Archive for August, 2011

2011 Flu Shots

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

LifeStation is committed to improving the health and safety of seniors. We realize that it takes more than just a medical alarm to make this happen. One of the most important ways for seniors, and caregivers, to stay healthy is with a seasonal flu shot. Many clinics have already started administering the 2011 flu vaccine. For those people that are not covered by Medicare Part B or insurance, many retailers are offering coupons and discounts when you get a flu shot.

Flu shot web pages for major pharmacy chains and retailers:

Walgreens

CVS

Rite Aid

Walmart

Costco

Kroger

Safeway

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Florida Medicaid ADA Waivers for Medical Alarms

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

We are often asked if LifeStation medical alarms are covered by Medicaid and the answer is, as with many things, it depends. It depends on what state you live in and your ability to meet the eligibility requirements in that state. Florida residents can qualify for a LifeStation medical alarm from Medicaid through as part of the Aged/Disabled Adult Waiver Program. Contact LifeStation for more information about medical alarms. To order your LifeStation system using the Medicaid Waiver, contact your case worker. (Users cannot directly place medical alert orders using Medicaid Waivers.)

To be eligible for the A/DA Medicaid Waiver services, an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 60 years old or older or be ages 18 to 59 and determined disabled according to Social?Security standards.
  • Be Medicaid eligible (financially and medically). Financial eligibility for home and community-based waiver services is determined by DCF staff using the Institutional Care Program (ICP) assets and income eligibility criteria.
  • Meet nursing facility level of care criteria for Intermediate I or Intermediate II as determined by the DOEA Comprehensive Assessment and Review for Long-Term Care Services (CARES)

LifeStation Medicaid Provider ID: 003402200
Corporation Document Number: F11000000125

Social Networking

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Social networks are getting flooded with seniors. Participation in social networking has nearly doubled among the over 50 population. Seniors are finding friends on Facebook (definitely), following and posting on Twitter (and not just Sh*t my dad says), finding videos on YouTube (cats, cats and more cats), checking-in at Foursquare (well maybe not so much) and +1’ing at Google+ (we’re not even set up there yet).

We try to use as many of these as possible so that wherever you are on the internet you can find the information you want from LifeStation: