The risk of falling increases as we age, and at Priority Health we aim to help our members with fall prevention and with recovery after a fall.
Hearing Services Provided by TruHearing
Leaving hearing loss untreated can increase the risk of falling by 70-80%. Hearing impairment is associated with less physical function, reduced walking endurance, and can cause your physical function to decline faster over time.
All Priority Health Medicare plans include a routine hearing exam for $0 and an additional hearing aid benefit. To learn more about your hearing aid benefit please check your Evidence of Coverage or contact TruHearing at 833.898.1313.
Vision Services Provided by EyeMed
All Priority Health Medicare Advantage members receive a $0 annual vision exam as well as an annual allowance to use for eyewear.
Fitness and Wellness Services Provided by SilverSneakers
SilverSneakers provides $0 access to any participating fitness facilities for all Priority Health Medicare members. They also offer a fall prevention program to members at no cost. This program can be done in-person or virtually, is between 30-45 minutes long and focuses on movement, balance and flexibility.
Exercises for your Brain Through BrainHQ
BrainHQ visual exercises target the brain’s visual spatial system, which is critical to balance. BrainHQ visual exercises improve visual spatial processing (e.g., visual speed, attention, acuity, and useful ﬁeld of view) and additional BrainHQ training can improve cognitive abilities (e.g., visual attention, speed, and executive function) that are critical to the adjustments our brain is constantly making to direct the body.
In-Home Safety Assessments
All Priority Health Medicare members have the option to schedule an in-home safety assessment to be performed by a health care provider. The assessment will focus on both medical and behavioral hazards, such as your risk for falls or injuries and how to prevent them as well as identify and/or modify home hazards throughout your home.
If you’d like to schedule an assessment, please ask your primary care provider for a referral.
Physical and Occupational Therapy
All Priority Health Medicare Advantage members have both physical and occupational therapy benefits. To learn your copay for these appointments, please check your Evidence of Coverage or call customer service at 888.389.6648
Physical therapists can provide a fall screening and balance training to members who need it.
Occupational therapists will make recommendations to reduce falls by assessing your Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), the furniture in your home, lighting, etc. They will then recommend rails or easy changes that can be made to better accommodate you.
If you’d like to connect with a physical or occupational therapist, talk with your primary care provider about a referral or getting started.