Senior health and care
As we age, our bodies change. So do our healthcare needs.
It’s important that seniors receive appropriate care
At UCHealth, you’ll receive expert, compassionate senior health care for your physical, social, and emotional needs. You’ll benefit from longer appointments and convenient scheduling. You’ll be treated like family and listened to as an individual. Your quality of life is our highest priority.
Uniquely positioned to treat older adults
We understand how certain diseases tie to the aging process, and we offer services focused on prevention and early detection of those diseases.
We’ll help you manage existing health conditions and your medication. And the research we conduct on health issues helps us find new ways for seniors to live longer, more active lives.
Medicare enrollment periods
Initial enrollment period
When you’re first eligible for Medicare, you have a 7-month period during which you may enroll. It begins three months before you turn 65, includes the month you turn 65, and ends three months after the month you turn 65.
If you miss this enrollment period, you may pay more for some services, you may experience a gap in your health care coverage and/or your access to certain types of Medicare coverage could be restricted.
Special enrollment period
If you do not enroll in Medicare during your initial enrollment period, you may have the chance to sign up for Medicare during a special enrollment period. Life changes such as retirement, change in address or lost coverage may qualify you for a special enrollment period.
Annual election period
Medicare’s annual election period is from Oct. 15 – Dec. 7 each year. During this period, anyone with Medicare can change their Medicare health plan and/or prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs.
UCHealth has partnered with an independent insurance agency in order to help you understand your coverage options. Licensed insurance agents at eHealth are available to work directly with you to answer your questions about Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans, and find the best options for your health care needs.
There is no cost for this optional service, and you do not have to enroll in a plan.
Aspen Club in northern Colorado
Aspen Club was established in 1989 to provide a wide range of program benefits including senior health education, screenings, hospital discounts and social opportunities to residents aged 50-plus in Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, and Longmont.
Medical alert service in Colorado Springs: peace of mind for you & your loved ones
UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs offers a medical alert service for seniors called Home Companion Monitor. This easy-to-use, electronic device is designed to signal a friend, relative, or emergency service whenever help is needed.