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  • Medicare Advantage via CarePartners: What’s in it for Patients?

    October 10, 2018

    Connecticut has never seen anything like CarePartners of Connecticut, a joint venture between Hartford HealthCare and Tufts Health Plan of Massachusetts, that will begin selling 2019 Medicare Advantage plans in the state when the open-enrollment period begins Oct. 15. It’s the first partnership between a hospital system and an insurer…

  • One Way to Avoid the Flu: The Secret’s in Your Food

    September 26, 2018

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s impossible to predict what the 2018-19 flu season will be like because new flu viruses appear every year and vaccines are updated annually. While the best way to prevent the flu is to get a vaccine, there are other ways…

  • Here’s What’s in Your Flu Vaccine: Will It Work This Season?

    September 25, 2018

    Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were sunning ourselves at Hammonasset Beach? Actually, yes it was, but now it’s officially fall and we only care about one thing — the coming flu season. Predicting the severity of a flu season isn’t like predicting which team will win more football games, the…

  • Flu Clinics: Where, When to Get Your Vaccines

    September 21, 2018

    Here is the latest list of Hartford HealthCare at Home flu clinics. Hartford HealthCare at Home can directly bill the following insurance companies: Aetna, Anthem (including Blue Cross/Blue Shield), ConnectiCare, Cigna, Medicare and the Medicare Advantage Plans for Aetna, Anthem and ConnectiCare. We also accept payment by personal check. A self-pay vaccination is…

  • NOW OPEN: The Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

    September 12, 2018

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony held Sept. 12, 2018 marks the opening of the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital. This is the tenth location for the Center for Healthy Aging, which was established in 2004. This groundbreaking service connects families and their older loved ones with resources…

  • Southington Community YMCA presents Diabetes Prevention Program in collaboration with Hartford HealthCare

    September 07, 2018

    Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects more than 30 million people in the United States with more than 1 million people being diagnosed each year, according to the American Diabetes Association. To address the problem locally, the Southington Community YMCA is launching the free 12-week Diabetes Prevention Program in…

  • When is it Time to See a Geriatrician?

    August 30, 2018

    The population of people over the age of 65 in the United States is growing rapidly. According to the U.S. Census 98.2 million people, or one in four Americans, will be 65 or older by 2060, and 19.7 million will be age 85 or older.  The good news is that…

  • Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital Announces Resource Coordinator

    August 28, 2018

    Jennifer Labrie, HS-BCP, of Barkhamsted, is connecting older adults and families to appropriate senior services at the newest Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging location at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Outpatient Entrance, 540 Litchfield St. The office opened on August 6, 2018. Labrie, a resource coordinator, and all Hartford HealthCare Center…

  • Seniors Not Immune to Opioid Epidemic

    August 10, 2018

    As the opioid epidemic continues to impact communities throughout the United States, it’s important to recognize seniors as a subset of the population sometimes overlooked in this crisis. Because seniors are more likely to experience physical issues that cause chronic pain, they are also more likely to be prescribed opioid…

  • How to Know When it’s Time For Homecare

    August 10, 2018

    Knowing when your family member may need assistance at home can be daunting, says Hartford HealthCare at Home’s Karen Pagliaro. “When visiting, look around,” she says. “Is the home not cared for the way it had been in the past?  Are there dishes in the sink, laundry piling up, newspaper scattered…


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