanted him to know that although hi [...]

Chances are you probably knew your body would change as you age. Your vision changes. Your hearing changes and we often move a little slower as time goes on. But did you know your body’s response to heat changes as you age, too? Adults over 65 face more health risks when they’re out in the heat or when there is a big temperature change. That’s why it’s so important to take precautions w [...]

When was the last time you logged into your member account, searched for a doctor online or Googled a disease? Today? A week ago? Or maybe, never? Even if you’re a tech novice who prefers pen and paper to emails and texts, our new member portal, My Health Link, can help you better manage your health, all from the comfort of home. Florida Blue Medicare's member w [...]

Men dressed in white lab coats, masks, and gloves knocked on doors in South Florida neighborhoods, claiming they were from a government health agency and wanted to come in to test residents for  COVID-19. Some people have receiv [...]

During this time of uncertainty, it’s more important than ever that we’re looking out for one another. As trips are being canceled, weddings postponed and reunions missed, there are lots of unique challenges we’re all facing as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). While a lot is changing, we aren’t going anywhere. We’re here to answer your questions and get you the care you need. If [...]

Kathy’s mom had been sick for a while, but Kathy was starting to see major changes in her mom’s health. She knew she needed some guidance but wasn’t sure where to turn or what to do next. What were her mom’s wishes? And how could Kathy make sure those wishes were aligned with the health care her mom would need? Kathy isn’t alone. According to a 2019 analysis by the [...]

Wendy Weiss knows it’s best to not get too close to her 83-year-old father right now. As COVID-19 cases continue to climb, keeping a safe distance will help older adults like her dad and his wife stay healthy. So, when Weiss arrived at her father’s home with some chicken soup, she went to the door, set the soup down and walked away. Instead of sharing a hug, they settled for a wave from [...]

There aren’t too many parts of our lives right now that haven’t been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. School is online for our children, family and friend get-togethers are postponed or done remotely through apps or Facetime, and routine outings have been turned into evenings at home. The most important thi [...]

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