| Thu, Sep 08, 2011 @ 09:00 AM

Are You Caring for a Loved One Covered by Medicare? Medicare Offers Resources to Help

Posted by Medicare Made Clear

Medicare provides resources, information and support for caregivers.If you are caring for a loved one, you are not alone. According to Medicare, nearly 66 million Americans are caring for an aging, seriously ill, or disabled family member or friend. Providing emotional support and physical care, as well as managing health care and insurance, requires time, patience and often persistence from caregivers. For information, help and support, you can turn to resources such as “Ask Medicare”, a section of the Medicare.gov web site dedicated to caregivers.

“Ask Medicare” helps caregivers get the information they need and offers the support of an entire caregiver community. At “Ask Medicare,” you can connect with other caregivers to share experiences, information, ideas and support. You will have access to Medicare updates, planning tools, the free monthly “Ask Medicare” eNewsletter and more—all to help you fulfill your role and, at the same time, take care of yourself.

Here are just some of the topics you can learn about at “Ask Medicare”:

By taking advantage of the updates and information provided on “Ask Medicare”, Medicare.gov and sites like Medicare Made Clear, you can tap into the caregiver network and find help and support.

For more information, contact the Medicare helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048. You can also contact UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Made Clear to learn more at 1-877-619-5582, TTY 711, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. local time, seven days a week.

Resources:

Understanding Medicare – MedicareMadeClear.com

Navigating Medicare – Medicare.gov

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