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7 Tips to Senior Foot Health

Posted by Michele Bauer on Sep 22, 2016 11:47:29 AM

Some seniors think that foot pain is a normal part of aging that can’t be avoided.  Poor foot health can impact a person's ability to live alone and participate in social activities.  Foot pain does not need to be a cause of limited activity.  Undiagnosed foot conditions can lead to other problems including knee, hip and lower back pain which also lead to decreased mobility and activity.

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Topics: Clinical

Planning for Long-Term Senior Care in the Political Landscape

Posted by Bob Tanner on Sep 16, 2016 10:57:27 AM

In this political season, presidential candidates are beginning to touch on a subject that hits close to home for all PACE organizations: How are we going to care for aging seniors in the coming years?  As the baby boomers start reaching an age that will demand more in the way of personal assistance and social support, we need to be paying attention to how the candidates propose we handle the oncoming turmoil.

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Topics: Education, Operations

Caregivers: Consider Respite Care for Your Loved One

Posted by Michele Bauer on Sep 8, 2016 2:23:54 PM

For loved ones, balancing the needs of caregiving with the demands of everyday life can be overwhelming. According to research from Mayo Clinic, 80 percent of long-term caregivers in the United States are informal or, non-health care professionals. This responsibility has its rewards but even the most resilient people can experience feelings of stress, frustration or exhaustion. Taking advantage of the many resources available to help care for your family member – such as respite care – is so important.

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Topics: Education

The Key to Success: A Partnership Between Your PBM And Your Pharmacy

Posted by Bob Tanner on Sep 1, 2016 1:35:12 PM

All successful businesses and programs rely on strong partnerships to support the organization. No one can do it alone. A good working relationship between pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and pharmacies is no different.

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Staying Fit While Aging: Benefits of Walking

Posted by Michele Bauer on Aug 25, 2016 10:15:06 AM

As we age, everyday movement can become more challenging.  A simple reach for a glass in the cabinet, or bend to straighten a rug become more intentional and need focus to avoid muscle strain.  One of the worst kept secrets to keeping your joints nimble: walking.

You’ve heard it before, leading a sedentary lifestyle can lead to health complications that could be avoided just by participating in regular physical activity. There are so many health benefits to walking! A quick ten minute walk on a treadmill or around your neighborhood three times a day can help keep health problems at bay.

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Topics: Education, Clinical

Pharmastar | PBM

Pharmastar has been focused on providing full-service pharmacy benefits throughout the United States for over 20 years. We administer pharmacy benefits for a wide variety of nation-wide clients including:

  • PACE
  • Medicare Part D
  • Medicaid managed care
  • Commercial plans

Clients are able to take advantage of customized pharmacy network solutions as well as a national network of over 64,000 pharmacies.

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