Don’t “set it and forget it” where Medicare insurance is concerned

SHIIP volunteer B. J. Boyarsky counsels Elizabeth and Denis Hevey on their Medicare decisions for 2017; the Heveys were two of the 1,289 Durham residents assisted by Senior PharmAssist during Medicare's open enrollment period.

SHIIP volunteer B. J. Boyarsky counsels Elizabeth and Denis Hevey on their Medicare decisions for 2017; the Heveys were two of the 1,289 Durham residents assisted by Senior PharmAssist during Medicare’s open enrollment period.

 

Each year, Medicare beneficiaries are given dozens of options for drug and health coverage. Most individuals choose to just stick with what they have. This can be a costly decision. It’s important to compare your choices EVERY year and to obtain help—if needed—from an objective, reliable source. Read why in this Mar. 19 article from Senior PharmAssist  published in The Herald-Sun.

The best medicine can be little or no medicine

We meet with participants every six months to ensure their medications are working well for them and to streamline regimens whenever possible.

It’s important to understand what your medications are for, how to take them properly and why you’re taking them.

 

Medication “consumers” and their family members are the most important players on the healthcare team. That’s why it’s critical to know your meds and to speak up if you have concerns or questions. Learn more about when and how to advocate for yourself in this article from Senior PharmAssist published on Feb. 19 in The Herald Sun.

Good things are happening in Durham thanks to community partners and some outside help

Executive Director Gina Upchurch sharing remarks at the closing event of IBM Health Corp’s visit to Durham.

 

Senior PharmAssist is grateful to work with the Partnership for a Healthy Durham, Durham’s Partnership for Seniors, End Poverty Durham, Project Access of Durham County, and many other coalitions that are trying to move the dial toward a healthier Durham. We appreciate the recent work of IBM Health Corps with the Duke Center for Community and Population Health Improvement and community partners as they helped us think about how we can work more effectively – together. Read about the good things happening in Durham – from an “outsider’s” perspective – in this post by IBM executive and Health Corps member Christine O’Sullivan.

 

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Though he initially came to see us for Medicare counseling, Carlos Cuyugan now benefits from our medication management and health education.

Learn why regular medication management and health education are such a benefit to participants like Carlos Cuyugan.