Recommended Items to Bring On Visits:
- Medical records, including immunization records
- A detailed family health history
- A full list of medications and supplements, including calcium and vitamins, and how often and how much of each they take
- A full list of current providers and suppliers involved in their care, including community-based providers (for example, personal care, adult day care, and home-delivered meals) and behavioral health specialists
Heart Health Tips Recommended by the CDC:
- Talk to your doctor and learn your health history
- Eat a healthy diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products. Try to avoid highly processed foods
- Make time to get at least 150 minutes of exercise per week
- Quit smoking
- Take prescribed medications and ask questions if you have any
- Limit alcoholic beverage intake and try to drink more water rather than sugary drinks
- Monitor your blood pressure at home
Medicare and Home Health Care Presentation
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2023
Time: 3:00 – 3:30 PM (EST)
Medicare Minutes are short, engaging presentations on current Medicare topics hosted by the Medicare Rights Center. Each month’s presentation is streamed live on your Medicare Interactive profile and will help you learn more about your benefits and make the most of your Medicare coverage. You can see the full Medicare Minute schedule for the year and add the webinars to your calendar.
Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations for Older Adults
There are two vaccines that help prevent pneumococcal disease among adults 65 years or older. Both vaccines are safe and effective, but they cannot be given at the same time.
Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23)
CDC recommends all adults 65 years or older get a shot of PPSV23.
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13)
CDC recommends adults 65 years or older get a shot of PCV13 if they have never received a dose and have a:
- Condition that weakens the immune system†
- Cerebrospinal fluid leak
- Cochlear implant
Older adults who have never received a dose and do not have one of the conditions described above may also discuss vaccination with their vaccine provider to decide if PCV13 is appropriate for them.
If you are recommended to or want to receive both vaccines:
- Get PCV13 first. Talk to your doctor about when to come back to get PPSV23.
- If you’ve already received PPSV23, wait at least a year after that shot before you get PCV13.
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