Seniors and Hearing Loss

Seniors and Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting senior adults. Approximately one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and nearly half of those older than 75 have some difficulty hearing. Having trouble hearing can make it hard to understand and follow a doctor's advice, to respond to warnings, and to hear doorbells and alarms. It can also make it hard to enjoy talking with friends and family. Partial or complete deafness can be crippling in one important area: telephone conversations. This can be a major problem, even a great danger, to seniors who depend on telephone communication for everyday tasks. One of the OurSeniors.net Family of Approved Vendors and partners has a solution to this problem. ClearCaptions is an FCC-certified telephone captioning provider whose service is paid for through the Americans with Disabilities Act. ClearCaptions offers real-time phone captioning that allows you to see a text version of every word said during a...
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A Medicare Minute – Original Medicare (Parts A and B)

A Medicare Minute – Original Medicare (Parts A and B)

Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C of Medicare) have grown substantially over the past decade. In 2018, 34% of Medicare beneficiaries were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans. However, “Original Medicare” remains the choice of more than two thirds of all Medicare recipients.  In fact, Original Medicare is the default plan, if you don’t choose another option. There could be several reasons for the continued popularity of Original Medicare; many people just do not want to invest the time and effort needed to choose an Advantage Plan, while others do not wish to be locked into a network of providers as required by many of those plans.  Whatever the reason, it is likely that most of the seniors who read this article will be covered by Medicare Part A for hospitalization and Part B for outpatient services like doctors’ fees, lab costs, etc. If you are covered by Original Medicare, by default or intentional choice, there are several important points that you should keep...
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Here are some “To Do’s” for the next few weeks!

Here are some “To Do’s” for the next few weeks!

For Today! Never miss a new issue of OurSeniors.net Magazine. You can subscribe now to have the next issue of our senior living magazine delivered directly to your mailbox. Click on SUBSCRIBE NOW to find out how. For Friday August 16 – Plan to attend the August Brunch and Learn Event in Flagler County at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 225 Cypress Edge Drive in Palm Coast (Golden Corral on Google Maps). The program runs from 10AM to noon and features Mr. Mike Rubio, PharmD, CPh, M.B.A. speaking on, “The Role of the Pharmacist in Your Healthcare.” Obviously, Mike is well qualified to speak on his topic!   For reservations, visit Brunch Reservations or call 386-259-6722. For Friday August 23 – Plan to Attend the August Brunch and Learn Event in Volusia County at D.B. Pickles Deli and Bakery Restaurant, 400 S Nova Rd. Ormond Beach, Florida (D.B. Pickles on Google Maps). The program runs from 10AM to noon and features Mr. Andrew Grant,...
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The OurSeniors.net Family of Approved Vendors and Partners

The OurSeniors.net Family of Approved Vendors and Partners

The OurSeniors Family is very proud of all its programs and services. All of them are intended to serve the needs of seniors in some way. Services like OurSeniors.net Brunch and Learn events, the OurSeniorsDiscounts.net special offers, our social media at OurSeniors.net on Facebook and numerous other efforts are all aimed at the 55+ adult and senior market. One of the most important efforts we put forward is the OurSeniors.net Family of Approved Vendors and Partners. Each of these professionals, service providers and business owners has been carefully vetted and screened to conform to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism. They have all demonstrated a special sensitivity to serving the needs of the senior market, our seniors. The next time you need any product or service, turn to the OurSeniors.net Approved Vendors and Partners. Are you looking for a senior placement advisor? Look no farther than Senior Placement Advisors in our directory. Need an auto mechanic? Try Auto Repair & Maintenance. The...
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A Medicare Minute, “The Parts of Medicare”

A Medicare Minute, “The Parts of Medicare”

Sometimes it pays to review basic information. This is certainly true when it comes to Medicare; a survey conducted by the Medicare administration revealed that a majority of seniors could not name or describe the four parts of the Medicare system. This is information that every senior should have at hand, especially when signing up as a new Medicare beneficiary or during the annual open enrollment period. You must understand your Medicare choices and pick your coverage carefully; how you do so will determine your benefits, who you get them from, and it can affect your out-of-pocket costs. Medicare has four major elements, Parts A, B, C and D. The first two (A and B) are often called “Original Medicare.” This is the most basic coverage you can obtain. Part C and Part D are available through private health insurance plans. They enhance your coverage if you want more than Original Medicare offers. This situation is sometimes confusing because Part C...
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Meet ClearCaptions, a Solution to Telephone Communication Challenges

Meet ClearCaptions, a Solution to Telephone Communication Challenges

Hearing loss is one of the challenges that confronts many seniors. In many circumstances, there are ways to overcome this problem, but telephone conversations remain a difficult issue. A member of the OurSeniors.net Family, ClearCaptions, may have the solution to your telephone needs. If you are experiencing hearing loss that inhibits your phone use, you may qualify to receive a ClearCaptions phone at no cost to you. This device offers real-time phone captioning that allows you to see every word said on the call. ClearCaptions is certified by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) as a certified telephone captioning provider. This captioning service is paid for through funds from the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is no cost to qualified individuals whose hearing loss inhibits their phone use, so check this out. You can contact ClearCaptions by phone at 386-210-9844. If you have difficulty doing this yourself because of hearing impairment, have a friend do it or go to the ClearCaptions page...
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