Did you know that over 66 million Americans care for loved ones who have chronic illnesses, disabilities, or frailties that come naturally with old age? November is National Family Caregiver Month – a perfect opportunity to reach out for help if you’re caring for someone with Medicare. If you’re a caregiver, here are 4 things you can do this month to help you help your loved one:
- Check out our caregiver resources, including our caregiver resource kit and tips on how to take care of yourself.
- Make sure your loved one’s Medicare coverage still meets their needs. Medicare Open Enrollment is from now until December 7, and it’s important to take a few minutes to review coverage and pick a plan that works for your loved one.
- Learn how to reach out for help with AARP’s article on “Creating Your Caregiving Team” - a great reminder that caregiving is a big responsibility that no one should take on alone.
- Find resources near you by visiting the Administration on Aging’s Eldercare Locator.
BELIEVE in yourself… PROTECT your health… REACH OUT for help.