New Online Help for Caregivers
Caregivers now have a new resource, the Ask Medicare Website, launched by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The site includes information on navigating through Medicare, finding doctors who participate in Medicare services, health care services, links to partner organizations that assist caregivers , and personal caregiver anecdotes.
Click on Caregiver support to find this:
"Recognizing that taking care of a seriously ill, aged or disabled friend or family member can be emotionally and physically exhausting, Ask Medicare is committed to helping caregivers manage issues such as stress and depression and providing informational resources to help them lead balanced, rewarding lives. Here, we provide answers to questions about:
-Financial help for caregivers
-Legal assistance for caregivers
-Plan for long-term care
-Managing nursing home transitions
-Help with transitions
-Taking care of yourself
-Find support in your community"