There is a New Kid in Town- New Clinic for Medicare recipients

Oak Street Health, a for profit, medical clinic has opened in Toledo.  The Center accepts Medicare patients and focuses on improving patient outcomes by helping seniors live their healthiest lives.  Each Thursday, at 2pm, the clinic hosts an open house. 553 E Manhattan Blvd., (419) 219-7001, oakstreethealth.com.

Medical podcast produced locally

The University of Toledo Medical Center  produces “Prescribed Listening,” a series of podcasts by medical providers sharing information about their specialties.  Topics include prostate cancer, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, atrial fibrillation and more topics.  Check these podcasts by opening your podcast app and typing in Prescribed Listening.

Medicare Explained  

Free, virtual Medicare  seminars will be offered on Mondays in November to educate participants about Medicare basics, coverage options, and financial assistance programs.  The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) is conducting free OSHIIP, a division of the Ohio Department of Insurance is presenting the program. Register at www.insurance.ohio.gov

Care for Caregivers

November is National Caregivers Month.  Mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, nieces, nephews and friends all act as caregivers for loved ones.  It is estimated that nearly one in five Americans provide unpaid caregiving services.  November is the time to recognise the tremendous work these family members and friends do and maybe even treat them to something special like a break from caregiving, a meal, a spa day and a heartfelt and well-deserved thank you. For more information go to caringcommunity.org.

New Hospital in Sylvania

Assurance Health System has opened a new hospital at 4040 King Road, Sylvania.  The 23 bed facility  focuses exclusively on assisting geriatric patients who are suffering from an acute psychiatric event.      “We are dedicated to reducing the stigma of  dementia and mental illness within the older adult community. Our Sylvania hospital is committed to  being a trusted and reliable community partner for local hospitals, senior living communities and families  that are impacted by the progressive nature of Alzheimer’s Disease and all mental illnesses,” said owner Dwayne Long. 

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