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Vaccination Rates for Older Adults Falling Short

A report by Kaiser Health News featured on PBS NEWSHOUR, highlights a study that shows older adults continue to fall short on essential vaccinations including those for flu, shingles, pneumonia and tetanus. As the start of another flu season approaches, we at Hanson Services want to encourage all Seniors and those who care for them to make sure they are up to date on these life saving shots. Many are conveniently available through local pharmacies, retailers, community and senior centers, and of course, medical providers. The story in its entirety is featured below.

Vaccinations for Seniors

BY Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News  September 16, 2015 at 7:21 AM EDT

Three out of four Americans older than 60 don’t get a shingles vaccine to protect themselves […]

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Seniors beware of scams and identity theft

The Following is important information from the Better Business Bureau. Seniors are often the target for scams:

Protecting our seniors is a high priority with BBB. Listed below are common scams and problems with identity theft in relation to Medicare. Also provided are “quick tips” that tell you when to just walk away, hang up the phone or just say no.

Be suspicious of doctors, health care providers and suppliers who:

•Ask for your Medicare number in exchange for free services or equipment.

•Tell you they need it for “record keeping purposes”

•Advertise “free ” consultation for people on Medicare

•Call or visit use stating they represent ” Medicare or the federal government”

•Use telephone or door to door selling techniques.

•Use pressure or scare tactics to sell you expensive medical services […]

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