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Wearable Technology is Transforming the Lives of the Elderly

Posted by Michele Bauer on Dec 1, 2016 10:54:07 AM

When technology “wearables” come to mind, many of us think about smart watches or fitness trackers. Those may be the most popular; however, there are entire categories of technological products that make independence, safety and freedom possible for those who rely on them – particularly for the elderly.

Here are a few examples of wearables that are currently available, as well as ones to watch for
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Senior Safety in Winter Months

Posted by Michele Bauer on Nov 22, 2016 10:40:43 AM

Slippery sidewalks and freezing temperatures are a reality this time of year in many parts of the country.  These extreme temperatures and snowy conditions can take a real toll on the mobility of seniors.  It can be seriously dangerous for seniors to venture outside.  There are some things you can do to ensure the safety of the seniors in your life.

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5 Holiday Health Tips for Seniors

Posted by Michele Bauer on Nov 18, 2016 11:42:22 AM

Although the holidays are meant to be a time of joy, love and happiness, it can also be a time of overwhelming stress and exhaustion.  For many seniors, shopping, cooking, hosting or traveling can be a lot to handle this time of year.

Here are some tips for managing stress and maintaining good health during the holiday season:
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Stretching and Seniors: An Important Combination

Posted by Michele Bauer on Nov 3, 2016 3:12:18 PM

With colder weather making its appearance around the country, many seniors may be tempted to put up their walking shoes and hunker down for the winter months.  But settling in for the long winter could lead to health problems down the road.  While it may not be safe to continue an outdoor routine every day, there are some great stretches that you can try that will keep your muscles flexible.

As we age muscles become shorter and lose their elasticity. Stretching is an important part of elderly and seniors flexibility and will help offset the effects of normal decline in the flexibility of your joints, and help you remain active and independent.

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Home Monitoring Series: MedWand

Posted by Michele Bauer on Oct 27, 2016 2:27:06 PM

Telemedicine is a progressive care delivery model working to improve the cost and convenience of high-quality health care for seniors. The American Telemedicine Association defines telemedicine, also referred to as telehealth, as, “the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s clinical health status.”  Telemedicine offers patients the opportunity to meet with a board-certified doctor, 24/7, seven days a week without leaving the comfort of their home.

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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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