25 Oct Promoting Wellness with Medicare Advantage
Medicare Part C, also known as Medicare Advantage, is an alternative Medicare program offered through private insurers that covers many things Original Medicare will not cover. When combined with the world-class accommodations at the Residences at Zon Beachside, Medicare Advantage can provide a comprehensive wellness experience, supplementing the already great amenities that Zon has to offer.
Prescription Drug Coverage
Many people are surprised to learn that Original Medicare doesn’t cover prescription medications. Medicare Advantage plans can help fill that gap, covering prescription and over-the-counter medications.
Not all Medicare Advantage plans include these benefits, but those that do can cover everything from insulin to ibuprofen. Specific plans, called Special Needs Plans or SNPs, even offer tailored formularies for treating conditions like cancer, anxiety, or diabetes.
With Medicare Advantage, you can fill your scripts and have them delivered straight to your door by The Residences at Zon Beachside’s helpful staff. Zon can even help you manage your medications if you need reminders.
Living at the Residences at Zon Beachside grants you access to the Fit4Life Fitness Studio and instructor-led classes designed to get your blood pumping, but there are even more options available to the fitness-minded senior.
SilverSneakers is a comprehensive fitness program offered in many Medicare Advantage plans, granting you access to online, in-person, and on-demand fitness classes. Want to make use of the Mind & Soul Studio but don’t know the first thing about meditation? Pop in your earbuds and pull up an on-demand class on your phone.
SilverSneakers also includes complimentary membership to fitness centers across the country, so you can stay active wherever you go.
Nutritional Counseling and Grocery Benefits
One of the benefits of living at The Residences at Zon Beachside is never having to cook. Between the Forge Restaurant and Flywheel Deli, your meal needs are covered. Of course, unlimited gourmet food at your fingertips can wreak havoc on your waistline, among other medical complications. Medicare Advantage can help with nutritional counseling services offered through SilverSneakers, letting you enjoy those luxurious dry-aged steaks while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
For those of us of a culinary bent, Medicare Advantage can also help you keep your pantry stocked. While Sea Grapes Market can cover many of your needs, a Medicare Advantage plan with a grocery benefit can expand your horizons to grocery stores across the Melbourne area, helping you pay for meals and snacks. Hey, you’ve got a top-of-the-line kitchen, might as well use it, right?
Did you know that the mouth is the body’s early alert system for all kinds of diseases? Regular dental checkups can reveal early signs of heart disease, diabetes, and leukemia. Unfortunately, many insurance providers, including Medicare, don’t cover dental.
Fortunately, dental services are one of the most commonly offered benefits in Medicare Advantage plans, including regular checkups, dental implants, and dentures. Combined with an over-the-counter benefit, you can even get your toothbrush covered by Medicare Advantage!
Talk about something to smile about.
A Comprehensive Care Package
Medicare Advantage plans offer benefits that work with the luxurious amenities The Residences at Zon Beachside have to offer, providing a comprehensive set of services dedicated to your wellness.
However, it’s important to note that not all Medicare Advantage plans are created equal. Like all private insurance, Medicare Advantage plans have networks of providers, and certain plans will not let you seek care outside of that network except in an emergency.
In addition, not all plans will have all of the benefits listed in this article, and those that do may implement those benefits in wildly different ways. It’s essential to do your research before enrolling in any plan. Consult your doctor to see what insurance they accept, and speak with a licensed insurance agent to help go over your options.